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Monthly Archives: February 2008
Bob Compton, an Indianapolis venture-capitalist-turned-filmmaker, has produced a controversial new documentary called “2 Million Minutes” that looks at how American education falls short in today’s global economy.
What I saw in the K-12 schools absolutely shocked me in both India and China. … I became very concerned about the competitiveness of my own daughters’ education. ( [...]
A.K.A. Science (All Kids are Scientists) is a fun, hands-on after school science program for children in grades K-8. Our playful, yet structured activities encourage observation of the world through exploration, and help dispel the myth that science is difficult or uninteresting.
Classes meet once a week for one hour, in eight week sessions. The [...]
TumbleVille Studios is a great place to learn tumbling. Sessions are taught by Gail Bruner who is a former competitive gymnast with 20 years of teaching experience. Gail has a B.S. in Human Services and Therapeutic Recreation, a Teaching Certification in Elementary Education. Gail is a former marathon runner, masters swimmer and her current passions [...]
Paknaks are soft rubbery gewgaws that attach with velcro to your child’s clothes, backpacks, bike helmets, or any other thing you want to personalize. Very cute and stylish, and kids ( maybe younger kids, but check them out for older kids too ) will adore them.
I especially like this idea because while I [...]
We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends.
If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn’t [...]
And congratulations to Shelley Clark!
The Wells Fargo Celebrity Spelling Bee held on Thursday, January 31st raised a total of $189,000 in vital funding for Schoolhouse Supplies, the award-winning Free Store for teachers in Portland. More than 500 guests gathered to watch Mayor Potter, James Jones, Stephanie Stricklen and other Portland celebrities spell their way [...]
FIRST is hosting a Robotics Competition the First Weekend in March; that is, Thursday Feb 28, Friday Feb 29, Saturday Mar 1. We went to a Robotics show at PSU a couple of years ago; it was pretty cool, but not quite “Competitiony”. This would be a great show to take your kids to. [...]
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