Kudos to students, schools on walkout

first_imgSchool superintendents and principals who blocked the March 14 student memorials to Florida shooting victims should be ashamed and embarrassed. They have forgotten the most basic goals of education, especially at the high school level, which include helping students understand issues in the world they are growing up in, to be involved students in their communities, and to exercise their right to vote every year of their life.In schools such as Niskayuna and Schenectady, school leaders worked with interested students to develop a meaningful memorial activity with well-organized plans. Schenectady’s program was so powerful and well done it commanded the lead story spot in the local news coverage. School leadership and the students are to be commended for the memorial they held.RICHARD TERRYSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Schenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positions Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt has landed a new job, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.Former Cardinals HC Ken Whisenhunt will become offensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 17, 2013 Whisenhunt was considered for several head coaching openings, including San Diego’s, but the Chargers opted to hire Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy for the post. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Whisenhunt spent six season as head coach in Arizona, leading the team to their only Super Bowl appearance following the 2008 season. With a record of 45-51, he is the winningest coach in Cardinals history.Before becoming Arizona’s head coach, Whisenhunt spent two seasons as the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator, helping the team to a victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL.He takes over a San Diego offense that ranked 31st in total offense (297.3 yards per game) in 2012. The only team that finished lower than the Chargers was Arizona (263.1 yards per game). Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   last_img read more