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Scandal: The Failure of the Teis Smith Bank

Here’s a chance to read again one of our old Local History Room columns, first published in August 2014 before the launch of this blog . 1,038 more words

Television, A Friend From Many Stages, Return To D.C.'s 930 Club

Speaking of bands who’ve been around for 40 years, Television played at D.C.’s 930 Club, and to say they were in fine form understates the impact of the Platonic ideal. 464 more words


NYS Parents: REFUSE Pearson's Field Tests

Beginning tomorrow, May 23, elementary and middle schools across the state of New York will begin to administer Pearson’s stand-alone field tests in English-language arts (ELA) and math.   744 more words

"I have just had a Female Eider Duck come in shot to night..."

The male eider duck is a particularly beautiful bird:

It has a much imitated call. This is a recording by “markwilmot”:

A female eider is a much drabber bird than the drake, and arguably, is barely recognisable as the same species: 384 more words


Testifying Before Cuomo's Common Core Task Force in Queens, NYC

Last night I testified at one of NYS Governor Cuomo’s Common Core Task Force (aka Farce) sessions. The New York City event took place at LaGuardia Community College in a hard-to-reach section of Long Island City, Queens. 1,407 more words

Common Core Tests

B.C.'s Fred Smith helps Benton Harbor go 'viral'

Ahead of Friday’s second round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs, not many could have predicted that Benton Harbor would still be standing. 538 more words