Do you ever feel like education has similarities to a hampster wheel? It keeps spinning and different hamsters get on and off but the wheel goes nowhere other than to start and stop. Maureen Downey of the AJC published the letter of retired Georgia Department of Education Director Dr. Stan Bernknopf and he said that his 20 year tenure at the GDoE taught him that politics has kept real reform from happening in schools. Do you agree? Here's his take.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
I am under the opinion that the Indian culture is one of the most interesting on earth. From the food, clothing, religion and cultural entities, make it a cultural festival that is a lot of fun. One of the most interesting parts of the festival is the colors tent where kids and adults basically soaked each other with a dust that resembled sidewalk chalk all while dancing to Indian music. The photo album below in the Oakland Press will show you some of the highlights.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Photo Album is online at the Oakland Press (below)
Friday, July 18, 2014
Concerts at the Park is a popular theme in most Oakland County communities and West Bloomfield is one of many that bring families out. The food, fun and music were on display at Marshbank Park. Set on the banks of Cass Lake, this Pine Knob style hill minus the amphitheater brought out the young and old. The concerts continue all summer long and the photo album is on display shot by Roy J. Akers at the link below.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Teaching Tolerance announces their teachers of the year. Their stories in print and video are in the link below.
Meet the 2014 Teaching Tolerance Award Winners!
Submitted by Teaching Tolerance Staff on July 14, 2014
“The winners of this award are expert social-justice educators,” said Teaching Tolerance Director Maureen Costello, “and who better to learn from? We believe their work will inspire other teachers and encourage them to lead and innovate in their own school communities.”
Over the three days leading up to the award ceremony, the awardees attended a teacher leader summit during which they participated in workshops designed to capture their unique contributions and share them with the larger TT community.
The awardees also welcomed TT into their classrooms this past spring where our staff gathered footage of these innovative leaders in action. We hope you’ll take a few moments to get to know them better—and to be inspired!
Friday, July 11, 2014
The photos are posted in the Oakland Press online section (vvv)
Friday, July 4, 2014
|Karen Newman gave a very brief appearance|
singing.... the National Anthem
|Tributes to America and veterans on hand were plentiful.|
Check out the photo album below
|The 4th of July is a party to this man|
|Kids everywhere had a blast|
The photo story to the Oakland Press is linked below.