Reprinted from Citadelschools.ca There are serious problems with the current Imagine Our Schools Process. Why we think so is summarized here. We are encouraging everyone, parents and citizens, to write the Imagine Our Schools people about their concerns, but that they should also :CC Howard Windsor (HRSB Administrator), the area MLAs, the area HRM Councilors, and the Minister of Education. Emails provided below. We may be able to have the process reformed, changed, or at – read more –
This article is reprinted from the Citadelschools.ca site. “We are here hoping to find direction from you.” said Maureen O’Shaughnessy, lead consultant and chief spokesperson for the Imagine Our Schools process. It is unlikely she did. In a meeting that stretched to over three hours long, there was not a lot clear and unequivocal direction to be found. Held at Citadel High, about 150 parents and administrators took in a slide show presenting four options, – read more –
Tonight, the Imagine Our Schools process will unveil the first draft of the new capital plan for Halifax peninsula. The consultants were hired in September and given until March, all of seven months, to produce a proposed capital plan. This was mandated by the Department of Education to address the lack of community consultation in the Halifax Regional School Board’s previous capital plan, which was rejected. That proposal was for all of HRM. The new – read more –
I was pleased to note that if you type in “Halifax world class” in Google, the 9th web page noted is the article I wrote about Halifax’s obsession with big falutin’ megaprojects. Thank you to everyone linking to this site!
The Scripture tells us that when Joshua and the Israelites arrived at the gates of Jericho, they could not enter. The walls of the city were too steep for any one person to climb; too strong to be taken down with brute force. And so they sat for days, unable to pass on through. But God had a plan for his people. He told them to stand together and march together around the city, and – read more –
If Halifax was friend of mine (and I like to think it is) I would be forced to take Halifax to out for a coffee, sit down in a private corner, and talk about what direction Halifax is taking with it’s life. “Halifax,” I would say, “you are a comfortably mature city with a lot going for it, but you are obsessed with being ‘world class,’ it’s all you seem to talk about these days!” – read more –
Gosh darn IE 7 is giving the website trouble. It looks great on all four mac browsers, but on IE 7 XP there are • all over the sidebar. Dots! Dang. Will work on that tomorrow. I am going to start posting articles again anyway, even though it is not perfect.
My project in December was to move away from HTML tables and really understand DIV and CLASS, and move toward all CSS styling. That is moving along well, though I need to purchase a really good beginner reference book (O’Reilly would be my guess.) This project mutated into trying to install all the key WordPress plugins and impliment them. Last night I installed “Related Posts” and “Subscribe to Comments” which are supposed to greatly increase – read more –
Ironically, I hit post on a big fancy update about my expanded, re-coloured, word press plugined website, and I crashed it. Had to repair the mySQL database before it would run again. Expect frequent updates tonight while I slowly, one by one, turn the plug ins back on and figure out what is crashing the site. My money is on Gravatars!
I love the layout, I think I might change the colour scheme, but overall, pretty happy with the new Waye Mason website. I am not sure that anyone will know it is updated as I changed it so the index.php file appears in the root directory not the wbm directory… what that means in English is all the outside links are likely broken. Please stand by while I finish updating the site, and maybe soon – read more –