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Archive: May 13, 2007 - May 19, 2007

The Debate: Should Spelling Be Taught?

Say it isn't so. Some teachers and academic researchers say that they no longer teach spelling. Their argument is that the rote memorization they teach is no longer necessary thanks to spell check. So, let's see. If I right this blog with misspellings, will anyone notice? Oh, wait ... the...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 18, 2007; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (77)

Goodbye, Cat

"Mona's in the garden," pipes up my 3-year-old animal lover who's not been allowed to touch his best friend's cat for years. (Cats trigger his asthma.) "Yes, she's buried in the garden," I say. He repeats. I explain that Mona died and is buried in the garden. Not sure he...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 17, 2007; 6:30 AM ET | Comments (31)

The Choices We Make

New parent-to-be and Post workplace columnist Amy Joyce wrote a thoughtful piece this weekend about impending motherhood and the life choices she is about to make. So many questions, so few answers. Amy, in case you're reading this, that doesn't change, even years after that baby has been born. At...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 16, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Missing Madeleine

Madeleine McCann was three when she disappeared from her bed in a Portuguese resort on May 3. Her parents were dining at a restaurant near their vacation rental and checked on Madeleine and younger twin siblings every half hour. Madeleine, whose fourth birthday was this past weekend, has not been...

By Stacey Garfinkle | May 15, 2007; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (185)

 

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