THE VIEW FROM MY WINDOW PPW - Or How I Learned to Justify my Expenditures
I loved college. (Go Ducks!) I loved my friends, my classes, my freedom. Not that I was repressed prior to that or anything, but I mean that enjoyed making (most of) my own decisions in college. I enj... Posted on 4/30/13 at 8:07 PM
NEW PLATEAUS Adventures in Subbing: Inner City School pt 2
Part one was about the hoopla; this post is about the nuts and bolts of the student struggles in North Minneapolis.
When the 6th and 7th graders I taught this day eventually got down to work (which t... Posted on 2/14/13 at 10:03 AM
THE FLENSBURG FILES Are you aware.......
Are you aware of what you are doing? When you talk about somebody behind his/her back, you degrade that person and his/her self-esteem. When you yell insults to someone, you scare them away. When you... Posted on 12/18/12 at 9:21 AM
HEALTHBEAT Mutiny in the lunchroom
In "We Are Hungry," one of the latest You Tube videos to gain widespread attention, high school students are turned away empty-handed from second helpings in the cafeteria, collapse during volleyball ... Posted on 10/5/12 at 10:44 AM
More than 400 years spent in the halls of Worthington District 518 schools. That’s what the combined experience adds up to for the staff members who are calling it quits at the end of this school year. The school district has a large number retiring this year, due to an early retirement incentive. Here’s a short overview of what they have contributed to local education and a few highlights of their careers.
School board approves contract starting in fall WORTHINGTON —After much discussion among the board members at Tuesday’s board meeting, the District 518 School Board voted unanimously to accept Bud’s Bus Service as the transportation company, beginning in the fall.
WORTHINGTON — As they near the end of the first three years of the Flexible Learning Year (FLY) program, 22 area school districts have submitted an application to participate in the program for another three years.
School board also hears special education details WORTHINGTON — Fourteen longtime District 518 instructors will take advantage of the retirement incentive the school board approved last month, it was announced at Tuesday night’s routine monthly board meeting.
School district takes initial steps to close high school ROUND LAKE — After years of declining enrollment and subsequent financial difficulties, the Round Lake-Brewster School District has begun the consolidation process and is in the preliminary planning stages of closing the Round Lake high school and establishing secondary tuition agreements with neighboring school districts.
All of the recent local discussion about whether to include the seat of appointed school board member John Meyers in a special Western Iowa Tech Community College election next month got us thinking about a subject we have discussed in this space before.
Man kills 26 at school, including 20 kids
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A man opened fire Friday inside two classrooms at the Connecticut elementary school where his mother was a teacher, killing 26 people, including 20 children, as youngsters cowered in corners and closets and trembled helplessly to the sound of shots reverberating through the building.
WORTHINGTON — “Deck the halls with boughs of holly…”
Since the day after Thanksgiving, my family and I have noticed how quickly lights went up on homes and businesses in many communities. It seemed as though the minute Thanksgiving was officially over, at least according to the clock, the decorations emerged at breakneck speed, and we certainly wondered why. It could be that many are just in a particularly festive mood, or maybe the weather was perfect for putting up lights and thus avoiding the joy of frostbite nipping at your nose
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