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WFISD Passes Resolution To End High Stakes Testing; ‘No Child Left Behind’ Creates Problems For Students, Teachers

WFISD Passes Resolution To End High Stakes Testing; ‘No Child Left Behind’ Creates Problems For Students, Teachers

Kyler Norman, Reporter

May 21, 2012


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In Texas several districts are signing “The Resolution to End High Stakes Testing” because of the many negative impacts of the tests. “I am in favor of the resolution,” Assistant Superintendent Dr. Timothy Powers said. “It’s time to take another look at a better way to assess student success.” Along...

Recessionary Gap Causes Education Costs To Rise: Students Taking Out Larger Loans Than Normal

Kyler Norman, Staff Writer

May 1, 2012


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The U.S economy has caused inflated college prices that are creating financial problems for students. College and Career Counselor Julie Johnson said school loan debt is quickly becoming the largest debt in America. “Unfortunately college, like every thing else, is getting more and more expensive...

Exercise voting rights

April 5, 2012


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There is a reason legislatures don’t listen to young people. “You can complain that the government doesn’t pay attention to young people, but it’s because you don’t go out and vote,” Goodman said. “Young people have the lowest voter turnout of any age group. If they would turn out in...

Students need to know political party

April 5, 2012


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At Rider 70 percent of the students believe they know their political affiliation 66 percent of those people can list the beliefs of their political party. “Most people have no idea what their political ideologies are, and it takes them to find out if they conservative or liberal to find out how they...

District ponders allowing students to bring electronic devices

March 2, 2012


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The face of technology in the classroom could soon change because of a new "bring your own device program" currently being looked at by WFISD. "The bring your own device (idea) is just something the district is looking into," Rider principal Judy McDonald said. "The district is setting up a committee,...

Education Crisis: Professors say students unprepared

Education Crisis: Professors say students unprepared

November 7, 2011


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The decline of US education is a major topic of debate and conversation among politicians, students and citizens alike. Professors say the issues come from multiple sources. Statistics From Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009 Performance of US 15-Year-Old students shows the US...

Band prepares to play at Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in December

Band prepares to play at Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in December

Kyler Norman

October 6, 2011


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The Rider band has currently raised over $300,000 for their trip to London on Dec. 28 to play for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. “I’m really not sure why we got picked,” band director Loy Studer said. “We’re just a little band from Wichita Falls. In 2009, the band played at a UIL State wind...

Longer deployment times leave family friends sad

Longer deployment times leave family friends sad

November 22, 2010


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Junior Terin Ramsey knows what it's like to have a deployed family friend. Tommy Dawson (whom she considers as an uncle), a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force, is currently serving in Afghanistan. Ramsey said she has a close relationship with Dawson. "It's really hard without him." Ramsey said. Ramsey...

A Dying Breed: Clubs Struggle to Stay Afloat

Kyler Norman

October 8, 2010


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Clubs have always been a part of student life, but now students and teachers are having difficulty finding time for them. “I don’t know if kids are too busy in church or if they have too much schoolwork,” librarian and Student Council adviser Sally Mroczkowski said. “It’s the same kids doing...

ROHO Depot Survives Tests Of Time

Kyler Norman

September 9, 2010


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ROHO Depot has managed to survive 10 years by adapting to serve the changing needs of the students and school. Students can purchase frappuccinos from the ROHO Depot during lunch in the student center. Starting Sept. 13, students will be able to buy Otis Spunkmeyer cookies for 50 cents on Mondays afte...

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