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Sunday, August 9, 2020


Education is the place for The Tentacle readers to learn about what is happening in their child’s classroom.  We publish what other media is too afraid to talk about.  Our agenda is looking out for what is in your child’s best interests and the interest of you, the parents and guardians.

Frederick County Public Schools Institute of Effective Activism

For at least a decade Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) has actively engaged in training students to be foot soldiers for the Culture War on America.

Rolling Out The Homeschool Helper

As the counties across Maryland begin to roll out their plans for reopening schools, more and more parents are considering homeschooling. Frederick families are among them.

Superintendent of Maryland Schools – Planning For The Fall

With the 2019-20 school year now closed, I hope that our students, teachers, parents, administrators and staff enjoy time to recharge as we close the unprecedented 2019-2020 school year. Together we redefined education – moving classrooms from brick and mortar settings to the virtual sphere.

Teaching Is Not Telling

“Teaching is not telling”. Wise words spoken many years ago by a well-known Frederick County Public Schools administrator. This man is still working in the trenches, down at the school level, where he continues to make things happen.

Message From Karen Salmon, Superintendent Maryland Public Schools

As we close out the school year, I applaud the outstanding efforts of administrators, educators, support staff, and parents for engaging children in learning during this historic pandemic. Special congratulations to our Class of 2020 graduating seniors and families who have had to sacrifice the traditional rites of passage associated with high school commencements with grace and maturity.

Is Home School An Option For Your Family

Were you frustrated over distance learning? Have your eyes been opened to what your child is actually being taught? Perhaps they aren’t being taught what you think they should be learning at their age? Are the lessons too repetitive? Not repetitive enough?

Defund Public Education, Not Police Departments

While Liberals, Democrats and Progressives are running around calling for the defunding and restructuring of police departments, Conservatives, Republicans and Libertarians should be in the streets calling for the defunding and restructuring of public education.

ReOpen Maryland’s Reopen Schools Project

ReOpen Maryland is asking for public support in getting the Maryland State Department of Education to reopen our schools under "normal" conditions. They request you share their one-page handout on Schools and Coronavirus with your own friends and send an email to MSDE at educationplan.msde@maryland.gov.

Board of Education Candidate, Sue Johnson – Part II

Board of Education candidate answers questionnaire.

Toying With Year Round School

Year round school!! That's the answer, we need year round school. It seems that's the new thing. If we only had year round school things would be better. Everywhere you look on social media someone is saying how wonderful and helpful year round school is. The more I see them talking about it, the less I think they understand. Not to be rude, but year round school isn't something new, it’s been around for quite a while and not widely adopted.