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Op-ed: A Very Big Deal for Norfolk Public Schools

Written by Elizabeth Janik.

If you’re a Norfolk voter, chances are you supported the popular referendum in favor of an elected School Board – 85 percent of those who cast ballots did. There are plenty of reasons for the referendum’s overwhelming success, including growing dissatisfaction with the schools’ current leadership, desire for greater public accountability among our schools’ leaders, and frustration with academic outcomes that, unfortunately, rank among the worst in Virginia.

Expressions of a Mind at War in "The Other Place"

Written by Kat Martin.

There is something terrifying about having the rug of our perception yanked out from under us. The moments in life where everything we know is questioned, when the ceiling becomes the floor so to speak, fill us with electric energy.