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In Syracuse, school is always 'in'

Introducing Herm Card's new education column

This week, The Eagle introduces a new column by longtime contributor and photographer Herm Card, who first began writing and taking photographs for our previous city publication, City Eagle, in 2006.

Herm's column, "School Is In," will appear biweekly in The Eagle and will focus on the New York State public education system with emphasis on the Syracuse City School District.

A little about Herm:

Herm Card is a retired English teacher, with an extensive background in education: 32 years of classroom teaching and more than 20 years of professional development consulting and motivational speaking.

He has received numerous awards and grants for his teaching and innovative classroom programs, including being named a New York State Educator of Excellence. He served 10 years each on the boards of New York State English Council and the Central New York Teacher Center, and is a former editor of The English Record, the professional journal of the New York State English Council.

Herm has published three books of his poetry and has credits for numerous articles, poetry and photography in education journals throughout the country. He has received a cover photography award from the National Council of Teachers of English.

For five years he served as a consultant with CTB-McGraw Hill and the New York State Education Department on the development, evaluation, implementation and scoring of the current series of New York State ELA assessment tests, and authored Barron's New York State Grade 5 Test Preparation Manual.

He is currently an educational consultant at The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and a board member of the Syracuse Poetry Poster Project.

He is currently working on two books on his teaching career and on the current state, and future, of education.

Questions for Herm? Email inquiries to herm4444@gmail.com or post them directly to our wall at facebook.com/theeaglecny.

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