Interesting article from The Globalist on "native languages."
From Our Kids, Our Future, a class I believe is sorely needed.
Beaver Lake MS Students Learn the Finances of Need vs. Want during Their Visit to the Junior Achievement Finance Park
I recall my son taking a Home Ec class at Roosevelt and complaining about learning to write checks for a week. He said he wanted to learn more about mortgages and saving money.
While in the JA Financial Park simulation, eighth graders took on new life scenarios and practiced saving, budgeting, and balancing need vs. want. As students broke out into groups, they were provided with new lives that explained their age, marital status, kids, education, job, credit score, savings, and debt.Uh oh, mean girls (and boys) everywhere - court rules "mean tweets" don't constitute a "true threat." From KPLU:
Washington's cyberstalking statute makes it illegal to use online language intended to “embarrass, harass and torment” a victim.Remember my data privacy thread earlier this week? Samsung finally 'fessed up about its smart TVs.
But, the Court of Appeals of the State of Washington, Division One, overturned the conviction. The court said that “mean tweets don’t necessarily constitute a true threat.”
The court pointed out that the victim in this case admitted she wasn’t really scared by the tweets.
In addition, the court pointed out that girl sending the tweets testified that she used Twitter as a sort of online diary where she expressed her “thoughts and feelings" and that should be protected by the First Amendment.
Samsung has confirmed that its "smart TV" sets are listening to customers' every word, and the company is warning customers not to speak about personal information while near the TV sets.
The company revealed that the voice activation feature on its smart TVs will capture all nearby conversations. The TV sets can share the information, including sensitive data, with Samsung as well as third-party services.SPS is looking for people to serve on its K-5 Reading Materials adoption committee.
An adoption committee will include teachers, parent/guardians and community members who could provide valuable insight and perspective regarding the instructional materials provided for review. The parents and community members on the committee should bring an open mind, a passion about student learning, and a willingness to engage in inquiry, meaningful dialogue and collaboration throughout the adoption process.Director Community meetings on Saturday, the 20th:
Director Blanford - Capitol Hill Library from 10-11:30 am.
Director Harris - High Point Library from 3:00-4:30 pm.
What's on your mind?