Students, teachers and parents gathered by the hundreds in Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland Friday to protest funding cuts to Portland and other Oregon school districts. Teachers, administrators and the City Council partnered to blunt the worst of the cuts.Drawing on $5 million from the city of Portland and concessions from teachers and administrators, the Portland School Board tonight approved a patched-together budget that preserves teachers’ jobs and pays for a full 173-day school year next year.
The vote was unanimous.
Total spending is set to be $434 million for 2012-12, down $2 million from the current budget.
Teachers agreed to accept a half-year delay in their promised raises, and employees at the district headquarters will endure 10 furlough days, cutting their pay about 5 percent. Read more…
Written by Benjamin Bonython on May 6, 2012.
Heres a look at this weeks district baseball schedule for Dade teams:
District 14-8A semifinals at St. Thomas University: Goleman vs. Miami Springs, 4; Reagan vs. Coral Gables, 7
District 15-4A semifinals at La Ley Sports Complex: Ransom Everglades vs. La Salle, 4; TERRA vs. Doral, 4
District 16-3A quarterfinal at Westminster Christian: Palmer Trinity vs. Somerset, 4
District 14-2A semifinal at Moore Park: Horeb Christian vs. Champagnat Catholic, 4
District 13-8A semifinals at Alex Fernandez Field: Hialeah Gardens vs. American, 4; Krop vs. Hialeah, 7
District 15-8A quarterfinals: Braddock at Sunset, 3:30; South Miami at Southwest, 7
District 16-8A semifinals at Killian: Palmetto vs. Southridge, 1; Killian vs. South Dade, 4
District 16-6A semifinals at Westland Gardens Park: Belen vs.
Algeria is what allowed me to accept myself.—Pierre Bourdieu
We continue our week-long focus on Picturing Algeria here.
Pierre Bourdieu: It is perfectly natural to link the content of my research and my photos. One of the things that interested me most in Algeria, for example, is what I called the “economy of poverty” or the “economy of slums.” Normally, the slums were perceived (not only by racist, but also by naive observers) as something dirty, ugly, disorderly, thrown together, etc., whereas, in truth, it is a place for a very complex life, for a real economy with an inherent logic, where you see a great deal of resourcefulness, an economy that at least offers a lot of people a minimum with which to survive and, above all, for social survival—i.e., to escape the shame for a self-respecting man of doing nothing and contributing nothing to his family’s livelihood. I took a lot
Rumors have been going around that ex-Bears DT Tommie Harris has a strong chance of being signed once again. Tommie Harris was the star defensive lineman for the Bears from 2004 – 2010. Tommie Harris had 213 total tackles, 28.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, and one interception in his seven years with the Bears. Harris had been to the Pro Bowl three times (2005, 2006, 2007) and had been an All-Pro is 2005. Harris had been cut in the 2011 offseason after durability issues and low productivity in the prior season.
After being cut, Harris had signed with the Indianapolis Colts but was cut once again a few weeks afterwards. After being cut the second time the San Diego Chargers signed him and had been the back-up/starter for the DE position for the remainder of the 2011-2012 season. Harris’s production hasen’t improved a great deal since being cut by the Bears but it has improved to the point where signing him would be a great choice for the Bears. T
A Charleston Affair is finally here! It has been the annual graduation gala and alumni reception for the College of Charleston since 1900. This year, A Charleston Affair has been expanded from the Cistern Yard into the surrounding areas at the heart of campus to accommodate the large quantity of people. There will be two main event spaces with entertainment, food and beverage, and additional entrances will be opened where E-tickets will be required at entry. Tickets are now sold out, so we hope that you either purchased yours or were one of the lucky 14 students that received a free ticket from the Graduate School. Either way, make sure you dress to impress and come visit the Graduate School tent!
Playing is an important part of child’s growth. Different toys help children grow and learn. The game is equal to learning and it is important that you give your child a chance to explore outside. Hindering or restricting outdoor activities of your children can affect their development. Outdoor toys are essential for children in every house. It is part of growth and you should not deprive your child from them.
These simple pleasures of the game can have a cascading effect on their life and personality. For example playing on tp metal climbing frames helps improve strength and endurance, which is necessary to sharpen their minds and makes them smart. Not only that, exploration of the world outside the four walls is very important to get rid of inhibitions and shyness. If your child is an introvert, the introduction of outdoor games can help him get out of the shell. T Read more…