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Are you as smart as a 6th grader? If you are a voter, I sure hope so

September 23, 2012

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Danny hunched protectively over his blue college-rule notebook on Wednesday, pen moving furiously across the page as he crafted his words. The next day he was due to give the speech he hoped would loft him through popular election onto his Middle School Leadership Team, a gathering of 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade students who represent […]

Give a kid a newspaper, and he will read for a lifetime

September 4, 2012

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My 11-year-old son was freaking out the other morning. It had nothing to do with breakfast or his clothes, or whether he had studied for the quiz that loomed. He was freaking because our newspaper had failed to be delivered on time. I know what you are thinking–what self-respecting 6th grader reads the newspaper? After […]