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Possible elimination of B-level English courses generates concern

Possible elimination of B-level English courses generates concern
January 18, 2017

Ian Bernstein '18 The Westport Public School’s administrative staff is considering terminating B-level English classes at Staples High School based on their purpose for student learning. Students...

New authentic courses proposed to upgrade our English curriculum

Photo by Caroline Blevins '18
October 26, 2016

By Caroline Blevins ’18 English teacher Kim Herzog and culinary teacher Cecily Gans have been creating a new food literature course for about a year now. They recently proposed this course to the...

[Sept. 2016 News] Sex-education curriculum under speculation

October 11, 2016

By Claire Dinshaw '17 Editor-in-Chief and Becky Hoving '17 Managing Editor President Obama is attempting to cut all federal funding for abstinence-only sex education by removing a $10 million per year...

Course additions expand Staples’ curriculum

Course additions expand Staples’ curriculum
November 30, 2015

On Nov. 23, the Board of Education unanimously approved nine new courses at Staples High School for the 2016-17 school year. The courses are AP Music Theory, Mandarin Chinese 5, AP Chinese Language and...

Choosing classes is a game of chance

Graphic by Grace Foley '18
March 9, 2015

There’s only one reading assignment that I’ve gotten in all of high school that I’ve actually been excited to start, and I can tell you with absolute certainty that it wasn’t chapter one of my...

Learning should be simple

Learning should be simple
October 13, 2014

We want to learn. And we want to be taught.  But being smothered by new initiatives can become detrimental to our learning process. In 2010, Westport 2025 was implemented into our curriculum to strengthen students’...

Westport debates the ‘A’ in STEAM: Many continue to debate the balance between fine arts programs and engineering curriculum

Westport debates the ‘A’ in STEAM: Many continue to debate the balance between fine arts programs and engineering curriculum
October 12, 2014

The Westport Board of Education voted to implement a STEM-based curriculum for all grades in both Coleytown and Bedford middle schools on Dec. 2, 2013 in the hopes that it would foster  a passion for...

New APUSH curriculum rewrites history class

New APUSH curriculum rewrites history class
September 7, 2014

The saying goes “you can’t change history.” However, the College Board has moved to change the way it is taught for the 2014-2015 school year. They have changed the curriculum for Advanced Placement...

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