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CAT Tracks for the 2013-14 School Year



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June 27 - CSD: Public Hearing & Special Meeting...Updated


June 26 - Headlines Ripped From Today's Newspaper


June 26 - Dumb and Dumber?


June 26 - The Ghost of Education Past


June 23 - Regular BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


June 22 - 'Holler If Ya Hear Me'


June 22 - More on Cairo Revitalization


June 21 - CSD FY14 Budget Summary


June 20 - Promethean Boards


June 20 - Memorial for Cairo Bank Victims...Updated


June 20 - Henderson Awarded Scholarship


June 19 - A Tribute to Casey Kasem


June 19 - Do You Know ELIS?


June 18 - Snack Attack


June 18 - Military Clinics Offer Free Care...Updated


June 18 - Christopher Jackson on Broadway...Again!


June 17 - NEA President is Still Angry


June 17 - Cairo Seeks Comprehensive Plan


June 16 - Vergara 'Shell Game'


June 16 - Cairo Revitalization


June 15 - Cairo 6th Grade Local History Project


June 14 - It's About Damn Time, Dennis


June 14 - Cairo Comprehensive Plan


June 14 - About School Dress Codes


June 14 - Got Goats?


June 13 - Summer Reading List


June 13 - Beyond the Rhetoric


June 13 - Weingarten Smacks Duncan


June 13 - Group Works to Restore Cairo


June 12 - Public Service Announcement


June 12 - Hughes Homicide Hearing


June 11 - Catty Commentary About Arne Duncan


June 11 - The Beatings Shall Continue...


June 11 - SCC Hosts Hiring Event


June 11 - Bill Gates Blinks


June 10 - Watts Pleads Not Guilty


June 10 - City of Cairo Website


June 10 - More on Cairo Club Shooting...UPDATED


June 9 - An Exception to the Rule


June 8 - Possible Incident in Cairo


June 6 - Cairo Residents Asked for Input


June 5 - The Last Word on Common Core


June 3 - Grand Jury Indicts Watts


June 1 - In the Aftermath of Tragedy


June 1 - Church Sponsors Fun Day in Cairo


June 1 - CHESI Awarded $2.6 Million Grant


May 31 - Cairo Comprehensive Plan Activities


May 30 - KY Study On Replacing Cairo Bridge


May 30 - Obituary: Miok Simpson


May 29 - Local History Circa 1900-1925


May 28 - Maya Angelou & 'Education Reform'


May 28 - Cairo Homicide Case Delayed


May 27 - The Lighter Side of Teacher Evaluation


May 27 - I Am Teacher, Hear Me Roar!


May 27 - 'Fair Share' Under Attack


May 26 - At Mound City, We Remember


May 23 - R U Serious?


May 23 - School Funding Still Up for Debate


May 23 - ISBE Licensure Update


May 23 - Brutal Murders Shock Cairo


May 22 - US 51 Bridge


May 22 - IHSA Under Scrutiny


May 22 - New Illinois Law


May 21 - Cairo Suspect Makes Court Appearance


May 20 - Cairo Robbery/Homicide...Previous Connections


May 19 - The BOE's Trip to New Orleans


May 18 - Obituary: Nita J. Smith


May 18 - Obituary: Anita Grace


May 18 - Cairo Neighborhood Watch Program


May 17 - Regular BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


May 17 - Candlelight Vigil Held for Robbery Victims


May 16 - Cairo Bank Robbery/Homicide


May 15 - Man's Best Friend


May 15 - Tractor Trailer Overturns in Cairo


May 14 - Pension Update...Judge Issues Stay


May 14 - VAM is a Sham


May 13 - Meridian School in Nationwide Contest


May 13 - Pension Update


May 12 - Socioeconomic Integration


May 11 - Cairo Pyramid Chess Club


May 9 - 12 Years A-Wasted


May 9 - Conspiracy Theories


May 9 - Blowing in the Wind...IL School Funding


May 9 - The Answer, My Friend...


May 8 - CSD #1 & School Uniforms


May 7 - Angry Birds Playground


May 6 - Rick Hess Blasts Duncan's Waiver Policy


May 6 - Nelson House Burns


May 5 - National Teacher Appreciation Week


May 4 - Physician, Heal Thyself


May 4 - Alfie Kohn on 'Grit'


May 4 - IL School Funding


May 3 - Be Careful What You Ask For


May 3 - Diane Ravitch: Thanks, Louis C.K.


May 3 - Gettin' While the Gettin's Good


May 2 - Defending the Early Years


May 2 - Just in Case You Hadn't Heard


May 2 - Cairo Citizen: City Launches Planning Process


May 1 - 'Badass' Teacher


April 30 - The Golden Calf


April 30 - Damn the Data


April 29 - More on Cairo Development


April 29 - Show Me


April 29 - High Hopes for Cairo


April 28 - The Real Retirement Crisis


April 28 - The Sky is Falling


April 27 - Looking Ahead to 2014-2015


April 27 - NPR Sunday Review


April 26 - Duncan Goes After Teacher Training


April 26 - Shilling for Walmart


April 25 - Amazing STEM Videos


April 25 - Arne "The Schoolyard Bully" Duncan


April 24 - A Common Core Documentary


April 24 - inBloom Wilts...Dies


April 22 - The Wonderful Wizard of Waivers


April 22 - Screw the Teachers!


April 21 - Republicans & Obamacore


April 20 - Serendipity


April 19 - Just Who Are the Common Core Clowns?


April 18 - 'Graze to the Top'


April 18 - CHS NHS Induction Ceremony


April 18 - Bible Controversy


April 18 - Southern Care 2014


April 17 - Regular BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


April 17 - CA Teacher-Tenure Case


April 16 - Head Over Heels


April 16 - 'The iPad is not the Problem'


April 15 - The Selfie


April 15 - Pension Politics


April 15 - Time for 'Reluctant Warriors' to Rise


April 14 - Quinn v Rauner...Round 1


April 8 - Smoke 'em if You've Got 'em


April 7 - In the Days of Yore...


April 7 - Illinois School Underfunding


April 7 - CHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony


April 6 - Diane Ravitch Trashes Arne Duncan


April 6 - Cairo River Wall Murals...Update


April 6 - CHS...in the News


April 5 - Taking a Stand


April 5 - IL ELIS SNAFU


April 4 - Hybrid High...Oops


April 4 - Proposal to Change IL School Funding


April 3 - Local Schools Compete at SCC


April 2 - Between a Rock and a Hard Place


March 31 - If Only Teachers Were Smarter...


March 30 - Indiana Wants Me


March 29 - TRS: Spring Topics & Report


March 29 - The Common Bore


March 28 - Dog Gone


March 28 - Alexander County


March 28 - CHS Info Processing Students


March 27 - Boys Will Be Boys...


March 27 - Giving Up On 4-Year-Olds


March 27 - Making College Mandatory


March 26 - The Answer, My Friend...


March 26 - 427 - 316 = ?


March 24 - "Got Grit?"


March 23 - CSD Proposed 2014-15 School Calendar


March 22 - PARRC Testing Has Arrived


March 22 - Preschool Suspensions


March 21 - Bridge Restrictions


March 21 - Michael Madigan Goes After Millionaires


March 21 - CHS Beta Club Attends Convention


March 20 - Regular BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


March 20 - IL Union Leaders Gird for Battle


March 19 - Speaking of the Devil


March 19 - The Devil You Know...


March 18 - The Truth Will Out


March 17 - IEA: Vote for Kirk Dillard


March 17 - Blarney


March 17 - About the SAT


March 16 - Conservatives & The Core


March 16 - More School Cuts?


March 16 - IEA Primary Recommendations


March 15 - Cross-Eyed Cat Goes Viral


March 15 - School Choice?


March 14 - Pi Day


March 14 - Districts Coping With Missed Days


March 13 - School Food Fight


March 12 - A Sign of the Times


March 12 - ISBE Warns of 'Devastating' Cuts


March 11 - Cat Behaving Badly


March 11 - Another 'Well, Duh' Study


March 10 - Are You Obsolete?


March 9 - Do You Need A Hug?


March 9 - Is the Pope Catholic?


March 9 - Time to Spring Forward


March 8 - Should Teachers Stop Fighting for Tenure?


March 8 - 'The Butler' Did It


March 8 - Cairo's Post-Season Run Falls Short


March 7 - '12 Years A Slave'


March 7 - So You Think Poverty Doesn't Matter?


March 7 - Cairo Pilots Reach Sectional Finals


March 6 - SAT Redesigns Admission Test


March 6 - Old Age Is A Bit Ch...


March 4 - The Teacher as Sisyphus


March 3 - On Skipping a Grade


March 3 - Poverty Matters


March 3 - Obituary: Linda (Clarke) Jackson


March 2 - Cairo Riverwall Murals Update


March 1 - Hypocrisy, Thy Name is US


March 1 - Cairo Upsets Meridian


March 1 - 'DVR' Changes Course


February 28 - Rubbing Salt Into Open Wounds


February 28 - Public Shaming of Teachers


February 28 - CHS...In the News


February 27 - Boycott Arizona


February 27 - YES!


February 27 - Money Speaks


February 26 - Battling Obesity


February 25 - School Funding Spending Gap


February 25 - Testing, Testing...1, 2, 3


February 25 - Dennis the Menace


February 25 - '12 Years a Slave'


February 24 - Size Matters


February 24 - McCharters


February 23 - OMG


February 23 - The Earth Also Rises


February 23 - IEA's Endorsement of Kirk Dillard


February 23 - Lost My Religion II


February 23 - A Tribute to Teachers


February 23 - CSD #1...In the News


February 22 - Lost My Religion


February 22 - AJHS Avoids Strike


February 21 - 'Like' TRS


February 21 - The Great Divide


February 21 - Mercedes Crushes Van Roekel


February 21 - CSD #1...in the News


February 20 - Regular BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


February 20 - The Great Awakening?


February 19 - Point of Personal Privilege


February 19 - Are You A Good Little Soldier?


February 18 - The American Public School


February 18 - The World of Jay Mathews


February 17 - Common Core Curriculum


February 17 - Arne Duncan...NBA (Celebrity) MVP


February 16 - Five Area Catholic Churches to Close


February 15 - The Common Core in New York


February 15 - Francis & Bey


February 15 - Republican Primary Gubernatorial Endorsement


February 15 - Bernard Brown Trial Postponed


February 14 - Illinois Primary Election


February 14 - Kindergarten Exposť


February 14 - Greetings from Uncle Arne


February 14 - Illinois School Funding Under Review


February 14 - Going Dark


February 14 - Bill Gates: Commend Common Core


February 13 - The GOP & Obamacore


February 10 - A Matter of Faith


February 10 - I Told You So


February 10 - B*ll Sh*t


February 9 - 'Puppy Love'


February 9 - A Change Is Gonna Come


February 9 - CJSHS Beta Clubs Visit Daystar


February 8 - A Learner Was Born


February 7 - A Tale of Two


February 7 - The Common Bore


February 6 - The New Big Thing in Education


February 6 - Changes Afoot in IL School Funding?


February 6 - Oops


February 6 - Dr. Ravitch Goes to Washington


February 6 - Obituary: Samuel Edward Salmon


February 5 - Lest We Forget


February 5 - Friends in High Places


February 5 - CHS Beta Club Seat Belt Safety Program


February 4 - Official CCSS Soft Drink


February 4 - The Conversion of David Brooks


February 4 - Memo to Bill Gates


February 4 - Another Attack on Tenure


February 3 - Smell-O-Vision


February 3 - No Stone Unturned


February 3 - Hooray for Tennessee Redux!


February 3 - Hooray for Connecticut!


February 2 - You Dirty Rat!


February 2 - Hooray for Tennessee!


February 2 - If I Had A Hammer


February 1 - Cairo Camp Fundamental


February 1 - CCSS & The Smell Test


February 1 - Universal 'High-Quality' Pre-K


January 31 - The Hell of Gates


January 30 - Today's "Must Read"


January 30 - How Preschool Got Hot


January 29 - Zero Playtime Rules


January 29 - SOTU Rebuttal by Valerie Strauss


January 29 - State of the (Education) Union


January 29 - Union Coalition Files Lawsuit


January 28 - NEA: Charting the Course


January 28 - Midnight in America


January 28 - More on 'Zero Tolerance'


January 28 - ISBE Endorses Common Science Standards


January 28 - ISBE Reviews Mandatory ACT


January 27 - Students Not Learning?


January 26 - The Guest Cat


January 26 - I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal...


January 26 - In the Ghetto


January 26 - Does Texas - Algebra II = Success?


January 25 - The Legacy of Dennis Van Roekel


January 25 - The Education of David Brooks


January 25 - Prayer in Public School


January 24 - It's Time to Stock Up on Forever Stamps


January 24 - Math Love


January 24 - Tired Babysitters


January 24 - Sermon From the Summit


January 23 - The Wild, Wild Web


January 23 - Supreme Court Hears 'Fair Share' Case


January 22 - Reaction to Ravitch


January 22 - Dogs Do It...Cats Do It


January 22 - Dogs & Cats


January 22 - ISBE Drops Vote on Classroom Ratios


January 22 - Yet Another Attack on Unions


January 21 - For Whom the Bell Tolls


January 21 - Yippee-Ki-Yay


January 21 - Hi-Yo, Silver!


January 21 - It's the 'Principal' of the Thing


January 20 - Cairo House Fire


January 20 - Cat Haven...Heaven?


January 19 - For Memorial Day Next


January 19 - They Can Run...


January 18 - There He Goes Again


January 18 - Valerie Strauss on Proposed ISBE Rule Change


January 17 - A Change Is Gonna Come


January 17 - Apps for All


January 16 - Regular BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


January 16 - $7 Million Lesson Plans II


January 16 - $7 Million Lesson Plans


January 16 - George Will is my Friend


January 15 - Do You See What I See?


January 14 - The Bogeyman


January 14 - I Like Arne Duncan


January 13 - IEA Call for Action


January 13 - Ravitch Defends Weingarten


January 13 - 'The Procedure'


January 12 - Drug Profiling


January 12 - The Civil Rights of Children


January 12 - Vocational Education


January 11 - A Tribute to Sam Harbin


January 11 - A Very Unhappy New Year


January 11 - Zip Code Matters II


January 11 - Zip Code Matters


January 10 - Why Do Students Cheat?


January 9 - 'Dear Reader' From John Wilson


January 9 - Blame Game


January 9 - 'Zero Tolerance' Reaction


January 8 - More Broken Promises


January 8 - Critics of the Core


January 8 - Hughes Pleads Not Guilty


January 7 - Warning to CJSHS Employees


January 7 - All Jay is Saying...


January 7 - Digital Fever Hits Cape Central


January 6 - CSD #1 Closed Tuesday


January 6 - "VAM is a Sham"


January 6 - The 33 Commandments


January 6 - Zero Tolerance for 'Zero Tolerance'


January 5 - Pee on Frankenstein


January 5 - Closing the 'Word Gap'


January 5 - The Dave Clark Five


January 4 - The Mickey D's Diet Plan


January 4 - CHS Beta Club Teen Safe Driving Program


January 3 - IL Pension Lawsuit II.5


January 3 - Arne Duncan...Meddler-in-Chief


January 3 - IL Pension Lawsuit II


January 2 - Anti-'Ed Reform' Top 10 for 2013


January 2 - IL Pension Reform Lawsuit


January 2 - A 2013 'Top 10'


January 1 - In the Year 2014...


January 1 - 'Happy' New Year II


January 1 - 'Happy' New Year


December 31 - 'I Would Love to Teach But...'


December 31 - Pluck a Duck


December 31 - New IL Laws for 2014


December 30 - Snow Day App


December 30 - HOME WORKS!


December 30 - Waste Not, Want Not


December 29 - CHS & CJHS Beta Clubs Visit Daystar


December 28 - Do You Hear What I Hear?


December 28 - Alexander County Board Cuts Part-Time Staff


December 27 - CHS Beta Club Distracted Driving Forum


December 26 - Twas the Day After Christmas


December 25 - Can Santa Be Black?


December 24 - Twas the Night Before Christmas


December 24 - Do Reindeer Really Know How to Fly?


December 24 - How the Dirth Stole Learning


December 24 - Twas the Day Before Christmas


December 23 - Got Your Goat


December 23 - Grandpas & Grandmas


December 23 - Mike & Ella


December 22 - Modern Lesson in Subtraction & Addition


December 22 - Multi Tractor-Trailer Crash Near Cairo


December 21 - "Duck Dynasty's" Phil Robertson


December 21 - CJSHS Beta Clubs...Holiday Greetings


December 20 - Cairo Police Chief Indicted


December 20 - Georgia On My Mind


December 19 - Regular BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


December 19 - Bad Dog!


December 19 - Peanut Controversy


December 18 - New Mexico Teachers Resist


December 18 - Why Other Countries Teach Better


December 17 - Hey, Teacher


December 17 - 'The New Public'


December 16 - School Initiatives


December 16 - Book Drive


December 16 - Mr. T


December 16 - Are You Ready for Some Football?


December 16 - Social & Emotional Learning


December 15 - Local Reaction to PISA


December 15 - Returning to the Scene


December 15 - Young, Gifted, and...Left Behind?


December 15 - CJSHS Beta Clubs


December 14 - CSD #1...Red-Light District


December 14 - When I'm Sixty-Four


December 13 - Can't Wait for 2024?


December 13 - In the Year 2024


December 13 - Diane Ravitch's Attack on PISA


December 13 - CSD #1...in the News


December 12 - Lamenting Accountability Moratorium


December 12 - Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows


December 11 - CSD #1 Late Start On Thursday


December 11 - New Report on Classroom Management


December 11 - Missing From Science Class


December 11 - Cairo Woman Seeks Justice for Son


December 10 - You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch


December 10 - Lions, Tigers & Bears


December 9 - Worried About Your Retirement?


December 9 - Computer Science Education


December 9 - Science Education


December 9 - Positive Behavior Intervention Support


December 8 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know...


December 8 - Who Says Math Has to be Boring?


December 8 - Cairo Students Take Aviation Tour


December 7 - How Many Eagles Must Sacrifice Their Lives?


December 7 - Is the Pope Catholic?


December 6 - Pension Theft


December 6 - Is the New Pension Law Constitutional?


December 6 - Age of Distraction


December 6 - Social Studies Education


December 6 - Jay Mathews on Gifted Education


December 6 - High School Math Education


December 6 - We Are One Illinois Responds


December 5 - Cairo Public Schools Closed


December 5 - IEA Insider


December 5 - TRAIL Seminars


December 5 - PISA Party Pooper


December 5 - Cairo Pilots @ Du Quoin


December 4 - More on Pension Vote


December 4 - Broken Promises


December 3 - Pension Reform Bill Passes


December 3 - 'Twas the Night Before PISA Day!


December 3 - IL Pension Reform Plan


December 2 - Wiping Out the Blackboard


December 2 - Local School Finances


December 2 - Private PISA Party


December 1 - An Education Reform Parable


December 1 - Cairo Junior High Beta Club


November 30 - Restore the Draft?


November 30 - Education News


November 29 - Bye Bye Birdie


November 29 - Merit Pay for Teachers...


November 28 - Air the Pension Reform Bill


November 28 - RIP...Sadie Matthews


November 27 - IEA Declares 'Pension Emergency'


November 26 - Through Rose-Colored Glasses


November 26 - Common Core Czar?


November 26 - Ravitch: Why Parents Hate Common Core


November 24 - Are Kids Too Coddled?


November 24 - CJSHS Beta Club Inductions


November 23 - When You Wish Upon a Star


November 23 - ISBE Redraws ROE Map


November 22 - Stace England


November 22 - CJHS Beta Club Induction


November 21 - PBS KIDS Math


November 21 - Michelle Rhee...Backs Down


November 21 - Chicago Tribune Editorial


November 20 - Pension Emergency Day


November 19 - I Won't Back Down


November 19 - Foot in Mouth


November 18 - Regular BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


November 17 - 'White Suburban Moms'


November 17 - CHS...in the News


November 16 - Test-Based Teacher Evaluation


November 16 - Jay Mathews Calls for Testing Holiday


November 16 - Blueprint for Pension Reform?


November 15 - Students With Disabilities


November 15 - Got Soccer?


November 15 - Cursive, Foiled Again?


November 15 - CHS Beta Club Safe Driving Grant


November 13 - Can We All Get Along?


November 13 - Please Don't Squeeze the Charmin


November 13 - An Eye for An Eye


November 12 - 9:10 on 11-12-13


November 12 - Cairo River Wall Murals...Update


November 12 - Damn the Torpedoes


November 12 - Common Core Crap


November 12 - Reign of Terror


November 12 - Looking into the Future of Education


November 11 - American Education Week


November 11 - Cairo River Wall Murals...Update


November 11 - Retirees...Check Your Mailbox


November 10 - Crafty Christians


November 10 - Dam, Dam, Dam...


November 10 - Quinn-Vallas Ticket


November 10 - Cairo River Wall Murals...Update


November 9 - The Pit and the Pendulum


November 9 - Much Ado About Nothing


November 8 - Edubabble


November 8 - Rest if You Must...


November 7 - The Haves and the Have Nots


November 7 - Boy Suspended Over Purse


November 6 - The Big Bad Wolf


November 6 - Clueless


November 6 - iPads...A Civil Rights Issue


November 6 - Cairo River Wall Murals...Update


November 6 - Special BOE Meeting/Training


November 5 - iPad Teacher's Tool Chest


November 5 - The Public School Advantage


November 5 - Columbus & Haiti


November 5 - John Wilson Unleashed


November 4 - Cairo Shooting Suspect in Court


November 3 - OMG


November 2 - Daylight Savings Time


November 1 - St. Louis Cardinal's Logo


November 1 - Total Retiree Advantage Illinois...'TRAIL'


November 1 - IL School Report Cards


October 31 - Cart Before the Horse


October 31 - Illinois SAT Scores Drop


October 31 - Obituary: Gene A. Mason


October 29 - Today's TRIP Update


October 29 - Why Do Teachers Quit?


October 29 - Still Begging in Illinois


October 28 - The Male Monogamist


October 28 - Another Silver Bullet


October 27 - Cairo Trick or Treat


October 27 - Preschools or Prisons


October 27 - Charles 'Chico' Vaughn...Dies of Cancer


October 26 - The 'Yellow Letter'


October 26 - Third-Grade Math


October 25 - Fighting Back in NY


October 25 - Scholastic Hi-Q...CHS & Murphysboro


October 24 - Medicare Advantage Controversy


October 24 - ELA Teachers


October 24 - Cairo's Cardinals Connection


October 24 - The Vocabulary Gap


October 24 - The Shanghai Secret


October 23 - It's Jeb's Party


October 23 - The Colbert Report: 'Robo Teachers'


October 23 - Cairo River Wall Murals Sign


October 23 - Cairo: Guilty Plea in 2010 Home Invasion


October 23 - Teaching With Digital Apps


October 23 - Hey! Teachers!


October 22 - Latest Retiree TRIP Update


October 22 - PowerUp What Works


October 22 - Accountability in Obamaland


October 22 - Pension Problem Not 'Crisis'


October 22 - Teaching Teachers


October 21 - Value-Added Assessment in TN


October 21 - What Poor Children Need


October 20 - IL Fall Veto Session


October 20 - IL to Cut State Aid?


October 20 - CJSHS in the News...Expanded Version


October 19 - Bet You Can't Eat Just One


October 19 - IL Supreme Court Invalidates 'Amazon Tax'


October 19 - TRIP Update for Retirees


October 19 - Circuit Clerk's Office


October 18 - Maximize Your Membership


October 18 - CSD #1...In the News


October 17 - Regular BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


October 17 - Somewhere Over the Rainbow


October 17 - Low Income Students


October 17 - Another Cairo Shooting


October 16 - Economy on Cruz Control


October 16 - True Grit


October 15 - Testy Times


October 15 - FEE, Fi, Fo, Fum


October 14 - Is an MS a Bunch of BS?


October 14 - IL Pension Panel Struggles


October 12 - Is It Safe?


October 12 - Let's Shake On It


October 12 - Raising the Bar


October 12 - Cairo Shooting


October 12 - TRIP Update


October 11 - The Super-Rhee-Go


October 11 - Cairo Water...Official Announcement


October 11 - CPS Favored in State Funding


October 11 - CHS Band Participates in Parade


October 10 - Dead Man Walking


October 10 - Is Everybody Happy?


October 10 - Poverty Doesn't Matter?


October 10 - And Yo Mama's Dumb Too


October 9 - TRIP Dependents Get Extension


October 9 - Our Daily Dose


October 9 - It's a TRIP


October 9 - Oh Happy Day


October 8 - Carrots & Sticks


October 8 - Are You Tough Enough?


October 7 - Education Nation: Student Town Hall


October 7 - Diane Ravitch on NPR


October 6 - Diane Ravitch & Education Nation


October 6 - A 'Shout Out' for Valerie Strauss


October 6 - NBC's Education Nation


October 6 - Rocky Time for Bullwinkle


October 6 - CJSHS...In the News


October 5 - Another Picture


October 5 - Obamacare, Republicans & Shutdown


October 5 - Meridian Elementary School Condemned


October 4 - An Amen on Poverty


October 4 - Another Vote for Poverty


October 4 - Reinventing Science Class


October 4 - Clustermug


October 3 - Diane Ravitch Q & A


October 3 - It's All About Control


October 3 - TRIP Medicare Advantage Plans


October 3 - TRIP Dependents in Limbo


October 2 - Needed: Microsoft 'Reformers'


October 2 - Arne Duncan's Angry Response


October 1 - Education's "Shiny Toy Syndrome"


October 1 - Never Too Young


October 1 - iHack


September 30 - Cairo Public Utility


September 29 - Rachel Jones...Reporting From Nairobi


September 29 - Accentuate the Positive


September 29 - Johnathan Kozol Reviews "Reign of Error"


September 29 - Bill Gates Unplugged


September 28 - Quinn Pay Veto Ruled Unconstitutional


September 28 - 'American Graduate Day'


September 28 - Give Me That Old Time Teaching


September 27 - The Devil Swooped Down to Cairo


September 27 - PD Resources


September 26 - Show Me


September 26 - Homework Help Resources


September 26 - Panacea Du Jour


September 25 - Too Smart to Huddle


September 25 - Let the Games...End!


September 25 - Trophies "R" Us


September 24 - Arne the Octopus


September 23 - Banned Books Week II


September 23 - Banned Books Week


September 22 - Tim Blais The (Singing) Science Guy


September 20 - Hostile Takeover


September 19 - CSD #1 Public Hearing & Regular BOE Meeting


September 19 - ISBE Blinks on Special Ed Changes


September 19 - Cairo-Wickliffe Bridge Re-Opens to Trucks


September 18 - "Reign of Error"...Excerpt


September 18 - More Reviews of "Reign of Error"


September 17 - Digital Age Tweets


September 17 - The Digital Age Has Arrived


September 17 - "Reign of Error" Reviewed


September 17 - How to Fall in Love


September 16 - Lifelines for Poor Children


September 16 - Scientifically Based Research


September 16 - George Harrison Day


September 15 - Social-Emotional Learning


September 15 - Four Little Girls


September 14 - Bibles at School


September 14 - Drip, Drip, Drip


September 13 - Race to the Top...Loser!


September 13 - Can You Hear Me Now?


September 13 - Dennis the Menace


September 13 - TRIP Changes Expected...Updated


September 13 - Special BOE Meeting & Workshop


September 12 - Computer Tutors


September 12 - TFA & Secondary Math Learning


September 10 - Sad Cat Diary


September 10 - Jay Mathews on Rafe Esquith


September 9 - Confessions of a Bad Teacher


September 9 - Cairo Tap Water...Update


September 8 - IHSSBCA Student Liaison


September 8 - T & A


September 8 - Shilling Your Life Away


September 7 - CAT Answers Call


September 7 - "Tears are words...


September 6 - Teacher Certification Changes


September 6 - If You Can't Beat 'Em


September 6 - Additional Week for Cairo Bridge


September 5 - "TEACH" Documentary


September 5 - Van Roekel's Universe


September 5 - Wild Thing


September 4 - If You Want It


September 3 - An Interview With Rafe Esquith


September 3 - Gloom, Despair & Agony On Me


September 3 - More Common Core


September 1 - CPU...How Low Can You Go?


September 1 - Labor, Then and Now


September 1 - Meridian School District Update


August 31 - The Ghost of Iraq


August 31 - Junk Mail


August 31 - CHS Alumni Association 2013 Scholarship Award


August 30 - Advice From Teachers to Parents


August 30 - Segregation Forever?


August 29 - On Passing a Stopped School Bus


August 29 - Let Them Take Tests


August 29 - Better Late Than Never


August 28 - Recalculating Madigan Pension Fix


August 28 - It Was 50 Years Ago Today


August 28 - Tackling Edu-Speak


August 28 - Common Core & Calculators


August 27 - The Young and the Restless


August 27 - Cairo's Hard Well Water


August 27 - Snail Mail Gets Slower


August 26 - Unfair IL Education Funding


August 25 - CHS Beta Club Elects Officers


August 25 - Long and Winding Road


August 24 - Cairo Water


August 24 - Life Happens


August 24 - Earlier IL School Start


August 23 - In Defense of Multiple Choice


August 23 - Teaching on the Cutting Edge


August 23 - Conflicting Education Polls


August 22 - Special BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


August 22 - Monitored & Ignored


August 21 - Clustermug


August 21 - Bulletproof Classrooms


August 21 - IEA Solicits Help for Meridian


August 20 - New IL Dating Abuse Law


August 20 - Quinn Country


August 20 - Your First-Grader...A H.S. Dropout


August 19 - New IL Teacher Certification System


August 19 - War on the Core


August 18 - "3 x 4 = 11"...Postscript


August 18 - Stupid Study


August 18 - Why "3 x 4 = 11" is Okay


August 17 - Catty Reactions II


August 15 - Regular BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


August 15 - Let Children Play


August 15 - Catty Reactions


August 14 - CCSS...BS


August 14 - Meridian Begins Classes


August 13 - Couple of Updates


August 13 - Proposed Changes in IL Sex Ed


August 12 - A Woman's Place


August 10 - Jeb Bush Postscript


August 10 - My Country, 'Tis...Tyranny


August 10 - CSD #1 Teacher Institute


August 9 - Cairo Riverwall Project...Update


August 8 - Soothe My Palpitating Heart


August 8 - Catastrophic Injury Insurance


August 7 - Tech Times


August 7 - 'Hard Times'


August 6 - 'Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves'


August 3 - Know Your Enemy


August 3 - Demanding 'Greatness' From Teachers


August 3 - New IL School Laws


August 2 - The Rest of the Story


August 2 - The Other Tony Bennett


August 1 - Education Technology


July 31 - Education Reformgate?


July 31 - Madigan & Cullerton Agree!


July 31 - C-W Bridge...First-Hand Report


July 30 - Cairo Riverwall Project...Update


July 29 - Obituary: Tauby Ryan


July 29 - Cairo-Wickliffe Bridge...July 29th


July 27 - Out of the Mouths of Babes


July 27 - Point-Counterpoint


July 27 - "Is It Safe?"


July 26 - CSD #1 Registration


July 26 - CJSHS Debaters


July 26 - Where There's Smoke...


July 25 - Special BOE Meetings...Minutes


July 25 - Why Great Teachers Are Leaving


July 25 - SCC 66 Corridor Meeting


July 24 - Cairo-Wickliffe Bridge...CORRECTION!


July 24 - Don't Worry...Teach Happy


July 23 - TRS Summer Newsletter


July 23 - Cairo Riverwall Project...Update


July 22 - Common Core Controversy...Part 2


July 21 - A Beautiful Sight


July 21 - Those House Republicans


July 21 - House Republicans...My Heroes


July 21 - Common Core Controversy...Part 1


July 20 - Keep An Eye On Detroit


July 20 - Cairo Riverwall Project...Update


July 20 - Cairo...Gone to the Dogs


July 20 - ROE Makeover...Now Up to ISBE


July 19 - Student Success Act


July 19 - CCSS...A Flash in the Pan?


July 19 - Point-Counterpoint


July 18 - Regular BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


July 18 - Show Me


July 18 - Whooping Cough Vaccinations Required


July 17 - For Sure: Not the Pearly Gates


July 17 - Real Talk for Real Teachers


July 16 - Another Letter to President Obama


July 16 - Who's Zooming Who?


July 16 - The California Teachers Association


July 13 - In the Beginning...


July 13 - From Backpacks to Desks


July 12 - "Horniness for Service"


July 11 - Land of Quinn


July 11 - No Pension Plan, No Pay


July 11 - Get Your Kicks


July 9 - Julie's Law


July 9 - Latest Meridian Elementary News


July 9 - Latest Pension News


July 8 - Common Core Comeuppance


July 6 - Show Me the Money


July 6 - NEA RA...Day 4 & Beyond


July 6 - Illinois Writing Test


July 5 - NEA RA...Day 3


July 5 - Assessment 101


July 4 - Latest Pension News


July 4 - Those Were the Days, My Friend


July 4 - NEA RA...Day 2


July 3 - Latest on Meridian Elementary


July 2 - NEA RA...Day 1


July 2 - IL Schools Active Shooter Training


July 1 - Technology Poised to Disrupt Schools