The Shakerite

Hutchings Set to Bring His Ideas to Shaker Classrooms

John Vodrey, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2013

Shaker’s next superintendent is committed to the district but maintains his goal of becoming America’s chief education officer. And don’t count on him to fold in the face of lake effect snow. The Shakerite exclusive...

Middle School Provides Programs, Support Aimed to Close Achievement Gap

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Print Editor in Chief

May 8, 2013

While test scores and state rankings indicate the achievement gap is present throughout the district, data has consistently implied that it may be most prominent at the middle school. Of all eight Shaker schools, the middle...

Interview with Superintendent-Elect Hutchings

John Vodrey, David Shakno and Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Staff Reporter, Multimedia Editor and Print Editor in Chief

April 30, 2013

The Shakerite exclusively interviewed Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, the next superintendent of the Shaker Heights City School District, via Skype April 23. Below are audio excerpts from the interview. Read the upcoming print edition ...

How Much do Students Need AP?

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Editor in Chief

April 8, 2013

When it comes to college, it is good to be ahead of the game. But is it necessary? Students are often advised to start preparing early, but as schools fight to boost their prestige and selectivity by appealing to more highly...

Students Offer Their Views on Superintendent Candidates

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Editor in Chief

March 26, 2013

Although not members of a professional search firm, students who met with the three final candidates for superintendent offered plenty of frank assessments. In large public meetings March 13-15, community members had a chance...

‘Students With Attitude’ Rewarded at Middle School

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Spotlight Editor

July 5, 2012

­­­IB students are thinkers, inquirers, communicators and risk takers. They are caring, open minded and principled, knowledgeable, balanced and reflective. And some of them are $50 richer for it. This year, the middle...

How to go High-Tech but Escape all of the Buzz

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Spotlight Editor

April 25, 2012

Add Some Ears Neurowear, a fashion electronics company in Japan, is easing brain-wave detecting cat ears onto the market this month. The ears move depending upon the user’s emotion, stiffening when they detect concentration, b...

Tattoo Idea Vibrates Through Tech World

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Spotlight Editor

April 25, 2012

What if you never had to miss another text message or phone call? Nokia has patented an idea for tattoos that could link humans to their cell phones by vibrating each time the phone receives a text message, call or reaches...

The Flipped Classroom

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Spotlight Editor

February 27, 2012

As more students are sucked into technology and away from their studies, educators find themselves searching for ways to restructure their classrooms. Two Colorado chemistry teachers may have found a way. Jonathan Bergmann...

Letter: Morris Extends SB5 Conversation

November 22, 2011

After reading Sarah-Jane Lorenzo’s excellent article “SB5 Gone, Fears Remain” in the last issue, I wanted to extend my answer to Sarah’s last question, “Would you recommend education as a future career?” In the original...

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