There is a website that I discovered recently and return to consistently now: Reggio Inspired. I return to it because it is one of the most thoughtful, intellectual, and pragmatic early childhood places I have heretofore found. This is a place where teachers of young children are free to brainstorm with other early childhood professionals regarding "out of the box" concepts...which is basically the whole premise of Reggio. (Parents will enjoy a peek into the Reggio Emilia world from the teaching professional's point of view as well, I'm sure.)On my latest trip to Reggio Inspired, I came upon this video gem, posted by one of the members. As I watched the soul warming essence of Mr. Fred Rogers I was simultaneously bombarded with grief and with joy. Grief that our world no longer contains this individuated soul, and joy that in such a short lifetime...so many were touched so deeply, and profoundly changed at a root level.
It was part of Mr. Roger's genetic makeup to be an advocate for the very young child. I do not believe that anyone has ever been able to see through the eyes of a child as throughly as he. In 1969, Fred Rogers appeared before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications. His goal was to support funding for PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in response to significant proposed cuts by President Nixon. I trust you will share in my appreciation of his intelligence, thoughtfulness,empathy and strength, as he attempts to retain funding for PBS which was in jeopardy. Click on this link to view the video.
Texas probes charter school system after Turkish complaint
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is investigating a charter school system that the Turkish government claims has ties to a moderate Islamic cleric it's accused of inspiring a military coup attempt.
Cash-strapped Chicago schools pay big premium in $150 million bond deal
Chicago's cash-starved public schools borrowed $150 million to pay for capital projects in a privately placed deal with a yield of 7.25 percent, the nation's third largest school district announced on Friday. The 30-year bonds were priced 513 basis points over Municipal Market Data's benchmark triple-A scale, indicating Chicago Public Schools continues to pay a big penalty to sell debt. The system said the unlimited tax general obligation bonds that mature in December 2046 would not be used to balance CPS' budget.
Teen wants to plead guilty, mentally ill in school stabbings
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A teen who slashed and stabbed 20 fellow high school students and a security guard wants to plead guilty but mentally ill.
Turkish universities feel force of purge
With deans forced to resign and academics in custody or dismissed, Turkish universities are among the hardest-hit targets of the purge launched after the failed coup. Days after the attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, authorities shut down 15 private universities and demanded that 1,577 deans resign -- an earthquake for the higher education sector. Turkey has enforced a three-month state of emergency and is determined to weed out all influence of the reclusive US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom it accuses of orchestrating the July 15 putsch.
10 Side Hustles for Busy College Students
Side hustles are a bit different than typical jobs in that you've got some flexibility in where, when and how you work. Side hustle jobs can help college students make some serious cash to pay for whichever financial needs they have knocking at their dorm room door.
U.S. Presidents Who Were Leaders Of Colleges
The Presidents Who Were Presidents
Using a Diary Cam, One Man Records His Coming Out as Transgender
Like many teens growing up, Daniel Golden tried to fit in with his peers by emulating Hollywood depictions of high school students. For him, that meant imitating Mean Girls character Regina George by wearing short skirts and heavy makeup—and starting a lot of drama.
Scholarships That Pay for All 4 Years of College
There's never a good enough reason to pass up an opportunity to earn a $500 or $1,000 scholarship for college. With continuing tuition hikes, any scholarship amount is worth applying for, if you are eligible. For some students, though, large-dollar, full-tuition and multiyear scholarships are necessary for them to earn a two- or four-year college education.
Singapore university investigates mock-rape claims
Claims that students were subjected to sexually-charged orientation activities, including one simulating rape, are being investigated by Singapore's top university. The National University of Singapore (NUS) -- consistently ranked as one of Asia's best higher education institutions - said it would take strong disciplinary action against anyone found responsible for "any behaviour or activity that denigrates the dignity of individuals," it said in a statement sent to AFP Thursday.
Greece to school migrant children from September
Greece will hire hundreds of extra teachers to help thousands of migrant children join its public schools in the autumn, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Wednesday. "The inclusion of all refugee children in the public school system will begin in September," Tsipras said in a televised address. Authorities have not given precise figures on how many refugee and migrant children are expected to enrol.