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As a newspaper columnist, Nancy Devlin, Ph.D. has written over 700 articles on subjects related to education and parenting. Welcome to her Classroom!

Why Do Some Children Thrive in Adversity and Others Fail

All adults are potential mentors. When a child reaches out to you, recognize the gesture and be there, ready, willing and able to provide support. Continue reading

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Teacher Tenure

Teacher tenure laws are coming under close scrutiny, usually not in a pleasant way.  One headline read: “When teachers should be expelled from class.” “New hope for getting ride of bad apples.”  The assumption seems to be that tenure permits … Continue reading

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