I just arrived for the summer and grabbed the latest Gazette. What a pleasure it was to read Katie Carroll’s article, “Making the World the Classroom.” Having run a school like that, I know how important it is to have kids explore the community around them and relate it to their academic learnings. This makes their education meaningful.

By the way, Katie is also an excellent sports reporter. Her past articles about Chilmark Sunday softball are a treasure, and I’m sure we will be hearing about the upcoming season, which starts Sunday, June 22. With Katie writing for the Gazette, I know it will be a great softball classroom for one and all.

Bill Edison