New Release…. All that remains are whispers of the past… When multiple body parts are recovered from the Little Ogeechee River in Savannah, Georgia, local law enforcement calls in FBI agent and profiler Brandon Fisher and his team to investigate. But with the remains pointing to three separate victims, this isn’t proving to be an open-and-shut… Continue reading Remnants – A Book Review
When I was a school board member, I was rather mute on topics dealing with educational issues. I did not want people to think that my personal opinion in any way was that of the whole board or the board as a whole. Now that my term is over and I am back to being… Continue reading Common Core and Other Education Issues
I had two fairly lengthy blog posts about individually unique items all set to publish. One would be geared towards running and hydration, the other towards education in a way. Now I think you are going to get several small snippets of this and that, all of which may become full blown blog posts in… Continue reading This and That Tuesday
If you follow my blog, you may realize that over the past three years I have had some “voice” issues with certain topics due to be an elected board of education member. My term is now done and I know longer feel those restrictions, although there are still certain topics I cannot discuss in public.… Continue reading Politics or Education?
I went to a panel discussion yesterday. Did I go to learn anything? I was hopeful but was also doubtful but I did learn something. I had not really thought this through before so want to put it out there for everyone – those who were at the panel and those who were not. There… Continue reading Natural Gas Drilling and Schools and Taxes
Today is June school budget vote day in New York State. All school districts, but the Big 5, in NYS vote on their school budget on the third Tuesday in May. This date is determined by state law. The current law gives districts whose budgets fail one month to retool and resubmit a budget for… Continue reading June School Budget Tuesday
To celebrate a state championship in football and a very successful fall sports season – both on and off the field as the overall grade average of all fall sports teams was a 92, the Maine-Endwell School District put on a parade for the both the school and the overall communities.
Back in the 2011 NYS legislative session, there was a law passed dealing with municipal and school district taxes. This limit had been a huge talking point in the 2010 gubernatorial election. The biggest problem is the way it has been presented to the public. The legislators who wrote and passed the law and the… Continue reading New York’s Tax Levy LIMIT
My children go to a school that is known for its academics, a school that is known for its music program and a school that is known for its sports. When you consider the high school – where sports are played most – has approximately 800 students, it is a miracle that there is more… Continue reading State Championships
Yesterday the New York State Board of Regents voted on and passed a resolution that teachers will not be able to grade tests of their own students for state assessments or high school Regents examinations. With more and more emphasis being put on the scores of these tests and a new teacher and principal evaluation… Continue reading Regents Cheating