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OWP Alum Sam Leach’s Blog Connects Parents to the Classroom

February 01, 2013

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Even when Sam Leach was a little boy, growing up in a rural part of Wyoming, he knew this: Teachers teach with their doors shut.

Mr. Leach is still in third grade. He has been for 12 years. But this go-rounds, he’s the man in front of the classroom. And his door is not shut.

The James John School teacher publishes a blog to show parents the daily happenings in their kids’ classroom. There, you’ll get to know the student of the week, see kids’ artwork and learn a whole lot about Beluga whales. The results: Students work harder, parents are more involved and the community has rushed to boost the school.

Read the complete Oregonian article here

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