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CAT Tracks for the 2010-11 School Year



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JUNE 30 - Two Cairo Auxiliary Firefighters Arrested


JUNE 30 - Searching for a Sign


JUNE 30 - Movie Alert...'Bad Teacher'


JUNE 29 - Who'll Be the Next in Line?


JUNE 29 - Keep Hope Alive


JUNE 28 - Groundhog Day in CSD #1...Movie Trailer


JUNE 28 - Special BOE Meeting...Minutes


JUNE 27 - Groundhog Day in CSD #1


JUNE 27 - Beacon of Hope


JUNE 27 - Cairo Fires...Part II


JUNE 26 - A Piece of Cake


JUNE 26 - Fire and Rain


JUNE 25 - What Time Is It?


JUNE 24 - Special BOE Meeting...Minutes


JUNE 24 - Regular FOP Meeting


JUNE 24 - Special BOE Meeting...Agenda


JUNE 24 - Achievement Gap


JUNE 24 - Look at Meeeeeeeeee!


JUNE 23 - Anthony Cody Explains SOS Participation


JUNE 23 - Diane Ravitch Explains SOS Participation


JUNE 22 - The History of Golf


JUNE 21 - Send Me A Sign!


JUNE 21 - My Way Or The Highway


JUNE 20 - Stupid Is As Stupid Does II


JUNE 20 - Stupid Is As Stupid Does


JUNE 20 - Illinois Times: Cairo


JUNE 19 - Chris Jackson Wins Emmy


JUNE 18 - BS Meter Bursts


JUNE 17 - Union Response in Wisconsin


JUNE 17 - Chicago, Chicago


JUNE 17 - School Law...Miranda Rights


JUNE 17 - Certain to Be Controversial


JUNE 16 - Regular BOE Meeting...Minutes


JUNE 16 - For Retired Teachers Only


JUNE 16 - FEMA...Open for Business


JUNE 16 - FORE!


JUNE 16 - SOS...Grassroots Movement


JUNE 16 - No Surprise in Wisconsin


JUNE 15 - Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers


JUNE 15 - As Pleased As Punch


JUNE 15 - Cairo Health Fair


JUNE 13 - The Way We Were


JUNE 13 - Look At Me...


JUNE 12 - Duncan: 'Plan B'


JUNE 11 - Special BOE-FOP Work/Study Session


JUNE 10 - If Not 100%...What?


JUNE 10 - The Week That Was...Diane Ravitch


JUNE 10 - The Legend of Big Mac


JUNE 9 - Negotiations...The Hard Way


JUNE 8 - Federal Disaster Declaration Granted


JUNE 7 - Must Be the Heat


JUNE 7 - SIU...Bad Faith Bargaining?


JUNE 7 - Point-Counterpoint


JUNE 7 - Who Let the (Attack) Dogs Out?


JUNE 5 - Cairo...Service of Thanksgiving


JUNE 1 - IL Fat Cat Teachers


JUNE 1 - IL Workers' Comp Survives


JUNE 1 - Bad Boy, Bad Boy


JUNE 1 - Doubting Ravitch


MAY 31 - Arrangements...Joyce Champion


MAY 31 - More Sad News


MAY 31 - Gambling on Gambling


MAY 31 - Bipartisan Insanity


MAY 30 - Breaking News From the Pension Front


MAY 30 - Obituary...Lynn S. Byrd


MAY 30 - Final CSD 2010-2011 Calendar


MAY 29 - Memorial Day Weekend for IL Pensions?


MAY 29 - CSD Joint BOE-FOP Meeting


MAY 29 - CJSHS Principal Vacancy


MAY 28 - Sad News


MAY 28 - A Commencement Speech


MAY 27 - Thanksgiving in June


MAY 27 - And Then Came IL


MAY 27 - WI Joins NJ & GA


MAY 27 - CHS Young Writers


MAY 26 - Gallatin County School Damaged


MAY 26 - Waiting for Kryptonite


MAY 25 - Cairo...Assessing Flood Damage


MAY 25 - New Jersey Joins Georgia


MAY 24 - The Farewell Tour?


MAY 23 - Cairoites...Start Your Engines


MAY 23 - Damn the Research


MAY 22 - What's Bugging You


MAY 22 - Bill Gates...Self-Appointed Education Czar


MAY 21 - The End Is...Uh, Here!


MAY 20 - The Other Union


MAY 20 - Like Oil and Water


MAY 20 - Back to School in Cairo


MAY 19 - Regular BOE Meeting...Minutes


MAY 19 - He 'Gets It'


MAY 19 - Warning to IL Public Employees


MAY 18 - CSD #1 Public Hearing


MAY 18 - CSD #1 Vacancy Notice


MAY 18 - Georgia, Georgia...


MAY 18 - Cairo Curfew Lifted


MAY 15 - Due to Technical Difficulties


MAY 15 - Traffic Alert


MAY 14 - CHS College Tour


MAY 14 - SSDD


MAY 14 - Valerie Strauss on Early NEA Obama Endorsement


MAY 13 - Next...Touchscreen Cribs


MAY 13 - NEA...Opening a Big Can of Worms


MAY 13 - (Some) Educators Are All A-Twitter


MAY 13 - Friday the 13th


MAY 12 - 'Steve Tilley, Cairo and Me'


MAY 12 - The Latest on Chris Jackson


MAY 12 - Jo Ann Emerson Is Dam Mad!


MAY 12 - Gail Collins & The 3 R's


MAY 12 - Moving (Back In) Day


MAY 11 - It's Official...Evacuation Order Lifted


MAY 11 - Cairo Ban to Be Lifted


MAY 11 - Drying Out...Cleaning Up


MAY 11 - Some Kids Return to School


MAY 11 - There Are Those...


MAY 11 - RFT - Nasty Article About Cairo


MAY 11 - Wednesday Morning


MAY 10 - A Week of Civil Emergency?


MAY 9 - Cairo Mayor Declares Civil Emergency


MAY 9 - Monday CSD #1 Meeting


MAY 9 - You Say You Want Pictures?


MAY 9 - Mother's Day...In A Shelter


MAY 9 - Monday Morning...Evacuation Order Remains


MAY 8 - Fair and Balanced...Really!


MAY 8 - Lurking Beneath the Surface


MAY 8 - Ask And Ye Shall Receive


MAY 8 - Sunday, Blessed Sunday


MAY 7 - School, Payday, Whatever


MAY 7 - Saturday In The Park


MAY 6 - You Are Hereby Advised


MAY 6 - Cairo Open...10 a.m. Until 6 p.m.


MAY 6 - Shelter From the Storm


MAY 6 - Not-So-TGIF


MAY 5 - Speaking of Unemployment


MAY 5 - Can I File for Unemployment Benefits?


MAY 5 - In Olive Branch


MAY 5 - Cairo RR Overpass & Sand Boil Pics


MAY 5 - It's Thursday


MAY 4 - Help Wanted: Modern Day Moses


MAY 4 - Cairo Refugees File Class Action Lawsuit


MAY 4 - Wednesday 'In' Cairo...Lockout Continues


MAY 3 - No School In Cairo on Wednesday


MAY 3 - Two Cairo Refugees


MAY 3 - Tuesday - Initial Signs of Success


MAY 2 - Thar She Blows!


MAY 2 - Dear Teacher...'Sincerely', Arne Duncan


MAY 2 - Rainy Days and Mondays


MAY 1 - Strike Three


MAY 1 - Define: Mandatory


MAY 1 - And It's One, Two...


MAY 1 - Sunday...The Waiting Game


MAY 1 - Beyond the Floodwall


MAY 1 - Will There Be School?


APRIL 30 - Sand Boils Plague Cairo


APRIL 30 - Cairo...Mandatory Evacuation Ordered


APRIL 30 - For You Bird Watchers


APRIL 30 - Saturday...Same Old, Same Old


APRIL 30 - 'Mad As Hell'


APRIL 29 - In Cairo...Anger Rises With Water


APRIL 29 - Deluxe Apartment in the Sky


APRIL 29 - CHS...Teen Safe Driving


APRIL 29 - Waiting in Cairo


APRIL 28 - Loose Lips...'Sink Cairo'


APRIL 26 - Battle of Birds Point


APRIL 26 - Cairo Issues Voluntary Evacuation


APRIL 26 - PAYDAY, PAYDAY, PAYDAY


APRIL 26 - Education Reform B*** S***


APRIL 26 - Possible Cairo Evacuation


APRIL 25 - Cairo Airport/Airplanes Damaged


APRIL 22 - When the Going Gets Tough


APRIL 22 - Proposed CSD 2011-2012 Calendar


APRIL 22 - CHS...IDOT Winner


APRIL 22 - CHS NHS Induction


APRIL 22 - And the Winner Is...


APRIL 21 - Regular BOE Meeting - Minutes


APRIL 21 - I'm Outraged


APRIL 21 - Reality Check


APRIL 21 - Just Say No


APRIL 18 - To Bee Or Not To Bee


APRIL 16 - Illinois Senate Bill 7


APRIL 16 - Can't Get Blood Out of A Turnip


APRIL 15 - Cairo Ward 5 Election


APRIL 15 - Pick Your Battles


APRIL 15 - Go Along to Get Along


APRIL 14 - Stop! In the Name of Love


APRIL 14 - IL...Lavish State Pensions?


APRIL 13 - A Tale of Two E-Mails


APRIL 13 - National Honor Society


APRIL 12 - Warrior Woman


APRIL 12 - A Dog Eat Dog World


APRIL 12 - Ford Ride and Drive Event


APRIL 11 - S/He Ain't Comin'


APRIL 9 - Remember 'Chads'?


APRIL 9 - Apologies Are in Order


APRIL 8 - A Black Eye for Ed Reform


APRIL 8 - Deja Vu


APRIL 7 - Unringing the Bell


APRIL 7 - It Ain't Over...


APRIL 6 - Barbara & Son


APRIL 6 - Election Results


APRIL 5 - The Silver Lining


APRIL 4 - IEA...The "New" Michelle Rhee


APRIL 4 - Election Day


APRIL 3 - We Shall Overcome


APRIL 1 - Michelle Rhee...Union Champion


APRIL 1 - Cairo, IL...From 1839 to 2053


APRIL 1 - CHS Students Attend SIU CS Day


March 31 - Michelle Rhee...Update


March 31 - Voucher Data


March 31 - Obama...A Lucid Moment


March 30 - The Last to Know


March 30 - Read the Writing on the Wall


March 30 - BOE Public Hearing/Sp Mtg...Minutes


March 29 - When CSD #1 Get You Down


March 28 - Cairo FOP & BOE Meetings


March 26 - Bored CAT Runs Off to SCC


March 25 - Letters to the Editor


March 25 - Candidates...Cairo BOE


March 25 - Well, Duh...Ya Think


March 25 - Like A Virgin


March 25 - News From CSD #1


March 24 - Are You As Smart As A 5th Grader?


March 24 - A Superintendent Lashes Out


March 24 - TRS Lashes Back at Chicago Tribune


March 23 - And the Beat Goes On


March 22 - NFS


March 22 - Gallows Humor


March 22 - Still Separate...Still Unequal


March 22 - SSDD


March 21 - Swopes Golfs


March 20 - Woe is ROE


March 19 - Cairo's Got Talent!


March 19 - Regular FOP Meeting...Rescheduled


March 19 - Media Coverage of CSD #1 RIFs...Updated


March 18 - Negotiations Update


March 17 - Regular BOE Meeting...Minutes


March 17 - Pot O' Gold


March 17 - Top o' the Mornin' to Ya!


March 16 - For Teachers...Higher Pay, Respect


March 16 - Performance-Based Funding for IL Higher Ed?


March 16 - Things to Know


March 16 - How High's the Water, Mama?


March 15 - Hi-Yo, Silver...Away!


March 14 - Blood-Letting...Detroit Style


March 13 - Endangered Species


March 13 - More and More and More


March 13 - The Fab Four(teen)


March 12 - IL School Consolidation...DOA?


March 11 - God Forbid


March 11 - Wisconsin...In The Aftermath


March 11 - Five County Student of the Month


March 10 - It Is To Laugh


March 10 - The Insanity Award Goes To...


March 10 - Anti-Union Forces Win Round One


March 9 - Christopher Jackson...Debut Album


March 9 - Ravitch...Reporting From Ground Zero


March 9 - NCLB...False Premises


March 8 - NEA President Speaks Out


March 8 - Shame on Obama II


March 7 - The Hole in the Middle


March 7 - Pensions in Peril


March 6 - Wake Up...Stand Up


March 6 - School Consolidation


March 6 - Voice of 'The Southern'...FOID Cards


March 5 - America's Union Story


March 5 - Jon Stewart & Diane Ravitch


March 5 - Shame on Barack Obama


March 3 - Slapping the 800-lb Gorilla


March 3 - Protests at City Hall


March 3 - Protests at Military Funerals


March 3 - Uncooperative


March 2 - Open Season on 800-lb Gorillas


March 2 - Bill Gates is an Ass


March 2 - Performance Review


March 2 - Superintendent Swopes Speaks


March 1 - New Month...New Cairo Fire


March 1 - Even More On IL School Consolidation


March 1 - The Bee Esser


March 1 - Thank You, John Q. Public


February 28 - FOP & BOE-FOP Meetings


February 28 - Charter Schools In Action


February 28 - Integration...By Any Means Necessary


February 28 - Assault & Battery


February 28 - More on IL School Consolidation


February 27 - Just Plain 'Craziness'


February 26 - A Day of Protests


February 26 - 'Pension Craziness' Visits Cairo


February 25 - Scorched Earth


February 25 - 'Local' Pension Craziness


February 25 - The City of Cairo Sucks


February 25 - CHS WYSE Team Competes


February 25 - CHS Beta Club Safe Driving Activities


February 24 - Rescheduled Regular BOE Meeting...Minutes


February 24 - CJSHS Administration Honored


February 24 - The Fugitive(s)


February 24 - Goreville 74 - Cairo 72


February 22 - It's in the Jeans


February 22 - Another Cairo Fire


February 22 - Last But Not Least


February 22 - The Devil and Eugene Robinson


February 22 - I Diane


February 21 - Valerie Strauss...Presidents' Day


February 21 - P.O.'d


February 21 - Voice of The Southern


February 21 - Power to the People


February 20 - Tracking Truants With GPS


February 19 - Struggle for Survival


February 19 - Cairo, Goreville Officials React


February 18 - Rocky Mountain High


February 18 - Do Unto Others


February 18 - Cairo Arson Investigation Stalled


February 18 - NY Times Takes WI Governor to Task


February 18 - CHS Distracted Driving Forum


February 18 - Citizen Coverage of Goreville Racial Incident


February 17 - Manuel Scott's 'Message of Hope'


February 17 - According to Plan


February 17 - Quinn Budget...Education Proposals


February 17 - Goreville Student Suspended


February 16 - Rheel Concerns About Michelle


February 16 - Dictators...Foreign & Domestic


February 15 - Media Coverage of Goreville Incident - UPDATED


February 15 - Ugly Incident at Goreville - UPDATED


February 14 - Jay Mathews Sends Valentine


February 13 - Doggone It


February 12 - In Loving Memory...Fred W. Jones


February 12 - Kick 'Em While They're Down


February 11 - Politics Makes for Strange Bedfellows


February 11 - Teachers Behaving Badly?


February 11 - CJSHS Events


February 10 - Jay Mathews...In A Lather II


February 10 - The Achievement Gap


February 10 - A Fairy Tale


February 10 - CSD #1...Closed Thursday


February 9 - Jay Mathews...In A Lather


February 9 - It's Snowing...


February 9 - Doctor Feel Good


February 9 - In the Beginning...


February 8 - Special BOE Meeting...Minutes


February 8 - Fred Wesley Jones...Funeral Arrangements


February 8 - A House Divided...


February 8 - Off With Their Heads


February 8 - A Trip Down Memory Lane


February 6 - Mathews on Recess


February 6 - Strauss on Reagan


February 6 - Kopp Out


February 5 - That's Entertainment!


February 5 - Science Fairs


February 5 - Your Honorable President Obama


February 4 - The New Frontier


February 4 - Solidarity Forever


February 4 - Another Voice


February 4 - Dirty Little Secret


February 4 - Safe and Sober Forum


February 3 - Special BOE Meeting...Minutes


February 3 - VIVA Valerie


February 3 - Kelley Williams-Bolar & Rosa Parks


February 2 - Groundhog Day


February 2 - Poor Old Fogy


February 1 - Yes, Virginia...


February 1 - Comic Relief...NOT!


February 1 - Update...James Gibson vs. CSD #1


January 31 - Ask These Kids


January 31 - From Sputnik to 'WFS' to Rosa Parks


January 30 - What Are You?


January 29 - Oh Good Grief


January 29 - School Bipartisanship Sucks


January 29 - Score One for Valerie


January 28 - The Grinch


January 28 - She Was Waiting for Superman...


January 28 - CJSHS Teachers of the Quarter


January 27 - A Picture...


January 27 - Valerie Strauss on 'SOTU'


January 27 - Next Stop?


January 26 - State of the Union


January 26 - Chapter 16. Address Feelings Directly


January 26 - Oscar...Thumbs Down for 'WFS'


January 26 - Cairo History...By Darrel Dexter


January 25 - BUSTED!


January 25 - They're Coming for YOUR Pension!


January 24 - Special BOE Meeting...Minutes


January 24 - The Book on CSD #1


January 24 - Editorial


January 24 - In the Real World


January 23 - Witch


January 23 - Swopes On Snow Days


January 22 - Somewhere?


January 22 - Holier Than Thou


January 22 - Matters of the Heart


January 22 - More on Cairo Fires


January 22 - Special BOE/FOP Meetings...Updated


January 21 - The Enemy Within


January 21 - Another Cairo Fire


January 21 - You Say You Want A Revolution


January 20 - Regular BOE Meeting/Public Hearing...Minutes


January 20 - The Best Defense


January 20 - Laughter is the Best Defense


January 20 - Exhibit 1 for the Defense


January 20 - In Defense of Labor Unions


January 19 - Regular BOE Meeting/Public Hearing...Addendum


January 19 - After High School...What?


January 18 - Clever Hans


January 18 - Arne Duncan...Shooting From the Lip


January 18 - Education...New York Style


January 18 - Education...Detroit Style


January 17 - The Seven Steps


January 17 - Martin Luther King Jr.


January 17 - Christina Taylor Green


January 17 - A Moment of Silence


January 16 - Coming By It Honestly


January 14 - Follow-Up to Cairo Fires


January 14 - Touchstone Energy Grant


January 14 - CSD #1 ... S.N.A.F.U.


January 13 - Caught CAT Napping


January 13 - Private Schools...Exposed!


January 13 - Merit Pay Is Snake Oil


January 13 - Details of IL Tax Hike


January 12 - My Sister-in-Law


January 12 - "We're Wide Open"


January 12 - Update on Monday Fire in Cairo


January 12 - IL Income Tax Increase


January 11 - Censoring Mark Twain


January 11 - Speaking of School Boards


January 11 - Your Local School Board


January 10 - Downtown Cairo Fire


January 10 - The Show Must Go On


January 10 - Jay, Jay, Jay...


January 10 - What If...


January 8 - Unhappy New Year


January 8 - IEA Call for Action


January 8 - Aloha


January 8 - Be Careful What You Ask For


January 7 - Special BOE Meeting...Minutes


January 7 - It's Good to Be the King


January 7 - NEA President Dennis Van Roekel


January 7 - The Bush Tax Increases


January 6 - School Law Alert


January 6 - Special BOE Meeting


January 6 - Redemption


January 4 - Then They Came For...


January 4 - Then They Came For Me


January 3 - Rebuttal to Arne Duncan


January 3 - U.S. Secretary of Education


January 2 - 2010 Was A Hoot!


January 2 - Teachers Are People Too


January 1 - Happy New Year!


December 31 - Diane Ravitch Looks Back at 2010


December 31 - Ringing in the Old Old Years


December 30 - CSD #1 Funding Bonds...Public Hearing


December 30 - The Old & The Young


December 29 - To Infinity And Beyond!


December 27 - The Play's The Thing!


December 27 - Arne Duncan Is Not Alone


December 27 - Chances Are


December 25 - Miracle On...700 Club Street


December 25 - Happy! Happy! From the CHS Beta Club


December 24 - Thebes Crash Claims 3rd Life


December 24 - Mississippi River Bridge at Cairo


December 23 - Military Intelligence


December 23 - Forsooth...Whereases Galore!


December 23 - CHS Beta Club December Activities


December 23 - CE Pre-K Celebrates Dr. Seuss


December 22 - Urgent Message From the IEA


December 21 - More Tragedy in Alexander County


December 21 - Cairo Woman Dies in Car Accident


December 21 - Teacher Videos


December 21 - Risky Business


December 21 - Ahhh...The Good Old (Boy) Days


December 20 - Cairo Christmas for Kids


December 19 - Bah, Humbug!


December 18 - Stupid, Stupid, Stupid


December 18 - CE DARE Program


December 18 - Drip, Drip, Drip


December 17 - When You Least Expect It


December 16 - The Pothole That Was


December 16 - Regular BOE Meeting...Minutes


December 16 - Sobbing Speaker


December 16 - NEA President...On PISA


December 15 - Reminders...Supplemental Jobs & Luncheon


December 14 - Imagine


December 12 - The Myth


December 12 - All Educated Up


December 10 - Lincoln-Douglas Debate


December 10 - Drama in Montana


December 10 - Brown Takes Offense


December 8 - Racial Stereotypes


December 7 - Michelle Rhee...The Comeback Kid


December 7 - Sweet Jesus


December 7 - Point-Counterpoint on EdReform


December 6 - (False) Fodder for Criticizing U.S. Education


December 5 - Accident North of Cairo


December 5 - Six Phases of Teaching


December 5 - Creature(s) from the Black Lagoon


December 4 - Cairo Pilots Basketball


December 3 - Support Pre-K


December 3 - CSD #1 in The Cairo Citizen


December 2 - Pike's Peeve


December 2 - The Right Stuff


December 2 - Supplemental Jobs...Procedure Change


November 30 - Special BOE Meeting...Minutes


November 30 - Valerie Strauss...Instigator


November 30 - 2010-2011 Cairo Pilots Basketball II


November 29 - Special BOE Meeting...Agenda


November 28 - 2010-2011 Cairo Pilots Basketball


November 28 - Local School Finances


November 28 - Circle of Learning


November 27 - The Aristocrats


November 25 - Sharing Their Talents


November 25 - Sharing the Season


November 24 - The Culture Gap


November 24 - Update from Central Falls


November 21 - Teacher Education at SIU-C


November 21 - Eternal Question


November 21 - Raising the Bar


November 21 - Dealing With Digital Distraction


November 21 - Teaching to the Best


November 19 - Job...Smoking or Non-Smoking


November 19 - They Don't Give An F...Part II


November 19 - Three Wise Men


November 19 - Union County Public School Districts


November 18 - Be Careful Who You Ask For


November 17 - Highly Qualified?


November 16 - They Don't Give An F


November 16 - Cairo Fires Ruled Arson


November 15 - Rescheduled Regular BOE Meeting...Minutes


November 15 - Yet Another Fire II


November 15 - Who Can?


November 14 - Yet Another Fire


November 14 - American Education Week


November 13 - The Cookie Monster


November 13 - Cairo Public Utility


November 12 - No Cohones


November 12 - North to Alaska


November 12 - NUMB3RS


November 11 - Rabid Governor of New Jersey


November 11 - Cairo Elementary Harvest Festival


November 11 - CSH Beta Club Visits Daystar


November 11 - Cairo BOE Election


November 10 - National Ed-Tech Action Plan


November 10 - Broken Promises II


November 10 - Broken Promises


November 9 - Special BOE Meeting...Minutes


November 9 - The Last Word


November 9 - A Couple of "Follow Ups"


November 8 - Hope It Was Just Me


November 7 - Woke Up...Got Out of Bed


November 6 - Goodness Gracious


November 5 - Don't Forget to Fall Back


November 5 - In IL...Politics As Usual


November 5 - NEA on 2010 Election


November 5 - Cairo Citizen Coverage of CHS


November 4 - Representative John Kline (R-MN)


November 3 - Local & State Election Results


November 3 - The Pretender


November 2 - Teaching to the Test


November 2 - Makes My Eyes Roll


November 2 - Investigating Cairo Fires


November 1 - Cairo...Kitchen Fire in 'Vacant' House


October 31 - Valerie Strauss Writes: Dear Jon


October 31 - You Can Call Me Ray


October 29 - The $100,000 Teacher


October 29 - Valerie Strauss...Another Movie


October 29 - Martyrdom


October 28 - CSD #1 Receives Capital Funds


October 28 - Citizen Coverage of Sunday's Fire


October 28 - From the Mayor's Desk


October 28 - New Cairo Fire...Suspicious


October 28 - Protégé Effect


October 27 - Advance Yeoman...Cairo Fire


October 27 - Alexander County...Addressing Corruption


October 27 - Dr. Smith Goes to China


October 26 -Valerie Strauss...At the Movies


October 26 -Update on Cairo Fire


October 26 -The New York Review of Books


October 25 -The Price of Education


October 25 -I'm Not Your Friend, I'm Your Teacher


October 24 -Suspicious Cairo Fire...Major Damage


October 22 - CJSHS Class Officers - Beta Club - Band


October 22 - Donation to CE Reading Program


October 22 - Friends in High Places


October 21 - Regular BOE Meeting...Minutes


October 21 - Military Intelligence


October 21 - CJSHS Class Officers & Senior Beta Club


October 21 - The Pilot Light


October 20 - U.S. Chamber of Commerce


October 20 - Meet the President


October 19 - D'oh!


October 19 - Pension Reform


October 19 - IL Moment of Silence


October 18 - Waiting for...uh, Batman?


October 16 - All Is NOT Lost


October 16 - Kumbaya


October 16 - Randi Weingarten...Saint or Sinner?


October 15 - Bill Brady Visits Cairo


October 15 - New Location...New Business


October 15 - Michelle Rhee's Greatest Hits


October 14 - Public Education...In the Real World


October 14 - Cairo Armed Robberies


October 14 - Strauss on Rhee Departure


October 14 - Susan G. Komen 3-Day For The Cure


October 13 - Blood, Sweat, and Tears


October 13 - House of Cards


October 13 - New Reality TV Series..."School Pride"


October 13 - Charter "Rotten Apple" Awards


October 12 - Oh Dear!


October 12 - Oh Deer!


October 12 - Ba Ba Ba


October 12 - Retirement & Memory


October 11 - Morning Cup of Hyperbole


October 11 - How to Save Our Schools


October 11 - Measuring a Movement


October 10 - The Manifesto


October 10 - A Test of Faith


October 10 - CAT Van Winkle


October 9 - A Two-Fer From Valerie Strauss


October 8 - Speak of the Devil


October 8 - CJSHS & Riverboat Days


October 8 - "Race to Nowhere"


October 8 - CHS Beta Club Service Project


October 7 - Black & White...or Gray?


October 6 - Speak of the Devil


October 6 - Randi & Osama


October 6 - Bill Brady Is A Scalawag


October 5 - Alternative (to) School


October 5 - STEM, STEM Squared, STEAM


October 4 - My "EUREKA!" Moment


October 3 - Recruiting Teachers in Rural Missouri


October 2 - Those Who Would Cast Stones


October 2 - Oooh...Ahhh


October 2 - Honing Her Message


October 1 - Fair & Balanced Reporting?


October 1 - IRONY!


October 1 - PISSED!


September 30 - The Box


September 30 - Dirty Laundry


September 30 - Diane Ravitch...No Wimpy Finish Here


September 30 - She's Seen That Movie Too


September 29 - TIME


September 28 - Speaking of Elephants


September 28 - Ostriches, Fish & The Elephant


September 27 - Movie Review..."Waiting for Superman"


September 27 - LIVE...From "Education Nation"


September 27 - CSD #1...The Book


September 26 - Why We Teach


September 26 - Calm Before the Storm


September 24 - Rumors of a Special Day


September 24 - All Glory Is Fleeting


September 24 - Ohio River Scenic Byway


September 24 - CHS Beta Club


September 24 - Forget Superman


September 23 - Spotlight...Professional Development


September 23 - Taking a Bite Out of Crime


September 23 - Fowl Play


September 23 - To SIP or Not to SIP


September 22 - Teacher Merit Pay...Fails


September 22 - Michelle Rhee...Warrior Woman


September 20 - Jumped the Shark


September 20 - Floundering


September 20 - Monday Blues


September 19 - Wah, Wah, Wah, Too


September 19 - Wah, Wah, Wah


September 19 - Social Networking


September 17 - "CHILLING"


September 17 - Waiting for Superwoman


September 17 - New School Year...New Officers


September 16 - Regular BOE Meeting...Minutes


September 16 - "Man Up", Michelle


September 15 - Never Say Never


September 14 - Alex Co...More Voters Than Residents


September 13 - The Rich Get Richer


September 12 - Values Matter


September 11 - "Investing" in Public Education


September 11 - Cairo Social Calendar


September 10 - Obituary...Leda Bailey


September 10 - Digging Deep For Dirt


September 10 - Employee Satisfaction


September 10 - Progress Seen in Cairo


September 10 - The Continuing Saga...Uh


September 9 - SIG Approach to School Reform


September 9 - Rapunzel & The Ruby Slippers


September 9 - Sheila Simon Visits CJSHS


September 8 - Cairo's Annual Holiday House


September 7 - Studying Study Habits


September 7 - Fantasy Island


September 7 - G & L Clothing


September 6 - OMG


September 6 - When Solidarity Was Forever


September 6 - Unmentionables


September 4 - Special Edition...First Paycheck


September 4 - Caught Catnapping


September 4 - Happy Labor Day...NOT!


September 3 - Cairo Area Levees Decertified


September 3 - The Scarlet Letter


September 2 - Darwin Was Right!


September 2 - Even More on VAM


September 2 - Speaking of Torches


September 2 - Compensation Gap


September 1 - Silver Lining


September 1 - San Diego...Been There, Done That


September 1 - More on WFS


September 1 - A Quote for All Seasons


September 1 - More on VAM


August 31 - Sad News


August 31 - The NEA Attorney Referral Program


August 30 - EEL


August 30 - The Continuing Saga...


August 30 - The Case Against "VAM"


August 30 - "Forget You!"


August 30 - Big Business Is Watching You


August 29 - Powerful Women's Motto


August 29 - Early-Onset Depression


August 28 - Dear President Obama


August 28 - Devils in America


August 27 - Qualified...But Effective?


August 27 - Leaving Most Children Behind


August 27 - The Happiness Gap


August 26 - Expletive Deleted


August 26 - Let Us Play


August 25 - Survey Says...


August 25 - The Money Changers


August 25 - Learning Theory 101


August 25 - That's Edutainment!


August 25 - Sordid Mess...Round 2


August 24 - Stupid...On Someone Else's Dime


August 24 - Achievement-Based Assessment


August 24 - The Good Old Days


August 24 - Chaos Theory


August 23 - Say It Loud


August 23 - Jiminy Cricket!


August 21 - Obituary - Edward Thies


August 20 - Those Bells Are Ringing


August 20 - The AFT, The NEA & Obama


August 19 - Regular BOE Meeting...Minutes


August 19 - Awww...C'mon


August 18 - Corporate Greed


August 18 - Take the Money...And Run


August 18 - Pay for Performance...Lawyer Style


August 18 - Christmas in July,Uh...August


August 17 - Shooting From The Hip


August 17 - A Sign...of the Times


August 17 - Point of Personal Privilege


August 16 - Missing Swimmer


August 16 - Don't Get Out Much?


August 15 - Angels in America


August 15 - Good Grief, Charlie Brown


August 15 - Back-to-School Shopping List


August 14 - Dog Ends BOE Bid


August 13 - The Unmitigated Gall


August 13 - Smoke & Mirrors


August 13 - Friday the 13th


August 12 - Science Education


August 12 - NDLB


August 12 - Stupid Is As Stupid Does


August 11 - CSD #1 Teacher Institutes


August 11 - Budget Cuts Greet New School Year


August 11 - Jobs Bill Passed/Signed Into Law


August 10 - Carpetbaggers & Charlatans


August 9 - The "New Reformers"


August 9 - Some Children Left Behind


August 9 - Road to Nowhere


August 9 - On A Wing And A Prayer


August 9 - Health Benefits Battle in Metropolis


August 8 - The Shoes of the Fisherman


August 8 - An Indictment of Standardized Test Scores


August 8 - Separate But Equal


August 7 - CSD #1 Announcements


August 7 - Be Afraid...Be Very Afraid


August 7 - Jumping the Shark


August 7 - First, Do No Harm


August 6 - The Irony Of It All


August 6 - Four Horsemen of Education...Part 2


August 6 - IL Sales Tax Holiday


August 6 - Utopian Wireless?


August 5 - Green Acres Is The Place To Teach


August 5 - Born Again Teacher...NOT!


August 5 - Rush to Judgment


August 4 - First Call...For Alchohol


August 4 - Achievement Gap...Holding Steady


August 4 - Shark Week


August 3 - Special BOE Meeting...Minutes


August 3 - Summer Slide...Simple Solution


August 2 - Child Nutrition Bill


August 2 - Quinn on School Mandates


August 1 - Levee System...Tick, Tick, Tick


August 1 - Introducing...Coach Rich McBride


July 31 - Alexander County...Voter Fraud


July 31 - Food for Thought


July 31 - Let Sleeping CATs Lie


July 31 - When Do I Sleep?


July 30 - Four Horsemen of Education


July 30 - Trying To Make Sense Of It


July 30 - It Comes As No Surprise


July 29 - Digging Deep for Votes


July 29 - Another Cairo Fire...Update


July 29 - Today in Education


July 29 - Bring on the Science


July 28 - Arne Duncan...The New Teddy Roosevelt


July 28 - The Golden Grovelers


July 28 - The Case for Kindergarten


July 26 - Movers & Shakers


July 26 - A Civil Rights Issue


July 24 - Damned If You Do


July 22 - It's Only A Movie


July 21 - Let Them (Not) Eat Cake


July 21 - Race to Adopt


July 20 - Modern Parenting


July 20 - Damn Yankees


July 20 - Dear John Letter


July 19 - Waiting for Superman


July 19 - Another Tale of Human Sacrifice


July 18 - Ohio River Swimmer Completes Journey


July 18 - Keep the "Good Teachers"


July 18 - Bull Gates in the China Shop


July 17 - Like Galileo Before Her


July 17 - A Swim of 1000 Miles


July 16 - Before & After


July 16 - Singin'...and Dancin' in the Rain


July 15 - Regular BOE Meeting...Minutes


July 15 - CSD #1 Group Health Insurance...CORRECTION


July 15 - A Tale of Two Studies


July 15 - (Grizzly) Love Story


July 15 - The Chosen People


July 14 - CSD #1 Group Health Insurance


July 14 - Live By The Data...


July 13 - Teaching Responsibility...NOT


July 12 - Jay Mathews...Pulls No Punches


July 12 - Bill Gates...Spoiled Brat


July 10 - Giving the Diva Her Due


July 10 - I Swear


July 10 - Straddling the Fence


July 9 - 'Bicycle Illinois' Begins in Cairo


July 9 - More on Quinn's Cairo Visit


July 9 - Quinn Signs Cairo Port District Bill


July 9 - Citizen Coverage of Cairo Shooting


July 8 - Abolish the U.S. DOE


July 8 - Testing, Testing...


July 8 - Bad Choices


July 8 - Columnists Attack/Defend David Obey


July 7 - Piling on the BS


July 7 - Cutting Through the BS


July 7 - Quinn...Taking Care of His Own


July 6 - NEA (Barely) Takes A Stand


July 6 - Bad Choices


July 5 - Mathews on Rhee


July 3 - Illinois...Fractured Fiscal Fairy Tale


July 2 - Arrest Made in Cairo Shooting


July 2 - Defiance in DC


July 2 - Good Deed Doers


July 2 - 'Mission Accomplished'


July 2 - CSD #1 Group Health Insurance


July 1 - DC Diva Issues Ultimatum


July 1 - Quibble With Valerie Strauss


July 1 - Cairo Shooting