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Chicago Police Department Manpower Shortage Latest

“Chicago readers take note: The ‘thin blue line’ that exists in the Windy City will likely remain that way for the foreseeable future. Carry on accordingly.” –Survival And Prosperity, October 3, 2011 With the help of the popular Chicago...
by Survival And Prosperity on Jul 26, 2016

City Of Chicago’s Total Unfunded Liabilities Grew To Nearly $24 Billion In 2015

It’s been a while since I last blogged about the Illinois Policy Institute, a Chicago-based non-partisan research organization “generating public policy solutions aimed at promoting personal freedom and prosperity in Illinois.” Yet earlier this...
by Survival And Prosperity on Jul 14, 2016

-Civil Disobedience Against Obama’s Transgender School Policy

At least 12 states have reacted against President Obama’s transgender school policy demands and at least one Congressman is calling for civil disobedience over the issue. In reality, this policy is dependent upon local school districts and local ad...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on May 20, 2016

Prayer in schools: What god? Whose god? Who decides?

By Carole McNall Once upon a time, a little girl was going to a public school. Her school began each day with all the students reciting The Lord’s Prayer. (This was a very long time ago.) But the little girl … Continue reading →...
by Scholars & Rogues on Apr 15, 2016

Prayer in schools: What god? Whose god? Who decides?

By Carole McNall Once upon a time, a little girl was going to a public school. Her school began each day with all the students reciting The Lord’s Prayer. (This was a very long time ago.) But the little girl … Continue reading →...
by Scholars & Rogues on Apr 15, 2016

The Wrath of Kindergarten Germs

Have you ever felt like your family was being taken over by germs? That’s exactly how I’ve felt the last few months, and I’m so ready to be rid of all these Kindergarten germs. My 6 year old, Ellie, has been sick the whole school y...
by Brain Foggles on Feb 23, 2016

AED Grants for Schools

What’s an AED program and is there any way for a school to get grants for AED program? The AED stands for the Automated External Defibrillation, which is basically a term often used in communities and schools for a program that provides defibri...
by Start Grants on Nov 26, 2015

Energy Conservation, Student Performance Top Reasons for Improving U.S. Public Schools

Facility Executive Magazine More than 90 percent of Americans agree that greater investments should be put toward upgrading U.S. public school buildings, according to a new poll from U.S. Green Building Council. Energy Conservation, Student Performan...
by FacilityBlog on Nov 24, 2015

Trash Talking and Registration

There are plenty of professional female boxers that The Ring could have put on its front cover, not just this year, but in years prior.  Laila Ali, Ann Wolfe, Ana Julaton. . . .the list goes on and on.  Instead, Ronda Rousey, a MMA star, ge...
by Boxing Mid-Life on Nov 16, 2015

Virginia Students Outscore Nation in Reading & Math

Virginia students outperformed their nationwide peers in reading and mathematics on the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) report.
by Red Brick Town on Oct 29, 2015

Governor McAuliffe Visits Patrick Henry in Alexandria

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe visited staff and students at Patrick Henry Elementary School on Tuesday - the day state accreditation results were released - to personally congratulate them on their high performance this year.
by Red Brick Town on Oct 28, 2015

Virginia Governor McAuliffe Announces 10-Point Increase in Fully Accredited Schools

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a significant increase in the number of Virginia schools earning accreditation in 2015.
by Red Brick Town on Oct 27, 2015

Morning Roundup from Alexandria, Virginia

We scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a morning roundup of news, opinion, and links Alexandria, Virginia and around the area.
by Red Brick Town on Oct 26, 2015

Lyles Crouch Hosting School Board District A & B Debate

Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy PTA is hosting a School Board debate for candidates in Districts A and B Tuesday evening, 7:00 PM, in the school library.
by Red Brick Town on Oct 26, 2015

ACPS Redistricting Community Meeting (Video)

This past Thursday (October 22, 2015), Alexandria City Public Schools held a community forum at TC Williams High School to discuss redistricting.
by Red Brick Town on Oct 25, 2015

Report: Decrease in High Risk Behaviors in Alexandria’s Public Schools

Results of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey released this week show that risk behaviors of Alexandria City Public Schools students, including substance use, sexual behavior and aggressive and violent behaviors, have decreased in the past three years.
by Red Brick Town on Oct 23, 2015

Outgoing Alexandria School Board Members Say Vote Veronica Nolan

Outgoing Alexandria City School Board members Stephanie Kapsis and Justin Keating give their reasons why Alexandrians in District B should vote FOR Veronica Nolan on November 3rd.
by Red Brick Town on Oct 22, 2015

T.C. Williams High School Celebrates 50th Anniversary This Weekend

T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend with a bonfire party, anniversary parade and homecoming game.
by Red Brick Town on Oct 20, 2015

Alexandria’s Francis C Hammond Makes Noodle’s List of Top Innovative K-12 Schools

Francis C. Hammond Middle School in Alexandria has taken a fresh approach to education through innovation and was named to Noodle.com's inaugural "Innovative Schools" list featuring 41 public, private, and charter K–12 schools that are inspiring s...
by Red Brick Town on Oct 20, 2015

Fact Checking Phil Cefaratti on Alexandria’s Schools – Part II

A reader writes in about Alexandria, Virginia City Council candidate Phil Cefaratti's response to a fact-checking article on Alexandria's public schools we linked to earlier this month.
by Red Brick Town on Oct 20, 2015


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