Archive for October 2012

Obama vs. Romney - On Education

Obama vs. Romney - On Education
I have been intending to write a post for School Zone covering where the presidential candidates stand on education related issues. Last week, my friend and Missouri Mom Congress Delegate, Angela McCormick posted where her research on this subject took her- so I asked her to guest blog what she found. Welcome Angela! Where do... Read more »

Spend a Night at the Museum…MSI’s Halloween Snoozeum Sleepover is Friday

Spend a Night at the Museum…MSI’s Halloween Snoozeum Sleepover is Friday
Remember those comical Night at the Museum movies with Ben Stiller? Wouldn’t it be fun to stay overnight at one of Chicago’s museums? You can…this Friday! Take advantage of this rare opportunity to visit the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) after dark! Families with children ages 6-12 are invited to register for the Halloween... Read more »

Taking Jennifer Livingston's View One Step Farther

By now it is pretty likely you have heard about Wisconsin news anchor, Jennifer Livingston’s response to an email from a viewer about her being overweight. It was also his opinion that she was an “unsuitable role model for young people, especially young girls, because she is overweight.” Livingston equated the disparaging email sent to... Read more »
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Walking the Red Carpet of Won't Back Down

Walking the Red Carpet of Won't Back Down
The “teacher movie” genre is full of inspiring stories, fictional and non-fictional designed to move the audience. Everyone has a favorite. Mine are Stand and Deliver, Lean on Me, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Dead Poet’s Society, and Mona Lisa Smile. Recently released, Won’t Back Down is another movie in this genre, but this time the emphasis... Read more »
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