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Edit: Taps Sounding For PYP?

Coeur d'Alene Press editorial Sunday re: this afternoon's Coeur d'Alene School Board meeting re: the Primary Years Programme at Hayden Meadows:

It is hard to imagine that board members will vote to keep the program intact and move on to other issues. There is some chance the board will accept this newspaper's recommendation and take time to further study the effectiveness of PYP and the degree of desirability by local constituents, but the writing appears to be on the wall: PYP's days in Coeur d'Alene are numbered. We make two requests today. First, that the participants in Monday's proceedings set a good example for the district's school children. Passion? Expected. Ardent disagreement? Fine. Shameful behavior? Leave that at home, please. The other request is this: Members of the school board, if you do decide to relegate PYP to the same academic scrapheap where IB is headed, don't kill it until you have a suitable replacement. Full editorial here. (CSD photo of board Chairman Tom Hamilton)

  • Update: Online petition drive to save PYP now has 611 signatures

Question: Do you expect the Coeur d'Alene School Board to vote this afternoon to kill PYP?


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