I just finished writing a book about public education called “Betrayed.” The book attempts to answer the question of why so many classrooms aren’t effective for the students. My vision of the problems changed completely as I conducted this research. With the November election coming,...
MONDAY, SEPT. 29, 2008
SUNDAY, SEPT. 28, 2008
Thought I'd let you know about a fun book Sam and I are reading together, "Could You? Would You?" by Trudy White.It's a very engaging book filled with questions and simple activities for you and your child to answer or do together.For example: "What's the...
FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, 2008
The Spokane County Child Passenger Team will be holding a car seat check this Saturday at Dishman Dodge, 7700 E. Sprague from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A team of nationally certified technicians will be on hand to provide free car seat checks and information.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2008
It seems there was a bit of a dust up during recess at my son's elementary school."Jackson" said he was voting for Obama which didn't go over well with "Harrison," an avid McCain supporter.The fact that eight-year-olds cannot vote didn't deter the harshness of the...
SUNDAY, SEPT. 21, 2008
The RSVP thread prompted me to wonder how often the average parent checks their e-mail?I'm no judge because I'm online several hours a day for work and keep my e-mail up and running while I'm at my desk.But how about the rest of you? Would...
FRIDAY, SEPT. 19, 2008
TUESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2008
THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 2008
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FRIDAY, SEPT. 5, 2008
In a recent essay titled, “Split Family, Shared Responsibility,” Oregonian columnist S. Renee Mitchell discusses her experience sending her boys off to another city to live with their dad.“When I decided to divorce my children's father and move to Portland when our twins were 2,...
MONDAY, SEPT. 1, 2008
Sorry to keep talking politics, but there have been so many conversations in recent weeks about women in the political arena, the glass ceiling and the juggling act that parents have to maintain in order to take care of their families and contribute to society.Last...
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