In 2006 former President George w. Bush signed an extension of the landmark education law called “No Child Left Behind”. One of the stipulations of the law was that consistently failing schools, that serve poor children, give those same students the option of a new school, or tutoring from private companies or other groups. This was going to get paid for with federal money; typically more than $1,800 per child in big cities. This would seem like a big deal in most instances except for the fact most parents and students were unaware of the programs……. Read More
Who is the incredible bonehead who said rappers make mad loot? Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong!! Because the fans expect their favorite artists to be crazy paid and livin’ large, this puts an incredible amount of pressure on the artists to appear wealthy.
Spiraling food prices and concerns over where food comes from have consumers looking for alternatives to what’s in their supermarket produce bins. Community gardens help people band together to gain control of their own food.
About 50 kids from eight schools competed in the second annual spelling bee taking place April 8-10. One winner who was definitely brightened up was Marteena Duckins, an 8-year-old, third-grader from Nash Elementary School who won a trophy and $100 savings bond
Most people smugly drift along through life holding ideas and beliefs that they have never proved! This may not be too dangerous when it involves opinions about sports teams, or about who was the world’s greatest politician, the most beautiful actress or things of that nature…..