Friday, December 15, 2006

Extra Credit Reading: Friday, December 15, 2006

What's in a name? A lot if you're sitting on the Florida school board that just might name a brand-spanking new elementary school the Breakfast Point Academy.

The Wanker of the Day Award goes to.... Florida elementary school teacher Heather Ovalles, who was
arrested and booked on a charge of cultivating her own Secret Garden. (We suspect that Ovalles will soon be the recipient of a Darwin Award in Education as well.)

Here's a relative rarity in the relatively rarified world of public school administration: A principal who actually
lost his job due to misconduct. (Accountability for administrators as well as teachers...Will wonders never cease? What will they think of next? Something really radical like Merit-Based Promotion in Public Education?)

History Friday: Florida high school history teacher and navy veteran James Brown has been recalled to active-duty and will soon be witnessing history in Afghanistan.

In response to a number of
commenters responding to this post, Polski3 has decided to continue blogging and not let his voice be silenced! Woot!

Today's Non-Sequitur: Take a look at this story and photo of the world's tallest man, who saved the lives of not just one but two dolphins!
See our latest EduPosts here and yesterday's Extra Credit Reading.