ACLU petition to the FCC on broadband internet service and your privacy. Please consider signing.
Very interesting Audit&Finance committee meeting/Executive Committee meeting/Work Session yesterday. Updates to come.
SchoolMessenger update from Seattle Schools:
This fall, the district will launch SchoolMessenger’s InfoCenter, a resource that allows families to control and customize how they receive communications from the school or district.
By default, all families will be automatically enrolled to receive all messages from the school/district and will have to update their preferences to opt-out of the communication. This will enable schools to utilize phone calls for non-emergency related issues, while also providing families with an easy way to opt-out of receiving non-emergency calls – if they so choose.Thought-provoking review of a new book on low-income learners, "Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why,” by journalist Paul Tough from the Washington Post.
From the Seattle Medium, a story about Real Life 101, a Detroit non-profit group that provides college scholarships for inner city African American males graduating from high school and our local winners.
As a result of the 100 Black men gathering that took place in February at Southshore Pre-K – 8 School in Seattle, all 10 scholarship recipients are African Americans males who previously attended Southshore. Each student will receive a $10,000 scholarship (payable at $2,000 per year for up to five years), a new laptop computer fully loaded with software, and a computer backpack. In addition, each student will be paired with a Certified Real Life Mentor while in the program.UW has summer catering jobs for high school students if your student is still searching.
Good tips for parents to protect your children if you visit crowded areas this summer (beaches, theme parks, etc.)
Heads up to protect your family's dog from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms about allowing your dog to pick up stray balls in public parks. From Seattle DogSpot:
Abandoned tennis balls they find could be small bombs powerful enough to maim or kill both people and dogs.
A tennis ball bomb is very easy to identify. It is a real tennis ball that has some sort of fuse sticking out of it. The tennis ball could also be completely wrapped in duct tape with a fuse sticking out.”What's on your mind?