School news merits extra coverage

Published 10:20 am Friday, October 11, 2013

On page six of today’s paper, if you haven’t already seen it, you will find a new addition that we are excited to share. For now, it’s simply called School News, and it will appear each and every Friday as a collection of photos and stories showcasing many of the good things that are going on in our local schools. Most importantly, it will highlight the students and teachers who make those good things happen.

Many of you are likely surprised to read that The Tidewater News believes there are any good things going on in our local schools, given our tenacious coverage of the things taking place in our schools which are, well, not so good. But we know positive things are happening every day, and we want to share those things with our readers.

We have published school news in the past, and were glad to do so. But this new page, which will likely be up to two pages within a couple of weeks, will be different. This will stand on its own, and won’t share space with any other type of news or information. Our students and teachers deserve a place all to themselves, and this will be it.

We also don’t think that School News is a very catchy name, so we’re going to ask for your help. Let us know what you think this new section of The Tidewater News should be called. If we decide to use your idea, we’ll tell our readers where it came from and brag on you a little in an upcoming issue.

We hope that you all enjoy this new feature in your newspaper as much as we look forward to putting it together for you.