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Busy culture is killing us

Our daily lives are consumed by the need to produce more; in turn, this alters our priorities and negatively impacts our health and relationships.
October 29, 2020

I had a conversation recently that baffled me. We were discussing our schedules, and a peer shared with me that, alongside their AP-filled class schedule, they were holding down a part-time job, participated...

Stop forcing kids into AP

A photo illustration of letters scattered around an 'A' and 'P.'
January 13, 2020

Last semester, my AP English Language and Composition class was instructed to complete a survey regarding access to Advanced Placement (AP) courses. After a slew of leading questions expressing the perceived...

AP classes replace honors courses

Science teacher Tony Piccinni informs students more about AP Environmental Science at the AP fair.
March 7, 2017

Even with over 20 Advanced Placement (AP) courses in the West curriculum, only 28 percent of the student population enrolls in at least one AP class during their years in high school. To encourage...

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