I attended (and spoke at) the City Council meeting yesterday where the two pre-K for all programs were discussed and voted on. Boy, you want to see a president of a group control the conversation, look at the master, Tim Burgess. I'll have a thread on this but it is astonishing the City did not work with pre-school teachers and their union on this issue. Both measures will be going before voters in the fall, not as complimentary measures on the same topic but competing ones. It's a pity.
Wow, big news out of Milwaukee. NPR is reporting that in order to boost attendance they are bringing back art, music and PE.
Milwaukee Public Schools is one of several school systems across the
country — including Los Angeles, San Diego and Nashville, Tenn. — that
are re-investing in subjects like art and physical education. The
Milwaukee school district is hiring new specialty teachers with the hope
of attracting more families and boosting academic achievement.
Want to show your kids a quick history lesson about the U.S.? Here's an interactive map from Slate showing the loss of land from Native Americans.
KOMO tv is reporting that a Seattle Schools mom wants Meatless Mondays. Megan Murphy gave the district 1500 signatures to the district towards this effort. This won't happen next year, according to SPS, but they will consider it in the future.
She pointed out that dozens of large cities across the country,
including Bellevue, San Diego, Los Angeles and Philadelphia are already
Apparently even Leonardo da Vinci had to have a resume. From Letters of Note:
Da Vinci's efforts paid off, and he was eventually employed. A decade later, it was Sforza who commissioned him to paint The Last Supper.
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