Archive of 2014 January

Worry about Working Conditions

on January 28th, 2014 in Blog by | 3 Comments

I just read a recent Hartford Courant article about an op-ed piece written by middle school English teacher, Elizabeth Natale, of West Hartford Connecticut.  Elizabeth stated in her article that she was considering quitting her job because of government education reforms that are “stripping the joy out of teaching and…

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Geese in the Winter Sky

on January 21st, 2014 in Blog by | 5 Comments

The last of the ponds where I live froze over this week.  The bitter cold weather has made it a struggle for the geese to find food, and the few remaining flocks of geese can be seen overhead, heading for warmer regions. The sight of the birds streaming across the…

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Honoring MLK in Iowa City and Beyond

on January 13th, 2014 in Blog by | 1 Comment

The Iowa City Community Schools (ICCSD) decided to hold school on the Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday this year.  The Coalition for Racial Justice strongly opposed this decision and asked the school board to honor the MLK Holiday and cancel school on Monday, January 20.  The school board decided…

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