Archives of Dr. Rice's monthly column as published in Excelsior, the district newspaper, are linked below. The current month's column appears in the news section of the Office of the Superintendent:
A Visit From the President
This appeared in the June 2010 Excelsior.
Giants on the Shoulders of Giants
Speech delivered at 2010 K-Central Commencement. This also appeared in the August 2010 Excelsior.
Make the Promise to Volunteer
This appeared in the September 2010 Excelsior.
Declaration of the Right to Literacy
This appeared in the October 2010 Excelsior.
KPS College-Going Culture: A Promise in the Making
This appeared in the November 2010 Excelsior.
Children Learn What They Live
This appeared in the January 2011 Excelsior.
Building a Culture Takes Time, Effort
This appeared in the February 2011 Excelsior.
Take Praise, Criticism with a Grain of Salt
This appeared in the March 2011 Excelsior.
Large Deficit Looms for Schools Across the State
Board President Carol McGlinn and Superintendent Dr. Rice wrote this letter to all state senators and to locally elected representatives to underscore concerns about the governor's budget and the enormous cuts that would result from the budget for children in grades pre-K-12 if the state legislature were to approve the budget as introduced. This letter also appeared in the April 2011 Excelsior.
Superintendent Testifies in State Senate Against Budget Cuts
On April 13, 2011, Superintendent Dr. Rice testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee: K-12, School Aid, Education. Here are excerpts from that testimony as they appeared in the May 2011 Excelsior. The full-length testimony is also available online.
The Governor’s Education Budget: What's Really at Stake for Michigan Public School Children
This column appeared in the June 2011 Excelsior and in the Sunday, May 8, 2011, Kalamazoo Gazette.
Learning Network Offers New Opportunity to Engage Community
This appeared in the August 2011 Excelsior.
Reading, Education, and Freedom: First Cousins
This appeared in the September 2011 Excelsior.
Summer: Preparation for the Coming School Year
This appeared in the October 2011 Excelsior.