When government, teachers, parents and the community working together, our schools improve.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
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“This union may never be perfect, but generation after generation has shown that it can always be perfected.”
– from Speech on Race, March 18, 2008
Posted by Linda H on 2:14:00 PM
One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.
Posted by Linda H on 1:58:00 PM
“You know, there’s a lot of talk in this country about the federal deficit. But I think we should talk more about our empathy deficit – the ability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes; to see the world through the eyes of those who are different from us – the child who’s hungry, the steelworker who’s been laid-off, the family who lost the entire life they built together when the storm came to town.
When you think like this – when you choose to broaden your ambit of concern and empathize with the plight of others, whether they are close friends or distant strangers – it becomes harder not to act; harder not to help.”Xavier University Commencement Address, August 11, 2006
Posted by Linda H on 7:19:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's prescription coverage gap is getting noticeably smaller and easier to manage this year for millions of older and disabled people with high drug costs.
The "doughnut hole," an anxiety-inducing catch in an otherwise popular benefit, will shrink about 40 percent for those unlucky enough to land in it, according to new Medicare figures provided in response to a request from The Associated Press.
Posted by Linda H on 6:36:00 AM
The trio decided to concentrate on creating intelligent transportation solutions. The resulting idea became Getaround Inc. Launched in May 2011 at Tech Crunch Disrupt, an industry "hack-a-thon" (like Project Runway for geeks), the idea won the $50,000 first prize. That was in addition to the $3.4 million already raised from angel investors.
Getaround's website lets anyone rent their car to anyone else, by the hour, day or week. Owners sign up for free on the website. They list details and a photo of their car, and agree to install a "car kit," allowing keyless entry via smartphone.