Category Archives: News & Notes

Smithsonian Snapshot – Amelia Earhart’s Transatlantic Record Airplane: A Lockheed Vega 5B. 1932.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, this week’s Snapshot highlights Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Vega 5B—the very plane she flew when she became the first woman to fly nonstop and solo across the Atlantic Ocean. On May 20 – 21, 1932, … Continue reading

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Shenandoah Civil War Battlefields could be lost to development

—————- Website of the Civil War Trust I am writing to you today to ask your support in helping to save two incredible tracts at the Cedar Creek battlefield. In all the years that we’ve been saving Civil War battlefield … Continue reading

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President Obama’s First Ad of 2012

Looks like a winner to me!

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Taking Teachers and Teacher Unions to Task

The new civility on display in Madison, Wisconsin has given me as a teacher pause. As a teacher I have to be held to the utmost level of integrity, do I not? I spend 8 hours a day with other … Continue reading

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Americans Say Reagan Is the Greatest U.S. President

I love President’s Day as three day weekends this time of year are always welcomed! And to send it off right, I want to share the results of a new Gallup poll that asked Americans who the nation’s great president … Continue reading

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Very Proud of My President

Don’t agree with President Obama on pretty much all of his political views, but tonight’s speech in Arizona was, in my humble opinion, his best. Very proud of the President and First Lady. Very proud, they had an opportunity to … Continue reading

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How Much do our College Students Know about the World?

Not a lot apparently… SO TIRED of college elites talking down to high school teachers. They need to get their act together! I wonder how many of these students know about “social justice”?

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Publishers Weekly & NewSouth Books To Censor Mark Twain

According to this news story, Publishers Weekly NewSouth Books will be censoring their upcoming edition of Mark Twain’s novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by removing all instances of the N-word and replace it with “slave.” According to this search result, … Continue reading

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Professional Learning Communities

Our school district is one of many that has over the course of the last few years instituted PLC’s, or Profressional Learning Communities. The philosophy is centered around educators coming together in their areas of expertise and working together on … Continue reading

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HBO’s upcoming documentary called WARTORN 1861-2010

Received some info from the good folks at HBO about their upcoming documentary called WARTORN 1861-2010 from executive producer James Gandolfini, which premieres this Veterans Day, November 11th at 9pm on HBO. Civil War doctors called it hysteria, melancholia and … Continue reading

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