After months of debate over the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, and at an apparent impasse over privatizing air traffic control, Congress has settled on a compromise — with some unexpected benefits for the average air traveler.Four out of nine West Seattle elementaries - Roxhill, Sanislo, Lafayette and Alki - are without principals and no notice when they will get one. And the executive director for that region, Israel Vela, is leaving. Hmmm.
Among other things, it would also require airlines to seat families with children together without charging them more, accelerate the security screening process and issue prompt refunds for baggage fees when luggage is lost for more than 12 hours.
Interesting piece from NPR on How Teachers Can Help 'Quiet Kids' Tap Their Superpowers."
"There are expectations on our kids to ... be a charismatic extrovert," says Kasevich. Even if it's unconsciously, she says, teachers tend to give more attention to the louder students.A wonderful and poignant story from KING-5 news about a seventh grader at Broadview Thomson who is collecting clothes to send to Syrian refugees.
Kasevich admits she did it too: calling on the kids who raised their hands first.
The professional development workshop was based on Susan Cain's best-seller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.
The book has been a national phenomenon, and it's the inspiration behind a curriculum developed by Heidi Kasevich for teachers.
Salma Abokar started a school-wide clothing drive that was inspired by a persuasive essay and her father.Almost forgot - what do we teach kids about in school about plagiarism? I'm sure Mrs. Trump had no idea what she was so carefully reading but someone did.
Abokar was in her English class and was asked to argue a position on a question: Should Syrian refugees be welcome in America? She answered emphatically ‘Yes.’
It was that essay that inspired an idea. Salma was very close with her father Mohamed who was a Somalian refugee and expressed his passionate support for the people of Syria.
“He made like a prayer for them and he said, if you can, help these people,” Abokar said. Those words became even more meaningful when he passed February 18 of a sudden heart attack. Mohamed was just 56-years-old.
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