Letters to the Editor

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Tag: School of the Arts

Sep.
21st

SCHOOLS: SOTA honor deserved the front page

We are all looking for positive feedback about our schools. Why, then, was exciting news about Tacoma’s School of the Arts receiving a distinguished award hidden inside the newspaper? This should have been front-page news instead of all the bad press schools have been getting during the strike.

SOTA was selected as one of only four schools in the United States to earn the National Schools of Distinction in Arts Education for the 2010-2011 school year. It was the only West Coast school selected this year by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. They must be

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Dec.
1st

TACOMA: Lincoln Center also deserves recognition

In the Tacoma School District, Lincoln Center has been making huge advances with their kids, yet you hear more about SAMI or SOTA.

There is this feeling of superiority that the teachers and administrators have because they work at the Science and Math Institute or the School of the Arts and get all of this publicity about making such a difference in the Tacoma schools. There is this districtwide opinion that these schools are the pride and joy of the district, and Lincoln Center is merely the younger sibling who can never compare to either SAMI or SOTA.

I don’t

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