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Ready, Set,…No

Generation X, “Ready, Steady, Go” (click to listen or download) 1910 Fruitgum Company, “1, 2, 3 Red Light” (click to listen or download) With  much joy and no little fanfare, the preliminary budget passed by the Madison Metropolitan School District … Continue reading

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The Conservationist Ethic, or “You don’t know what you got (till it’s gone)”

Joan Jett “You Dont Know What You Got” (click to listen or download) With the re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act on the table, Race to the Top continuing, the Investing in Innovation (I3) rules set, a reorganization … Continue reading

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(Updated) MMSD Board of Education Agenda — Lost & Found (and comments)

Update:  Board President Arlene Silveira sent me a copy of an amended agenda and the Wisconsin Association of School Boards resolutions are now an action item for the Students Achievement and Performance Monitoring Committee (committee agenda here).  The “Weekly Notice” … Continue reading

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Following the Money — MMSD Budget Updates (part 1)

Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters-“Money Honey” (click to listen or download). Busy, busy time at the Madison Board of Education. At the Monday, August 10th meetings, in addition to the Talented and Gifted Program Plan, new limitations on the transportation … Continue reading

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Not a Gift Horse; Not Satisfied — The MMSD Budget

Look me in the eye Then, tell me that I’m satisfied Was you satisfied? Look me in the eye Then, tell me that I’m satisfied Hey, are you satisfied? The Replacements, “Unsatisfied” (click to listen or download). The Madison Metropolitan … Continue reading

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More Madison Referendum Talk

Sonny Boy Williamson “Dont Start Me Talkin’” (click to listen or download) Stories in both newspapers and on the radio and television, another presentation to the Board of Education, referendum talk everywhere. In the State Journal Andy Hall set the … Continue reading

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