Michelle Obama gave an impassioned speech yesterday and it's worth listening to in defense of girls and women. It's worth a listen.
A couple of thoughtful reads for this weekend.
One from Education Next about school discipline:
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced this spring that the number of suspensions and expulsions in the nation’s public schools had dropped 20 percent between 2012 and 2014.Parents and public discipline: Should you intervene? From the New York Times.
The news was welcomed by those who oppose the frequent use of suspensions and expulsions, known as exclusionary discipline. In recent years, many policymakers and educators have called for the adoption of alternative disciplinary strategies that allow students to stay in school and not miss valuable learning time.
Here's a great listing of Halloween events from The Stranger. Many are adult-based but there are several (U Bookstore, EMP, pumpkin farms, etc.) for teens and kids.
Great story from Huffington Post on a barber shop that cuts prices for kids who read during their haircut.
What's on your mind?