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Day Care Worker Targeted in Brutal Attack

A man who claimed he wanted to enroll his child brutally attacked a daycare worker as she was opening up early this morning, in South Tacoma.

Details at the News Tribune and King 5.  

I know a lot of daycare workers and early childhood educators use this site, please be careful out there in the early morning hours!

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House Education Committee Meeting Today, 1:30 pm

The Washington State House Education Committee will be meeting at 1:30 today, a number of education bills will be considered including a bill that would assign letter grades to schools (SB 5328) and a bill that would allow the state to take over persistently low performing schools. (SB 5329)

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The Summer Playground Program is here! Now all we need is summer.

It's 2012 mamas, and we made it through another school year. Summer kind of snuck up on me this year, possibly because it is 63 degrees outside. (I think weather.com is being generous.) It occurred to me last night that allowing the children to stay in their rooms and play Minecraft until they resemble Jell-o is probably not an acceptable plan for the Summer.

Subway fitness challenge

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Tentative Agreement Reached, School Should Resume Friday

Just a quick note:  numerous news agencies are reporting that a tentative agreement has been reached between the teachers union and the district.  Assuming teachers vote to approve the agreement tomorrow, school should resume Friday.

 

 

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Tacoma Teachers Strike: Day 7

Yes, I skipped a day.  I came back from the union's community forum at United Methodist church last night, deeply depressed about the prospects for settlement.  Within a few hours, the Tacoma Education Association had posted on their Facebook page that the district walked out of negotiations and canceled today's session.  There really didn't seem to be anything to say other than "gee, looks like school's not starting any time soon."

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