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This week a little has trickled out regarding proposed budget cuts, and it seems anything related to public schools in SC is high on the chopping blocks (of course minus any initiatives that support school choice, a separate agenda by our politicians.)  It has become PAINFULLY obvious that our new governor Nikki Haley and our […]

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I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

photo © 2005 Greg Younger | more info (via: Wylio)Cue up the music and sing along, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…” I must say I do not in my lifetime ever remember a white Christmas. Living in the southeast, snow is a once a year rare site for eyes, one that absolutely cripples the […]

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Happy Thanksgiving Day to all!!

Enjoying some time off! We took another fall drive this morning. I swear SC upstate is just now seeing the leaves fall off the trees.  Even though I did not see any news folks say we were at peak color, could have fooled me. My long drive back and forth to work these last two […]

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Kicking ourselves to the curb!

I have many friends and family anxiously awaiting this weekend to go shopping.  Why?  It’s the annual SC (and NC too) tax free holiday weekend.  Anybody and everybody can purchase certain items over the three-day weekend that begins this Friday at 12:01AM and lasts until 11:59PM Sunday.  The bonus and reason for celebration is that […]

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Just this morning I blogged about the SCETV’s Summer Technology Workshops which is a FREE for the taking–all teachers have to do is register.  So I was saddened today to receive an email plea (here’s the online link) that outlines the 52% cuts that Governor Sanford is supporting for ETV.  Please contact your legislators today. […]

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Meet My Award Winning Reader!

(Note to Bobby Newman of from Libraries and Transliteracy: Sorry, I shamelessly copied some of your post!!) Salem Press recently announced the winners of it’s Library Blog Awards and we were excited to learn that this blog, Libraries and Transliteracy was first place in the General Blogs category. First, second and third place awards were […]

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Okay so basically I have come to the conclusion that our state basically doesn’t care how much it costs to educate our students, they only care about tax breaks to themselves.  Our congress is in the same boat, only caring about supporting legislation that will keep them re-elected, so very unpopular legislation (that may funnel […]

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Reading up on SC School woes–some articles I read over the weekend, with one jarring quote pulled from each: School funding cuts are bleeding away S.C.’s future BY RON BRINSON Saturday, April 17, 2010 Every dollar cut by the state must be supplanted at the local district level or something has to give, another trick […]

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There was an interesting  letter to the editor in our wonderful local paper The Herald here yesterday. The writer nailed it spot on, so I want to share it here. On the same page as this “letter to the editor” was a cartoon outline of child’s head.  Inside the shadowed head, a oval circle dotted […]

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PD on your time, your own dime

For the second time today (Thursday, February 25) a member of our SCASL listserv has said they are not allowed to use their personal days to attend our state library conference (SCASL) planned for Charleston, SC March 24-26, 2010.  I am stunned at this.  I really wonder if a school or district can legally deny […]

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