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More at stake than one teacher’s job

More at stake than one teacher’s job

By The Editorial Board

February 23, 2015

The editorial staff of The Shakerite have covered a recent controversy within their school district: the decision whether or not to fire a long-time teacher over a potentially tragic mistake. It's tempting to take the easy way out in an op-ed--to respond only to an isolated incident, rather than...

Community members express opinions about ‘State of the Schools’ speech

Community members express opinions about ‘State of the Schools’ speech

By Zachary Nosanchuk, Natalia Perkins, and Alexa Jankowsky, Shaker Heights High School

February 13, 2015

Superintendent Gregory C. Hutchings Jr. gave his second State of the Schools speech Feb. 10 in the large auditorium. In true Shaker style, the audience reaction to the presentation was diverse and included some pointed criticisms. Before the event, students and administrators shared what they expected...

School board terminates superintendent’s contract

School board terminates superintendent’s contract

By Isabel Hanewicz, Robinson High School

January 27, 2015

A sea of supporters was not enough to deter Hillsborough County School Board from voting 4-3 in favor of terminating superintendent MaryEllen Elia's contract. Board members Susan Valdes, Sally Harris, Cindy Stuart and April Griffin voted for the motion, with Melissa Snively, Doretha Edgecomb and Carol...