Title: IT Trends for 2011: Things Might Be Very Different Today
Abstract: This session looks at the history of the Internet and World-Wide-Web paying particular attention to some of the moments where it was not assured that things were going to work out and produce the user experience today. Via video interviews, we meet a number of the innovators of the Internet and World-Wide-Web and focus on what might have happened if things had not worked out the way they did. While much of the research in Internet protocols and technologies was very deliberate, until 1994 it was not clear that either the Internet nor the World-Wide-Web had any purpose beyond connecting academics, scientists, and computer scientists. In many ways, both the Internet and World-Wide-Web were lab experiments that escaped into the wild. We look at those moments where the lab experiments escaped and imagine possible alternate realities if things had turned out differently.
High School Cover 2 has been following the accomplishments of the Bothell High School football program and, when head coach Tom Bainter agreed to speak with us, we jumped at the chance to learn why his team has had so much success It didn’t take us long to understand why Coach Bainter spoke about Bothell with passion and, as he described his coaching philosophy to us, we felt the years melt away and were ready to strap on the pads and hit the field to play for him This is a guy who is doing it for all the right reasons As he told us, he likes to think outside the box But, everything he does, he does for his players As Jim says in his article that preceded this one, “He’s a heck of a coach, and an even better man”
In the interview below, we hope that you can feel some of the passion and love for the game that we felt sitting there in his classroom listening to Coach Bainter wax poetically about Bothell and his football program As Coach Bainter riffed on and on about his theories for getting the school and community behind the football team and what he does to get everyone involved, it became abundantly clear why Bothell wins football games and continues to do so year after year
We started off the interview by asking him where he played his collegiate football Coach Bainter: I went to Western I was the first Bainter to graduate from college and I went to college because Western had an interest in me playing football
Where did you play your high school football?
Coach Bainter: I played at Evergreen High School Evergreen closed in 2007
How old were you when you began playing football?
A Leesville Road High School student was arrested Friday after police determined that a soda that sickened a teacher Thursday had been tampered with.
Cody Austin Beckett, 18, of 5205 Indigo Moon Way in Raleigh, was charged with assault on a school employee.
Roseann Marie Monteleone, a business teacher at the school, became ill after drinking from a soda can during a morning class and had to be taken to Rex Hospital for treatment, police said.
Arrest warrants state that Beckett put a chemical agent into the soda causing Monteleone to have a medical reaction causing lesions in her throat and the loss of consciousness.
Leesville Road High Principal Scott Lyons said in a letter to parents that Monteleone was fine but needed to be evaluated by a physician.
Authorities say it appears a hand cleansing substance was put into the soda.
Police said administrators suspected that something had been placed into Monteleone’s soda when she was out of her classroom, so they called in Wake County Public School System security personnel and Raleigh police to investigate and to question students.
Beckett is a senior at the school.
As promised in my Monday column about the popular new documentary “Race to Nowhere,” here is the e-mail dialogue filmmaker Vicki Abeles had with me, a back-and-forth communication over the past month or so.
Mathews: I did a column recently complaining that “Race to Nowhere” never acknowledges that the academic and family pressures it spotlights are only prevalent in about the top 10 percent of school districts, measured by income and parental education.
What do you say?
Abeles: The pressures and compromised educational and health outcomes that “Race to Nowhere” spotlights are prevalent across all economic and cultural groups. Not only does the film feature students and teachers from low income urban communities such as Oakland, but when we have screenings in these communities, the film resonates for them, just as it does when we screen the film in any other community, regardless of social or economic status. In fact, th
The ranks of educators backing Mayor Bloomberg’s battle to scrap “last in/first out” rules for teacher layoffs continued to grow yesterday when the statewide group representing 800 school superintendents announced it supports the effort.
“Most superintendents like some measure of change to allow classroom performance to be a factor in those layoff decisions,” said New York State Council of School Superintendents president Robert Christmann.
“We really like to have as much flexibility as we can,” said Christmann, superintendent of the Grand Island school district in western New York. “The first priority is to students.”
The worst has happened. You have received rejection letters from every single college you applied to—even your so-called “safety schools.” Take a minute to grieve. Now, follow these steps to take back control of your future.
Step 1: Take heart. You may have miscalculated your odds of acceptance at your safety schools. You may be the victim of bad luck. Either way, don’t take the rejection as a judgment of your self-worth, and know that you are not alone. There are plenty of college options out there for all kinds of students, and with some additional effort, you’re sure to find schools that fit you.
Step 2: Take stock. Revisit your inventory of college needs and wants and consider whether a less prestigious institution or a community college could be a viable alternative. Some comm
Update: EPISD board members start meeting on budget cuts
After months of discussions, El Paso school district board members will move forward with millions of dollars of budget cuts at tonight’s meeting.
The El Paso Independent School District is nearly out of time in order to make reductions and give employees enough time for contract termination.
The board will begin to take action at tonight’s board meeting on some of the reductions and discuss procedures for making larger reductions, if needed. The board has identified 188 positions that could be cut.
The board will discuss the future of the 61 Language Proficiency Assessment Committee Clerks at schools with less than 250 students, totaling about $1.3 million in district savings.
The board will also discuss reducing the second librarians at high schools and reductions in ninth grade At-Risk Coordinators, totaling 33 positions in both areas.
Patricia Hughes, EPISD board president, said the district’s early incentive offer has identified 214 employees who submitted notification of not returning to the district next year.