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CAT Tracks for the 2014-15 School Year



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June 28 - Recent Graduate's Cancer Battle


June 25 - Grading the Common Core


June 25 - Political Posturing in Illinois


June 21 - Cairo Murder Trial


June 20 - Jay Mathews is POed


June 20 - Cat Wins Hero Dog Award


June 20 - Rising Water in Cairo


June 19 - Corps of Engineers Deployed


June 18 - CSD Public Hearing & Regular BOE Meeting..."Minutes"


June 18 - My Favorite Teacher


June 17 - Cairo Mayor Injured...Another Update


June 17 - Charges Filed in Deadly Cairo Shooting


June 17 - Raising the Bar


June 16 - Obituary: Michael Moore


June 16 - Meet the New Common Core


June 13 - Cairo River Wall Murals


June 12 - Annual Ohio River Cleanup Event


June 10 - Kindergarten: Play or Rigor?


June 5 - #ThrowBackThursday


June 5 - Cairo Students...In the News


June 3 - Ain't Nobody Be Learnin' Nothin'


May 31 - The Education Assassins


May 31 - Voice of the Southern: The Death Penalty


May 28 - Watts Trial Delayed Again


May 26 - Apocalypse Now


May 23 - Project Unite


May 23 - Power to the People


May 21 - Regular BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


May 21 - Poverty & Family Stress


May 19 - The Sniping Games


May 17 - TMI


May 17 - It's Sad, So Sad


May 17 - Rauner's Very Own 'Special Interest' Group


May 17 - Monday's Pub Salutes Spring Sports


May 16 - Updated: The American Dream


May 16 - The First Hurdle


May 15 - Just Say No


May 15 - End of Days


May 15 - CHS...In the News


May 12 - Damn the Torpedoes


May 11 - $topping By $chool$


May 9 - More on IL Supreme Court Pension Decision


May 8 - The Supremes


May 8 - Play Ball!


May 8 - Special BOE Meetings...Notices & Agendas


May 7 - Born to Be Biased


May 7 - PARCC Proctor Peril


May 6 - Wishin' & Hopin' & Thinkin' & Prayin'


May 5 - National Teacher Day


May 4 - Special BOE Meeting...'Minutes'


May 2 - Cairo Native Compares 1967 Protests With Present


May 1 - Rauner's Anti-Union Campaign


May 1 - CHS Students...In the News


April 30 - Seen 'Hamilton'? No?


April 29 - Don't Know Much About History


April 28 - New Pre-Trial Date for Chauncey Hughes


April 28 - Special BOE Meeting...'Minutes'


April 27 - Peter Greene Kicks Nicholas Kristof's Butt


April 26 - Who Is Tony Smith?


April 25 - Bill to Legalize IL Opt-Out


April 24 - CHS 2015 National Honor Society Induction


April 24 - Show Me the Pension


April 24 - Jon Stewart On Crime & Punishment


April 24 - NY Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof


April 23 - Special BOE Meeting


April 23 - IEA President Responds to Rauner


April 23 - Arne Duncan: Regrets, I've Had A Few


April 23 - Feds to Seek Death Penalty in Cairo Murders


April 22 - Sorry (Still) Seems To Be The Hardest Word


April 21 - IL Community Colleges Fighting Back


April 19 - Backstage at 'Hamilton'


April 18 - Hasty Herrin Hirings


April 18 - Rauner: The Demolition Man


April 16 - Regular BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


April 16 - Too Much of a Good Thing?


April 16 - Help for 'Vulnerable' School Districts


April 16 - Koch Out...Smith In


April 15 - Cheryl's Birthday Math Problem


April 15 - No Justice in Atlanta


April 15 - SCC Signs Takena Taylor


April 14 - 'Down Don't Bother Me'


April 14 - Call to Analyze Rauner's Pension Plan


April 14 - Struggling to Find Justice in Atlanta


April 13 - Giving the Devil Its Due


April 12 - Stupid Cat Tricks II


April 12 - Stupid Cat Tricks


April 11 - Rauner's Anti-Union Steamroller


April 10 - Technology & PBSI


April 10 - Where the Grass Is Greener


April 10 - Cairo 2015 Election Results


April 10 - CHS Accounting Team


April 9 - Rauner Unhinged


April 8 - Cairo School Board Election


April 7 - Election Results


April 7 - He Who Would Be King


April 7 - U.S. Representative Mike Bost


April 7 - Spokes & Bars


April 5 - CHS Students...In the News


April 4 - Religious Freedom Restoration Act...Terminated


April 4 - Good Friday Prayer March


April 4 - Diane Ravitch: The History of ESEA


April 3 - RFRA: A Large Slice of Hate


April 3 - O Captain! My Captain!


April 3 - CHS Business Skills Class


April 2 - Religious Freedom Restoration Act II


April 2 - Religious Freedom Restoration Act


April 1 - 'American Ninja Warrior'


March 31 - Opt-Out Revolution in New York


March 30 - Home Visits


March 29 - Sunday Morning Book Review


March 29 - Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down


March 28 - TRS: Topics & Report


March 28 - Does the Seniority System Suck?


March 27 - No Empathy From Old Folks?


March 27 - The Graying and Browning of America


March 27 - IL Budget Belt Tightening Begins


March 26 - Backing Away From Zero Tolerance


March 26 - Don't Become A Teacher!


March 25 - Hillary Clinton & Dueling Forces


March 24 - 'Fair Share' Lawsuits


March 22 - Another Suspicious Cairo House Fire


March 21 - Crazy Is As Crazy Does


March 21 - Public Pension Cuts


March 20 - Substitute Teacher Shortage


March 20 - Elephant Hunting


March 20 - Alexander County Consolidated Election


March 19 - IL Lawmakers Balking at Education Cuts


March 18 - Kinder Replies In Kind


March 18 - Lewis and Clark Expedition


March 17 - Cairo US 60/62 Mississippi River Bridge...UPDATE


March 16 - Regular BOE Meeting


March 15 - Words of Wisdom


March 14 - It's Pi Day


March 13 - High-Stakes Testing


March 13 - Opt In And Think of England


March 12 - IL School Funding Task Force Meets


March 12 - Illinois Pension Lawsuit


March 11 - It's Sad, So Sad...


March 11 - Blog: Cairo's Christopher Jackson


March 10 - The Gods of Data


March 9 - New Date For Hughes Trial


March 8 - Cairo On My Mind


March 8 - Where Have All the Teachers Gone?


March 7 - Pension Tension


March 5 - Cairo Public Schools Closed Friday


March 5 - Let's Get Interactive!


March 5 - Throwback Thursday


March 5 - Back to Square One


March 4 - Reining in Rauner


March 3 - Man Charged in Cairo Woman's Death


February 26 - Throwback Thursday IV


February 26 - Bruce Rauner...The Great Emancipator


February 23 - Special BOE Meetings


February 20 - Brave New (Education) World


February 20 - GOP Leader On Rauner Budget...Chill!


February 20 - Cairo Junior High School Beta Club


February 19 - The Grim Reaper III


February 19 - The Grim Reaper II


February 19 - The Grim Reaper of Illinois


February 17 - It's a Sign of the Times


February 17 - IL School Funding...ISBE Spending


February 15 - SI Article About Cairo


February 14 - Happy Valentine's Day Too...


February 14 - Happy Valentine's Day!


February 13 - "Not Worth a Tinker's Dam"


February 13 - CHS Competes in WYSE Regional


February 12 - Throwback Thursday III


February 12 - Testing, Testing...


February 11 - More Reaction to Rauner


February 11 - Meet IL Governor Bruce Rauner


February 11 - IEA: 'Fair Share' Alert


February 10 - Business As Usual


February 10 - Rauner Strikes First Blow


February 9 - ISSSIASSS


February 8 - Cairo's Christopher Jackson


February 7 - PARCCing Up the Wrong Tree


February 7 - IL Superintendents Urge PARCC Delay


February 6 - Friday Morning Cairo Fire


February 6 - TFA: Recruiting Numbers Fall


February 5 - Rauner & 'Empowerment'


February 5 - Throwback Thursday: Mona Leasia


February 4 - A Warning to Kentucky


February 3 - Cairo: No Pot of Gold


February 3 - Education & The Economy


February 3 - Rauner Speaks With Forked Tongue


February 2 - What Makes A Great Teacher


February 2 - Back to School


February 1 - Fire Destroys Cairo Home


January 31 - ISBE: Game On!


January 31 - The Rauner Report


January 30 - And It Came to Pass


January 30 - A Glimmer of Hope?


January 30 - Show Me A Sign!


January 30 - CES...In the News


January 29 - Throwback Thursday


January 28 - Betting the Trifecta


January 28 - Falling On Deaf Ears


January 27 - Dear Kitten


January 27 - No Walk in the PARCC


January 26 - Another Cairo House Fire


January 26 - 9 Escape Cairo House Fire


January 25 - A Cat Tale


January 24 - Well, Call Me A Racist!


January 24 - Study Refutes Rauner's Claim of Overpaid Workers


January 23 - Fiscal Warfare Looms in IL


January 23 - CJSHS...In the News


January 22 - Rauner Picks New Chair of ISBE


January 22 - Two Months Later...No Arrests


January 21 - Sounds of Gunfire


January 21 - Sounds of Silence


January 20 - Follow Rule #84


January 20 - Save Our Schools


January 18 - Chicago School District Refuses to Give PARCC


January 18 - Farris Sworn in As Circuit Judge


January 17 - Student Testing


January 17 - Cairo Developing Property


January 17 - Arne Duncan Speaks


January 16 - Murphysboro Math


January 15 - Regular BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


January 15 - Another Educational Guru


January 15 - ESEA/NCLB Reauthorization II


January 15 - Watts Trial Date Set


January 14 - Not Your Grandmother's Kindergarten


January 14 - ESEA/NCLB Reauthorization


January 14 - Alexander County Appoints Interim Prosecutor


January 13 - Alexander-Pulaski County Enterprise Zone


January 12 - Obama & Duncan...The Defiant Ones


January 12 - Well Duh!


January 11 - CSD...NOT in the News


January 10 - Save Our Pensions!


January 10 - Save Our Schools!


January 9 - ISBE Lesson Plans...SNAFU


January 8 - Here's the Latest Sh*t From Bill Gates


January 8 - Helping Quiet Students Find Their Classroom Voices


January 8 - Alexander County State's Attorney Appointed Circuit Judge


January 7 - Technology: Panacea or 'Blended Delusions'?


January 7 - Differentiation: Panacea or Boondoggle?


January 4 - CJSHS Beta Clubs...In Monday's Pub


January 2 - Ode to Those Who Stayed and Fought and Taught


January 1 - 2015 Ringing in the New Year


December 31 - 2015 CSD #1 BOE Election


December 30 - Bah Humbug!


December 27 - New IL Law Expands Bullying Authority


December 25 - The CAT Christmas Choir


December 24 - CSD...In the News


December 24 - Holiday Greetings


December 24 - A 2015 Wish List


December 24 - Cairo Murder Case Continued


December 24 - CAT Christmas Eve


December 20 - Cairo House Fire


December 20 - ISBE Honors 3...Including Andrea Brown


December 19 - CSD...In the News


December 19 - SI: Cairo, Mounds Rivalry Needs to End


December 18 - Regular BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


December 18 - Arne Duncan's "Republican Agenda"


December 17 - TFA...On the Ropes?


December 17 - Birds Point Levee


December 16 - Cat Town


December 14 - No Online Snow Days in IL


December 14 - CJSHS...In Monday's Pub


December 13 - Concerns About PARCC


December 12 - CHS IP Students Attend Info Tech Day


December 11 - Pulaski County State's Attorney Resigns


December 9 - Obituary: Annie Ruth Williamson


December 8 - The Proverbial Can of Worms


December 8 - Schools As War Zones


December 8 - IL Pension Case: Giddyup...Whoa!


December 8 - Memorial to Myron


December 7 - Coming Attraction


December 7 - CHS: 'School of Distinction'


December 5 - Cairo, Mounds Officials Meet to Curb Violence


December 5 - CHS Beta Club Visits Daystar Care Center


December 5 - Mounds Shooting Claims Life of Cairo Teen


December 4 - A Walk in the PARCC


December 4 - Thanksgiving Memories: From Cairo, Illinois


December 3 - Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful...


December 2 - The Geek Ceiling


December 2 - It's a Matter of Degrees...


December 2 - CHS Students Mourn Loss of Classmate


December 1 - Cairo Residents March for Peace


November 30 - Finding Humor in the Classroom


November 30 - CJSHS Beta Club Inductions...In Monday's Pub


November 28 - Sad News...Prayer Vigil


November 28 - How Was Thanksgiving?


November 28 - Local School Finances


November 27 - Thanksgiving...Fact & Fiction


November 27 - Shooting in Mounds


November 27 - Cairo Pilots Basketball Season Begins


November 27 - In the News...CSD Beta Club Inductions


November 27 - Giving Thanks...


November 24 - Special BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


November 24 - Double Dipping


November 23 - PERA Sucks!


November 23 - CHS Beta Club in Monday's Pub


November 22 - IL Pension Law Unconstitutional...Again


November 21 - 'Let the Supreme Court Decide!'


November 21 - Alliance & Capaha Bank Merger


November 20 - CJSHS Beta Club Inductions


November 18 - Managing iPads in the Digital Classroom


November 17 - Regular BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


November 17 - More Woe On School Funding


November 17 - Cairo Public Schools Closed Monday


November 17 - IL School Funding Formula


November 16 - What Makes A Great Teacher?


November 16 - American Education Week


November 16 - CJSHS Beta Club Activities


November 15 - Lo, The Poor Teacher!


November 15 - Some Fraction Action


November 14 - CHS Beta Club Attends Leadership Summit


November 13 - Hughes Murder Trial Postponed


November 12 - Defamation of Character


November 12 - Coming to Cairo School District #1


November 11 - Veterans Day


November 11 - Local ROE to Close


November 10 - Good News From Florida


November 7 - Special Education in the Digital Age


November 7 - Down But Not Out


November 7 - Former Cairoite on Rauner Transition Team


November 6 - 'Losing Our Way'


November 5 - Bill Gates Moves On


November 5 - Barry & The Not-So-Mighty Quinn


November 3 - CSD #1 Closed Due to Gas Leak


November 2 - Holy Blackface, Batman!


November 2 - Common Core Math...


October 31 - The Devil You Don't Know


October 31 - CHS Beta Club Service Project


October 30 - Governor: The Devil You Know


October 30 - More on the ConnectED Program


October 30 - Remembering Aunt Millie


October 29 - Hump Days & Fridays


October 29 - 'Toward Better Teachers'


October 29 - CHS...In the News


October 28 - Holding Their Feet to the Fire


October 28 - Cairo Halloween Plans


October 28 - CSD Selected for ConnectED Initiative


October 26 - The American Dream...Poof?


October 26 - TIME After TIME


October 25 - Cairo Comprehensive Plan...Final Public Meeting


October 25 - Rachel Jones' Tribute to Ben Bradlee


October 24 - IL School Funding Overhaul Shelved


October 24 - 'Time Is On My Side'


October 23 - AFT's Randi Weingarten Offers Solutions


October 23 - A Homework Problem


October 22 - Point of Personal Privilege


October 20 - Cairo Comprehensive Plan...Draft Report Meeting


October 19 - Public Service Announcement


October 17 - Cairo Comprehensive Plan & Clean-Up


October 17 - CHS Beta Club Receives Team Driving Grant


October 16 - Regular BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


October 15 - Damn the Torpedoes...


October 14 - Life is Hard


October 11 - Teacher Apprentices


October 11 - In the Year 2525


October 10 - It Ain't Rocket Science


October 10 - The 'Pygmalion Effect'


October 10 - CSD...In the News


October 9 - 'The Educator and the Oligarch'


October 6 - Illinois Election Special


October 6 - Teachers Beware!


October 5 - Ravitch Tears Duncan a New One


October 5 - New Cairo Memorial


October 3 - You Can Run...


October 2 - The Nation: Special Education Issue


October 2 - Duncan Demands Equal Access


October 2 - U.S. Education in the 21st Century


October 1 - James Watts Makes Court Appearance


October 1 - When the Going Gets Tough


September 30 - A 'Blended Learning' Threat?


September 30 - 'Happy History'


September 28 - CHS Beta Club Service Project


September 28 - The Way We Were


September 27 - More 'Living in Interesting Times'


September 26 - Banned Books Week


September 26 - Deeper Learning


September 25 - Well, Duh!


September 24 - Takin' It To The Streets


September 24 - Decision 2014...IEA Voting Guide


September 23 - What's Behind 'Math' Skills?


September 22 - Regular BOE Meeting..."Minutes"


September 22 - "What Does It Profit A Man...


September 21 - Follow-Up on Cairo Shooting


September 21 - Public Service Announcement


September 21 - CHS Beta Club...Parade Entry


September 20 - Standoff in Cairo Over


September 19 - Living in Interesting Times


September 18 - Cairo Comprehensive Plan...Survey & Meeting


September 17 - Justice Steven L. Spomer to Retire


September 16 - Hearing Set for Watts


September 14 - Rauner's Schools Plan Raises Eyebrows


September 14 - Lily Eskelsen García


September 13 - Active Sh*tter Incident


September 12 - Sixth Grade 4-H Class


September 10 - A Good Sign From the Show Me State


September 7 - Parental Involvement


September 6 - Cairo Blues Festival


September 6 - "The Teacher Wars"


September 5 - "An Elephant in the Room"


September 4 - Rotten to the Core


September 3 - Help Families From Day 1


September 3 - IEA Region 2 Newsletter


September 2 - Don't Know Much About History


September 2 - Durham, NC...Latest to Dump TFA


September 2 - Public Sector Unions in the Spotlight


September 1 - Enough!


August 30 - Another View of Teacher Accountability


August 29 - What Should Arne Do?


August 29 - 'Cairo Point' Transfer Complete


August 29 - CJSHS Beta Clubs Elect Officers


August 28 - Special BOE Meeting..."Minutes"


August 28 - Point of Personal Privilege


August 28 - Disconnected


August 27 - IEA Election Reminder


August 27 - A Constitutional Right...


August 26 - Follow the Money


August 24 - Arne Duncan's Newest Critic


August 23 - Chauncey Hughes Trial...Judge Declares Mistrial


August 22 - Arne Duncan on Testing...


August 22 - Cairo Comprehensive Plan Forum


August 21 - Regular BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


August 20 - Too Big to Fail


August 18 - Benefits of IEA Membership


August 17 - Ain't No Mountain High Enough


August 17 - We Are the Champions


August 16 - 'Reclaiming the Promise'


August 16 - Meridian School Opening Delayed


August 16 - Cairo Comprehensive Plan...August Meeting


August 15 - Without Tenure...


August 15 - Disabling Dress Distractions


August 14 - Disabling Digital Distractions


August 14 - When the Going Gets Tough


August 13 - Attention Grizzled Veteran CATs


August 13 - Fire at Mack's Restaurant


August 13 - O Captain! My Captain!


August 12 - Tomorrow Never Comes


August 12 - The Lunch Lady


August 12 - Why Quinn?


August 8 - Nothing But Tears


August 8 - Teacher Evaluation on Missouri Ballot


August 8 - Cairo Mayor, Council Spar Over Matthews Appointment


August 8 - Special BOE Meeting...The Cairo Citizen


August 7 - New Cairo Community Center


August 6 - Unions Win Furlough Fight


August 6 - Cairo School Supplies Giveaway


August 5 - Meridian Gets State Funding...Applies for Grant


August 5 - Are You Smarter Than A 4th Grader?


August 5 - Anthony Cody...Change of Address


August 5 - Campbell Brown...Exposed


August 4 - Travel Alert...Cairo-Wickliffe Bridge Lane Closures


August 3 - Allene Houston-Jones Accepts Position in Paducah


August 2 - 'Why Are We Blaming the Teachers?'


August 2 - Did James Watts Have Help?


August 2 - NEA President-Elect Speaks


August 1 - New Laws...New Liabilities


August 1 - CSD: Dates & Special Meeting


August 1 - Cairo City Council Goes to Pot


July 31 - Cairo Gets 'New' Police Chief


July 31 - Judge Releases Details of First Bank Murders


July 29 - Cairo Comprehensive Plan...August Meeting


July 28 - Turning of the Tide?


July 27 - Math Wars


July 27 - Why Do Americans Stink at Math?


July 27 - Treating Meridian With TLC


July 26 - In the Event of an Active Shooter


July 26 - The Enemy of My Enemy


July 25 - Dear Mr. President


July 25 - CSD & Meridian...The Cairo Citizen


July 23 - Pension Lawsuit Update


July 22 - Rescheduled Regular BOE Meeting...Agenda Plus


July 21 - It's the Poverty, Stupid


July 19 - Welcome to Education Spring


July 19 - Updates to Previous Posts


July 18 - CSD #1: Let There Be Uniforms...


July 18 - River Wall Mural Update


July 17 - Watts Trial Moved to January


July 15 - Teachers' Union Conventions...Post Mortem


July 14 - One Step Forward...


July 13 - New IL Dyslexia Law


July 11 - Beta Clubs Compete at Conventions


July 8 - I'm NOT Your Puppet


July 6 - Meet the New Boss


July 6 - NEA Elects New Leadership


July 5 - Another One Bites the Dust II


July 5 - Ravitch: NEA Sizzle & Fizzle


July 4 - Fireworks at the NEA Convention?


July 4 - Another One Bites the Dust


July 4 - Class of '57 Makes Donation


July 3 - Possible Positive Pension Predictor


July 3 - 'Unmotivated Students'


July 3 - The Devil You Know


July 3 - It's the Law!


July 1 - Harris v. Quinn Ruling