Today, Iceland tops the European table for the cleanest-living teens. The percentage of 15- and 16-year-olds who had been drunk in the previous month plummeted from 42 per cent in 1998 to 5 per cent in 2016. The percentage who have ever used cannabis is down from 17 per cent to 7 per cent. Those smoking cigarettes every day fell from 23 per cent to just 3 per cent.
“Why not orchestrate a social movement around natural highs: around people getting high on their own brain chemistry – because it seems obvious to me that people want to change their consciousness – without the deleterious effects of drugs?”Twenty great quotes from children's books, a fun and thoughtful read.
I guess Nathan Hale High wasn't the only school out there importing athletes - it happened at a tiny private high school in Idaho. Trump's new travel policies may end this one. There was a good story in the Seattle PI about Hale's championship. Hale also received a top player/coach honor, winning the Naismith award.
One more Hale note - there's an Native Sign Language class tonight from 6-9 pm, from the Seattle Clearsky Native Youth Council. Join us in learning Native Sign Language, learn your how to sign your name and basic conversational terms and exchanges
Testing season starts with "incentives" to take standardized tests.
Look for some really good news mid-afternoon for one of our high schools. Updates to come.
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