Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank You!!

When I was a kid… If someone opened or held a door for you, you thanked them. If someone handed you so much as a glass of water, you thanked them. If someone gifted you—even with something you hated—you thanked them, not with a phone call, email or text, but with a...

School-Wise News Update: From AI and History/Civics Instruction to Teaching Standards, Controversial Dress Codes and Political Tensions in Schools

   *** Three You/Gov/ More in Common surveys found that most of us, both Democrats and Republicans, want history instruction to include “both the triumphs and the dark chapters of American history." However, there's a “perception gap," meaning “the difference between...

Greeting Cards: In Decline or Making a Comeback?

  For young and old alike, nothing beats going to the mailbox and finding there, mixed in with all the bills, charity pleas, and catalogs, a greeting card--sometimes for no other reason than to say “’I’m thinking of you.” And best of all, sometimes a personal note is...

Bring Spring into Winter by Forcing Bulbs to Bloom

   In Anxious People, author Fredrik Backman writes, “She could see winter making itself comfortable across the town. She liked the silence of this time of year but had never appreciated its smugness. When the snow arrives autumn has already done all the work, taking...