Chronicle Staff

04/18/2017 - 1:32pm
“Skip it and move on” is no strategy now      For years, students across the US have been taught the 21 century adage, “skip it and move on,” as a strategy for navigating the eight-year marathon-gauntlet of standardized testing. Beginning in third grade, all the way through 11, students take their seats at desks for several days, once a year, to fill in...
01/17/2017 - 4:35pm
Spending problem or revenue problem, it’s probably both      It turns out that lawmakers’ projections of budget revenues for the upcoming fiscal year are lower than anticipated, at approximately $96.2 million, according to a Des Moines Register article. The result is a proposal by Governor Terry Branstad that cuts $...
01/10/2017 - 3:26pm
Education among agenda items for Iowa State legislature      With the new year in almost a full swing for most (even though you may write 2016 on your dates still), state legislatures across the nation have already been hard at work, setting agendas for the issues that will dominate its sessions.     ...
01/03/2017 - 5:30pm
Resolutions      With the new year upon us comes the time-old adage of making resolutions to do better, be better or become something. In today’s day in age, traditions are hard to come by, with many choosing new habits rather than sticking to old ones; making new year resolutions might be one of those traditions.  ...
12/13/2016 - 4:46pm
Community leaders can guide us, but when is it time to vouch support?      United Way of North Central Iowa stopped by Hampton earlier this week, its biggest turnout out of the five trips to towns it’s made thus far. United Way is a non-profit organization that aids in developing grants and supporting community programs....
11/29/2016 - 4:57pm
21 Century Zines      Who remembers the “Fanzine?” Or as they would become more well known in the 1970 counter-culture movement, “Zines?” As a quick refresher, these “zines” were magazines put together by small groups of people for the most niche of audiences. They found their popularity in...
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