Source: Oregonian | Portland, Ore. |
March 13, 2012
Tiel Jackson, the state reporting manager for Portland Public Schools, which raised its graduation rate by 5 percent in one year by having people look through paper records because the district's electronic recordkeeping system was counting students who transferred out of the district as dropouts.
Susan Flaccus, a school board member who opposes her rural district's attempt to recruit international students. A trend has emerged in some small towns to charge students from abroad to attend U.S. public high schools with empty seats.
Source: The Associated Press | Alabama |
March 7, 2012
The wording of an Alabama House Resolution introduced by state Rep. Daniel Boman as a joke to mock Republicans. The resolution also professes that large class sizes are good for students who want to "make more friends."
Source: The Associated Press | Illinois |
March 6, 2012
Christopher Drew, expressing satisfaction that an Illinois law that makes it illegal to record conversations -- even of public officials in public places -- without consent was ruled unconstitutional. Drew was charged with violating the 'eavesdropping' law for recording police officers' conversations while he was being arrested.
Source: Associated Press | Georgia |
March 2, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gringrich, speaking to the Cobb Chamber of Commerce outside Atlanta. Georgia, Gingrich's home state, is one of the states holding its primary on Super Tuesday, March 6.
Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull, in an email he sent from his courtroom to six people that addressed President Barack Obama's race. According to the Great Falls Tribune, Cebull admitted that the email included racially charged content.
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, at the annual National Governors Association meeting where many Democratic governors said the spotlight that social issues like abortion and contraception are getting in this election are hurting the GOP party.
Source: Wall Street Journal | New Hampshire |
February 24, 2012
New Hampshire state Rep. Susan Emerson, referring to House Speaker William O'Brien's critical response to one of her proposals last year that pushed her to introduce a bill to make it illegal for state legislators to bully one another. The bill failed 224-78.
Gwendolyn Ferreti, a community organizer in Alabama, looking on the bright side of Alabama's controversial immigration law which is that people are learning about the lawmaking and the court-review processes that have followed.