Malala Yousafzai is the Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban on her way to school; she survived to became a world-famous advocate for girls’ education.I think this is one reason why my husband liked Berkeley over Stanford (he had degrees from both).
She won the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy and courage. She decided she wants to go to Stanford University to study politics and philosophy.
But Stanford will not accept her unless she takes the SAT and presumably scores the requisite points.
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Finishing the first early days of the school year; how goes it?
I would urge you to consider carefully the FERPA form you will get in your First Day packet. Personally, I would sign away as little as I could. I will verify this but I have been previously told that it is a principal decision about whether students can or cannot be in the student yearbook if their parents don't sign the FERPA form. Ask your principal. Keep track of where your student's data goes.
From the Washington Charter Commission:
The Court should allow these schools to stay open and receive public funding throughout the 2015-16 school-year so that Washington’s lawmakers can fix this law. During this time, the Commission itself would remain operational to provide oversight and continue to ensure the highest level of accountability for these schools.
I have a couple of long-overdue threads on the charter school ruling. In some ways, I'm glad the strike interfered with my writing of them as there has been much said (and now debunked) about this ruling. I think the Charter Commission is wrong - if the law is wrong, you don't keep using it. Again, the Commission and the schools KNEW this outcome was a possibility and did little to nothing to warn parents.
Donald Trump threw off a line to Jeb Bush at this week's debate (and honestly, the entertainment value of these things makes it worth it) that Common Core was a "disaster" under Bush. That was the only mention of public education but CNN also didn't ask any education questions. One interesting statement, through, that parents of teens might consider was from Carly Fiorina. The discussion was about legalizing pot and she explained that she and her husband had lost a child to drug use (her 35-year step-daughter died a couple of years ago). She said,
But we are misleading young people when we tell them that marijuana is just like having a beer. It's not.You could take that statement a couple of ways. One, a teen having one beer is less problematic than smoking one joint, either from a health perspective or an effect perspective. Not being someone who used pot, I can't say for certain about the effect. But two things. Alcohol is a drug. And, alcohol is very serious issue for teens, maybe more so than pot.
Today is PARKingDayPlus in several neighborhoods in Seattle, sponsored by Seattle Neighborhood Greenways.
Remarkable people in Ballard, Rainier, Bryant, and Ravenna are erecting PARK(ing) Day projects to make their streets safer on Friday, September 18 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.New Zealand needs your help picking a new national flag design.
Four winning designs from the first annual Seattle Neighborhood Greenways PARK(ing) Day Design Competition will be built this Friday. These are tactical urbanism projects – quick, inexpensive, and effective demonstrations of how streets can be safer for all of us. PARK(ing) Day celebrates streets for people. #PARKingDayPLUS celebrates SAFE streets for people.
Look at that, another Director cancels a Saturday community meeting - Director Blanford's community meeting for Sat. the 19th has been cancelled. However Director Peters IS having her community meeting tomorrow from 11 am to 1 pm at the Queen Anne Library.
What's on your mind?