Education

Voters to decide direction of the school board on Tuesday

Tuesday’s runoff election day features two Frank Myers-backed challengers who could help him gain a majority of anti-establishment votes on the Muscogee County School Board

Runoffs also could be viewed as a referendum on whether Superintendent David Lewis is leading the school district in the right direction

Officials seldom get credit for the things they do well

At a time when bureaucratic mistakes or government inaction seem to be the norm rather than the exception, when a Congress compromising for the common good is uncommonly rare and when public confidence in its leaders is near an all-time low, it would seem paradoxical to point to examples of wise decisions by our public stewards.

This week's circulars

In Depth

Top 5 techniques of an excellent teacher

The Muscogee County School District 2016 Teacher of the Year, Stefan Lawrence, Carver High, provides the examples

And the district’s 2015 Teacher of the Year, Sheryl Green of Jordan High, provides the analysis

Videos

Tonza Thomas - a few thoughts from the NAACP Columbus president

Tonza Thomas, whose father was a Black Panther and a U.S. Marine, discusses crime in the African-American neighborhoods
Robin Trimarchi rtrimarchi@ledger-enquirer.com
Tonza Thomas - a few thoughts from the NAACP Columbus president 6:05

Tonza Thomas - a few thoughts from the NAACP Columbus president

Midland Farmers Market donates $1,200 to House of Heroes 2:25

Midland Farmers Market donates $1,200 to House of Heroes

Discussions get lively at the race relations and policing forum in Columbus 10:52

Discussions get lively at the race relations and policing forum in Columbus

Young writers share their original short stories 1:52

Young writers share their original short stories