Every now and then, I hear from people who believe our students need to "return to the basics." In some conversations, this means an emphasis on core curricular areas such as reading, writing, and arithmetic.
In the coming weeks, community members will hear more about the planned budget reductions for the 2012-13 school year. As we discuss the budget reductions, it is important that we look back in order to help our community look forward.
Special to The Washington Post
President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will devote little time Monday to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in part because of Iran and election-year politics.
Recently, a group of Garfield students inspired me to revisit a couple of classic children's stories. The first is the children's book "Stone Soup." Over the years this story has been rewritten several times by several authors.