Archive for January, 2007


Friday, January 26th, 2007

On Thursday, I visited the Alliance School of Milwaukee, which is currently located in the old Schlitz brewery building. Alliance is a charter school with an ambitious vision.

It’s really exciting to see schools like this take shape. It seemed to me that the student experience was paramount, and I was really impressed by that. You can help Alliance move to its desired location at the MPS Professional Development Center by donating here, or just check out their Wish List.

The Birds in My Backyard

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

The Northwestern University Collaboratory Project invites all K-12 students to participate in The Birds in My Backyard. Students will complete a survey of the number and kinds of birds they see in a specific location and will report on at least one of the birds they have seen.

[This project will run the same days as the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), a four-day event sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society. Though the Collaboratory is not officially associated with GBBC, we encourage participants to submit their counts to their GBBC checklist, as well.]

Minds Matter … No, Really, They Do!

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007
My good friend, Margaret, is fundraising right now for a group she volunteers for, Minds Matter.

Minds Matter was founded in 1991 in New York City and has since grown from a handful of students and mentors, to a five chapter organization with over 100 students and over 300 mentors nationwide. 2006-2007 is the inaugural year [...]

Gabrielle Marie Hadad

Monday, January 1st, 2007

Let’s face it, people. No kin of mine could be anything other than impossibly adorable. And hungry.