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Gaging the public's mood by their words

Subscriber onlyAn old sage of the weekly newspaper business, who was personally reading up to four area weekly newspapers and an additional three daily newspapers each and every day for the past half-century, once told me: The true people's voice is often reflected in the last lines printed. Continue reading...

Keeping students engaged

Subscriber onlyWith the start of a new school year it is a perfect time for all of us to think seriously about how students need an educational experience that deeply engages them every day. Continue reading...

Letter to the Editor

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Pulling plank on pre-K could hurt GOP slate

Subscriber onlyRecently, the Republican Party of Arkansas, meeting in what normally is a post-convention Presidential Pep Rally, turned into a meeting of mundane housekeeping items such as fine turning a party platform for the upcoming election cycle. Continue reading...

Supporting educators in a challenging profession

Subscriber onlyIn many instances, the traditional way of doing things in schools serves us well and should be respected. In other ways, however, because of changing needs, you will see schools in Arkansas and elsewhere make implementations that are a departure from the past. Continue reading...