Charter school facts vs. myths: What NAACP needs to learn
Two Fridays ago, a national debate in education came to Florida: Are charter schools a good thing, and specifically, are they good for children of color? The second part of the question is particularly interesting to the civil-rights organization that hosted a hearing in Orlando to explore it: the NAACP . It’s also a vital question to me as an African-American educator. So, I made the trip from Polk County to speak.
How to Help Teens Weather Their Emotional Storms
A D.I.Y. snow globe full of glitter is an apt metaphor for the emotional chaos of the adolescent brain.
RV’ing, ’20s style
Hands down, Herb and Sidra Spies had the most unusual entry in the Andalusia Classics & Streetrods’ 8th Annual Family Fun Day Saturday. The couple brought a 1924 Motel T with a camper they just recreated, along with antique camping equipment. Spies is an Andalusia native whose interest in cars might have come naturally. His […]
TURNER: Why Was NAHF Gala Kicked Out of Air Force Museum?
Congressman Turner sent a letter to Bill Harris, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the NAHF, addressing an additional letter brought to Congressman Turner’s attention detailing the NAHF’s breach of contract. Congressman Turner’s letter states:
What's the Most Challenging Gymnastics Event, According to Physics?
Between all the different events that gymnasts have to master — from balance beam to the vault for women, and the pommel horse to the rings for men — what's the most challenging apparatus, according to science?
6 Orlando Area Elementary Schools Make Top 25 In State List
Over 1/5 of the top 25 elementary schools in the state of Florida are located in the Orlando area according to a new survey by niche.com!
Full Time RVing Advice What Tools Do I Carry?
I’m often asked by folks contemplating a full-time RV lifestyle “What tools do you carry?” The answer has certainly changed over the years as I’ve learned what I need and don’t need. As we have added more items to the rig such as solar panels and extra batteries I’ve had to back off on my tool stash to prevent overloading the trailer. We are now closing in on six years of full-time RV life. The years have taught me what the essential tools are. Below you’ll find my tools listed by category and video footage of the collection. For some
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
How Mental Health Conditions Are Dismissed By Family and Friends
Many times when people are feeling ill because of a medical condition, they are openly allowed to not feel well in the presence of others. It is usually expected and accepted that someone with a more...
REPORT: More than 100 injured, others trapped after train crashes in New Jersey
Fox News reports at least three people have died and more than 100 have been injured after a train crash at Hoboken Train Station in Hoboken, New Jersey.Train 1614 traveling the Pascack Valley Line, left Spring Valley, New York, around 6:23 a.m., CT, bound for Hoboken.New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says all passengers who were trapped on the train have been removed and taken to local hospitals to be treated for injuries.