October 1, 2010 RSS feed / Columnists

School Scope

The Inconvenient Truth Behind ‘Waiting for Superman’

If you are in any way involved in education, or even if you are not, many of you have been seeing the bombardment of hype for the Davis Guggenheim film, “Waiting for Superman,” a film that lauds charter schools over public schools, enfor More...

It’s My Turn

Jim Kelly, a former New York City Detective, currently lives in Wilmington, NY. He was on duty on the tragic day of Sept. 11, 2001. He retired in July 2002 after completion of twenty years of service. More...

Simon says...

Why have I not heard from you? As I walk and talk in my district, the residents of Rockaway, Broad Channel and Breezy are serious about restoring the rebate program on the Cross Bay Bridge for local residents. But I have still not heard from you. More...

Looking Backward

What The Wave Said 20 Years Ago... More...

The Rockaway Beat

Do You Really Want Business People Making Educational Decisions?

I don’t understand how anybody could believe that the business model is the best way to manage schools or that business people are best-equipped to make the educational decisions necessary to make a school successful. I mean, look around you. More...

The Diary Of A Green Thumb

Scarecrows, Corn Stalks, Bails Of Hay … Halloween Is Right Around The Corner

October is the official start to the fall season. The trees turn from their lush green of summer to an array of colors, each more magnificent that the next. The landscape seems to take on a more distinct, larger than life appearance. More...

Broad Channel Bits

It’s officially fall and a touch of change is on the tree leaves. While it is a bit cooler here, it is approximately 10 degrees below our temperature on the same day in the city of Chicago. More...

From The Artists Studio

The Life Within Wood

Robin Pogrebitskiy was a unique artist and a rare human being. “Robin’s Garden,” as his studio and workshop was dubbed, was a staple of RAA’s sTudio 7 Gallery – even before it was “sTudio 7 Gallery.” More...

The Inner Voice

Never give up. More...

Spotlight on Elderlaw

The basic estate planning documents include the Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy, which are in effect during one’s lifetime, and the Last Will and Testament, which has legal effect upon one’s death. More...


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