Will Whole-Child Champion Michael Hynes Go All the Way?

On a Monday evening, as summer ended, the Patchogue-Medford school board on Long Island affirmed its support for superintendent Michael Hynes, extending his contract for five years.  President Anthony O’Reilly, as Greater Patchogue reported, was “thrilled beyond belief.”

In the United States, local communities are the hubs of education policymaking.  The sentiments of this school board president reflect a philosophical shift away from the cold, rational demands of standards-based accountability, a consensus that children are the top priority.  Hynes believes in teaching to the whole child, O’Brien said.  He understands that kids . . . Read full article →


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