Why flunking exams is a good thing

No, I don’t mean for your final – that’s never a good thing!  But this article from the NY Times explores the idea of an exam helping students actually learn material.

Is it the ultimate “teaching (or learning) to the test,” or is it a way to focus students on information that is important?  Continue reading


Highlights from 10/16/14 school board meeting

Why flunking exams is a good thing
The Meeting, 1935

Athletic Update Oct. 16, 2014
Extracurricular Update Oct. 16, 2014

It was a fairly uneventful meeting this month – which is good news for Milford!  Following are this month’s highlights: Continue reading

The Meeting, 1935

By Gary Knepp, Vice President, Milford Board of Education; Historian; Attorney-at-Law

Board of Education meetings are generally poorly attended, quiet and, well, boring. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes tempers flare over the curriculum, controversial books, financial questions, or discipline issues. The December 1935 board meeting was remarkable. The county newspaper reported that “simmering” issues “came to a violent boil” that night. Continue reading

Extracurricular Update Oct. 16, 2014

MHS Drama: The Drama Club is presenting the 2nd Annual Haunted House in the auditorium Thursday, Oct. 30 and Sat., Nov. 1 from 7-11 pm.  Also, the 2nd Annual Boofest for the younger set on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 4-8PM in the MHS Cafeteria. Milford Drama also presents “The Miracle Worker,” the story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, on November 13, 14, and 15, at 7:30 pm in the MHS Auditorium. Continue reading

Athletic Update Oct. 16, 2014

Girls Golf: What a historic year for the MHS Girls Golf team! Coming off their third consecutive ECC Championship the girls advanced to the District Championship as a team for the first time in school history. Individually, Megan Creager is the first girl’s golfer in school history to qualify for the State Championship this weekend. Congratulations! Continue reading