This poster is based on the video Stems Need Blooms and a free print quality pdf  is available if you submit a 300 word or less essay on teachers or teaching.

Pretty cool.

Next, there will be a Parents Across America, Seattle meeting this Saturday at 4:00 PM at the Roy Street Cafe located in Capitol Hill on Broadway. Parents, teachers, students and concerned citizens are welcomed to join us. There is always a lively discussion and much information is shared.

Regarding The Nova Project news, (full disclosure, I have a student there until next week when she will be graduating), there is a lot happening in the month of June.  On June 9th at 6:00 PM is the Nova Art Show at the Vera Project. Then on June 11th:

An Afternoon with Nova’s Guatemala Committee
Saturday, June 11, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
2021 NE 75th St (Joe’s casa)
Donations greatly appreciated!
Join us for an afternoon of tasty Guatemalan food, crafts and a screening of our new DVD featuring footage from our recent trip to Guatemala.
All proceeds benefit scholarships and job training for students in the Nuevo Amanecer (New Dawn) community of repatriated refugees. Over the past four years, Nova’s Guatemala Social Justice program has provided ongoing support, helping build the community a bridge out of extreme poverty.  Invest in justice and youth activism!
Questions? Contact Joe:

And then on June 16th is the popular Nova Animation Showcase that will be happening on the school campus starting at 6:00 PM.

Busy times at Nova!

And…a new education blog in our state. Check out:

Truth in American Education

Lots of great information available on the site with an emphasis on Common Core Standards.

And one final word for today. I’M GOING ON VACATION! Yes, it is finally happening, I will not even see my computer for at least a week.

I will be “away from my desk” but because life goes on, I am inviting all to send in an article or an opinion that they would like to see posted on this site. I will review all submittals for appropriateness and accuracy but the sky is the limit as long as it has to do with education here in Seattle or anywhere else in the world. It can be a few paragraphs or a treatise. The approved essays, articles, rants or raves will be posted next week during my absence.

So have some fun puting something together and send it to