Today the principal at Coronado Elementary was reported to have emailed her teachers that the inauguration today was not an appropriate subject or learning tool for students. Is this America? Do teachers not have a right and a responsibility to teach students about the Democratic process? If this is any indication of the direction of public education, it is a sad day for America.
A retired teacher
Perhaps it is the way public education is focused on standardized testing and not truly developing the talents and competencies individuals possess. I don't fault the teachers - it truly is the system that is broken.
As parents we could not be more disappointed with the quality of differentiated instruction and the improper use of technology. Technology seems to be integrated into the classroom as a classroom management tool vs. a tool to enhance and individualize instruction.
With the Common Core in place, it is very tough on older Parents to understand. The person who invented this... should post their scores from Kindergarten to Senior. If 100% scored perfect, then we stick with Common Core, any missed scores.. then we go back to the traditional ways of learning!
This is a bad school. We had a good teacher for first, second, and third grades and an average teacher for fourth. However, a long-term sub in fifth was a bad teacher. She yelled at and humiliated kids. There was no learning, and all work was sent home as homework. After multiple complaints, the school still ignored the problems we were facing. We have now moved to another school, and are happier. My child also faced bullying ignored by the school's staff. She was advenced, but was unchallenged, even in the GT program.
We love Coronado! This school is a GT magnet school for the district, and it shows throughout the entire school. The school is great at teaching social skills as well as traditional academics. The entire school is on a token-system for encouraging positive behavior. The teachers all are familiar with the social/emotional needs of gifted learners as well as the academic needs. Our child hasn't been successful in other environments, but he is very successful at Coronado. The entire school is friendly and the teachers and administrators know every child and family by name. Chess club is the most popular activity, and Legos are the most-played-with toy in after-care. Parent involvement is high, but it doesn't feel cliquish. The school is also proactive and attentive to children on IEPs. The school psychologist is great. They really focus on the needs of the individual child, and will provide services if they deem it will benefit a child, regardless of whether or not the child is on an IEP or 504 plan. I can't say enough positive things about this school. It's such a positive and inclusive learning environment.
We love this school. The gifted and talented program is superb! Also the teachers are wonderful, encouraging my children to reach their full potential. We couldn't be happier with this school and would recommend it without hesitation.
My child was in Kindergarten and the Teachers did a good job. I tried to volunteer once a month just to see how thing were going in the room. yes, there were 22 kids and one teacher assistant. That is alot of kids and I think the Teacher did a great job keeping her eye on all of them. One child was in question for bullying!.. such a young age.. needs to be dealt with and addressed.