Posts Tagged ‘Teaching’

We Said This on This Blog a Year Ago. It still Applies.

June 23, 2014

We Need Legislators Who Support Public Education


It is very disheartening to see what those who control the Georgia Legislature are doing to our state’s public school system. The evidence became even more abundant when I learned about the tentative Muscogee County School District’s 2014 budget.

The state is cutting MCSD $21 million in funding for the year. That brings to #141 million cut by the state over the past 12 years. How can we believe lawmakers who say they support public education when they do this?


You Don’t Have to Leave Columbus to Become a Doctor

September 4, 2009

That  is, if you want to be a Doctor of Education.  A lot of people do.  Dr. David Rock, Dean of the Columbus State University College of Education and Health Professions, told members of the Rotary Club of Columbus, Georgia that the college has been overwhelmed with applicants for the program. 

Dr. David Rock, dean, Columbus State University's College of Education and Health Professions

Dr. David Rock, dean, Columbus State University's College of Education and Health Professions

The college plans to enroll 25 applicants for the first year and 60 in three years.    Rock says more than a hundred people have expressed interest in applying for the program, which gets started in Janurary. 

While many of those applicants live in other areas, the program will really be convenient for Columbus area people.   Rock, says, “Our local edcuators’ closest options have presented significant barriers: Auburn with its high cost and Georgia State with its commuting distance.”

During this time of state budget cuts, which have also affected CSU, the dynamic of growth in many ways continues to prevail at the school.

Looking for a Math Contest?

September 3, 2009

Me neither.

Math was not one of my favorite subjects.

However, there are millions of people who do like math contests, and guess who has what is probably the most popular math contest website in the world.  If you guessed one supplied by Georgia Tech or MIT,  you’re wrong – at least as far as I know.  It’s Columbus State University of Columbus Georgia.

That’s right; the CSU College of Education and Health Professions has  a math contest website that has gotten over a million hits, people from all over the world are participating.  CSU has this site because the College of Education and Health Professions’ Dean,  Dr. David Rock,  one of the founders of the Problem of the Week – Dr. Doug Brumbaugh was the other one – brought it with him when he came to CSU.

Maybe you’d like to try to solve this week’s problem. Check out the Seventeen Cent Contest.   MAth Contest

Yes, you could win a prize.  The website tells us that one person each week  is selected randomly from the list of winners to get one of these: 

Images, courtesy of Columbus State University

Images, courtesy of Columbus State University