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Rita volunteered her time and talents over 15 yrs to the Palm Beach County School District in leadership roles. She's testified on behalf of parents and teachers locally and statewide. She accomplished this despite working full time for IBM and being widowed at an early age. Although her youngest is in college, she's more involved than ever. Rita was instrumental in organizing the Save Our Schools Rally July 30 in DC and assists in maintaining several Education related sites. Recently named one of FL's Top Political Tweeters, Rita continuously communicates the need for education reform. She organizes town halls w/US Congressmen, brings in authors to raise awareness, frequently speaks at meetings around the state, writes articles for Huffington Post and the Washington Post and serves as a lifeline of information for all parents. She recently co founded a dynamic organization, Parents Across America, which has grown to 26 states Rita is selflessly making a difference for all our nation's children. I'm proud to know her. She is selflessly dedicated to putting public education back on track in our nation and is most deserving of this honor. Another link is here: and here: and here:

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Opinion | Time for new strategies to create a sustainable vision for American education | Seattle Times Newspaper Opinion | Time for new strategies to create a sustainable vision for American education | Seattle Times Newspaper: Time for new strategies to create a sustainable vision for American education Enough debating No Child Left Behind and charter schools, ...

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SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: Value Added Dating Goes With Standardized Testing:

Value Added Dating Goes With Standardized Testing

Back in my single days, long before I met my wife, I had many rules on dating. Not all were hard and true, most were guidelines, but there were some rules that I felt that were non negotiable.

One of these rules that I always adhered to was concerning the first date. The first date, if dinner was involved, never at any time was to take place at a pricey, high falutin' restaurant. Nothing more than, well I am going back to the early 90's, $40. And even at that price, it was expensive.

Now mind you, I did not do this because I was cheap, but rather it was all about expectations. If I took my date to some expensive, fancy place, what would happen if on the next date we went to the Ground Round? You see, you would start as near the bottom

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Death, Taxes, and the Poison Pen

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Death, Taxes, and the Poison Pen:

Death, Taxes, and the Poison Pen

Don't write when you're tired. Don't write when you're upset. Don't write when you'll regret what you said later.

I'm all of those things.

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Merrill Middle School community fights collocation – you can help | DeFENSE

Merrill Middle School community fights collocation – you can help | DeFENSE:

Merrill Middle School community fights collocation – you can help

From concerned parents and community at Merrill Middle School:

Merrill Middle School

Merrill is in jeopardy of losing valuable space for our middle school students. Through the joint efforts of a group of Cory and Merrill parents, a master plan, which will soon be presented, is in the works for an incredible neighborhood community-oriented middle school right on our campus. Having C3 move into the building and take away our computer labs, gym space, art space, outdoor space, etc., we will no longer have the opportunity to use our middle school building for its intended purpose, and we will not have the chance to implement our

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