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Stranger than Fiction: Vandalism in Idaho
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 21, 2011, 10:16 pm   

Idaho State Superintendent Tom Luna experienced quite the scare this week, waking up to an act of vandalism in his driveway. In the wake of his proposed bold education reform agenda, Mr. Luna has received quite the union push back to say the least. Luna's truck was left spray painted and the tires slashed Tuesday morning resulting in fingers pointing in the direction of the Idaho Education Association, Luna's biggest critic.
 
It's Friday
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 16, 2011, 10:46 pm   

2:50pm. Friday. The weekend begins...or not. As much as I wanted to begin my two-day relaxation, I knew that it was time for me to plan the week to come. Some colleagues thought I was crazy to delay the weekend, others joined me.
 
AFT Financial Disclosures Shed Light on Contributions to Partisan Politics
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 15, 2011, 11:46 am   

A recent report by the Education Intelligence Agency sheds light on the financial disclosures of the American Federation of Teachers in the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The analysis reveals that the AFT spent $2.6 million of member dues on a wide array of left-leaning advocacy groups, charities, and big labor organizations.
 
Tax Tips for Teachers
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 14, 2011, 12:41 pm   

With tax season just around the corner, it's important to know what kind of federal tax breaks you might be eligible for as an educator. Most teachers purchase supplies for their classroom out of their own pockets throughout the school year. What you need to know is that if you are a teacher you can deduct up to $250 for unreimbursed classroom expenses.
 
Valentine's Day-- If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join Em
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 12, 2011, 12:24 am   


Hearts, red, pink candy, flowers (plastic and real), cards, blushing faces, a few tears , and Val-o-grams. Ah, it must be Valentine's Day at the middle school. I could never bring myself to "ban" the holiday in class. I love the sentiments of love too much. I even brought in treats for a year or two.

 
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