Things you should Know
Submitted by onetahiti on December 4, 2013 - 6:54am.
Inside Higher Ed has an informative article (Link...) about concussions and school sports--"not just football."
Submitted by onetahiti on December 3, 2013 - 10:02am.
Sixty 4th-grade students in Midtown Elementary are hoping for 5 microscopes to use in science classes. They have a project at DonorsChoose.org, but there are only 18 days before the request times out, and there is $900.24 remaining to be raised.
Please consider donating to help these kids realize their dream: Link.... Even small donations can add up.
Submitted by onetahiti on November 16, 2013 - 10:50am.
Corruption by Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited is one of my favorites. -- OneTahiti
Submitted by onetahiti on November 8, 2013 - 11:21am.
Rockwood 1st graders have been raising funds to get a writing center and individual storage sacks. Last year another 1st grade class at the same school got these, with great success. Now these students hope for the same. They have $270 to go, with only 23 days left before their project times out. Please consider helping these young would-be writers: Link...
Submitted by onetahiti on November 3, 2013 - 10:12am.
Source: Courtesy of U.S. Fire Administration (Link...)
Submitted by onetahiti on November 1, 2013 - 6:35pm.
There is now a new way to donate very small amounts to West Roane County VFD (WRCVFD) and other local charities. Amazon shoppers may set West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department or other organization as their designated charity to receive 0.5% of their purchases of physical goods at smile.amazon.com (Link...). Note that only purchases made from smile.amazon.com will work.
Submitted by onetahiti on October 26, 2013 - 1:09pm.
I missed this when it first came out a couple of weeks ago in Appalachian Voices: Link....
Submitted by onetahiti on October 15, 2013 - 2:18pm.
Ridge View first graders in Roane County have been trying to raise money to get software to help them with phonics and reading. Thanks to very generous donors and the kind help of folks on RoaneViews, they've raised all of what they need (Link...).
Submitted by onetahiti on October 12, 2013 - 9:40am.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a Living Wage Calculator that gives wage requirements by city and county for various family sizes and spending categories. Here's Roane County: Link....
Submitted by onetahiti on October 12, 2013 - 6:18am.
According to a recent report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, Tennessee's poorest 20% pay 11.2% of their income in state and local taxes. In contrast, the top 1% in Tennessee pay just 2.8% of their income for state and local taxes. Thirty-five states are better.
The report goes on to suggest the following policies be considered:
Submitted by onetahiti on October 8, 2013 - 8:55am.
"In math, reading and problem-solving using technology — all skills considered critical for global competitiveness and economic strength — American adults scored below the international average on a global test, according to results released Tuesday." Read the full story: Link...
Submitted by onetahiti on October 6, 2013 - 8:08pm.
Submitted by onetahiti on October 2, 2013 - 9:10pm.
KnoxNews has the story: Link...
Submitted by onetahiti on October 1, 2013 - 8:00am.
President Obama signed a bill Monday that allows members of the military to get paid even during the shutdown: Link...
Submitted by onetahiti on September 27, 2013 - 1:07pm.
A kindergarten class in Harriman has a new reading series, but no books to match. Please consider helping them with a tax-deductible donation at: Link.... They have 35 days to raise another $331. Use promo code ZONKER at checkout to have your donation matched by Doonesbury.
Submitted by onetahiti on September 26, 2013 - 7:06pm.
"Due to the movie industry's decision to quit making 35 MM film after 2013, the Midtown Drive-In will close as a theatre. If there [are] a few movie companies that by chance change their policy and do continue to distribute movies on film then we may... run a limited schedule in 2014."
Read more at Link....
Submitted by onetahiti on September 19, 2013 - 9:13am.
The Atlantic has the story: Link....
Submitted by onetahiti on September 17, 2013 - 8:47am.
"Tennessee ranks last in the nation for spending on schools, and only about half of that money makes it into actual classrooms. Those are the findings of two studies, issued by two very different organizations." See: Link... (Nashville Public Radio) and Link... (Tom Humphrey).
Roane County ranks 51st among counties in Tennessee: Link....
We can change this, if we have the will.
Submitted by onetahiti on September 13, 2013 - 12:56pm.
This is an excellent opportunity to double your impact by donating to a local classroom. Use match code ZONKER: Link...
Here's a tip. Give an extra boost to your donation:
Submitted by onetahiti on September 6, 2013 - 7:12am.
Which schools in Roane County qualify for this non-income-based food aid? AP has the story: Link...
This could be good news for local students.
Submitted by onetahiti on September 3, 2013 - 4:05pm.
The Rhea Herald-News has the story: Link....
Submitted by onetahiti on September 2, 2013 - 6:38am.
Yet another bittersweet Labor Day is upon us: sweet because many of us have lived to see another Labor Day, bitter because too many of us are unemployed, too many underemployed, too many underpaid, too many exploited, too many hungry.
It's a good day to enjoy some quotes from Eugene V. Debs, the labor hero. He was amazing: Link....
We need more like him.
For further Labor Day enjoyment, here is a union song sung by Pete Seeger: Link....
Submitted by onetahiti on August 29, 2013 - 1:44pm.
Updated: Right now six Roane County classrooms are seeking help on DonorsChoose: Link...
They need books, microscopes, and more! Please consider helping, even a little.
Matching code MALL20 will match your donation, up to $20.
Matching code INSPIRE will cause matching funds up to $500 to be donated when you give in response to a newly posted request. This code only works in the first 7 days of a request.
Submitted by onetahiti on August 13, 2013 - 5:21pm.
Is there a reason I should not be very disappointed?
Read the story in Roane County News: Link...
Submitted by onetahiti on August 9, 2013 - 9:52pm.
National Geographic has the article: Link...
Submitted by onetahiti on August 6, 2013 - 6:21am.
DelanceyPlace.com has a one-page excerpt from the new book Money: The Unauthorized Biography by Felix Martin. Highly recommended. See: Link...
Submitted by onetahiti on August 2, 2013 - 11:18am.
"Who here doesn't like kids?" :)
FourFive Roane County classrooms are asking for help at DonorsChoose.org: Link...
This is a tax-deductible opportunity to make a real difference.
Submitted by onetahiti on June 16, 2013 - 5:58pm.
There are a number of proposals in Congress about interest rates for student debt. This handy calculator shows the effects each proposal will have, given loan and monthly payment amounts: Link...
Submitted by onetahiti on June 15, 2013 - 7:54am.
This short, funny, and thought-provoking TED talk on Lesterland and reclaiming the Republic is worth watching: Link...
Submitted by onetahiti on June 6, 2013 - 1:31pm.
Food for Kids "sends backpacks home filled with healthy meals.... Second Harvest says Midtown, Midway and Dyllis Springs elementary schools still need sponsors." Read more: Link...
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