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 EYES ON EDUCATION | I am middle class, my kids test well, and I opt out by Sarah Lahm • The other day, my twelve year old asked me if the state MCA test was used to place students in math and English classes for high school. I said yes, maybe it was, but that it shouldn’t be. She said, “Yeah, that’s what I thought. My friend was telling me that she couldn’t opt out of the test because then teachers wouldn’t know which high school classes to put her in. But I told her that it was okay to opt out because then teachers would have to look at all of her work and test scores over the whole year, and that that would be a better way to figure out which classes she should be in next.”

EYES ON EDUCATION | I am middle class, my kids test well, and I opt out by Sarah Lahm • The other day, my twelve year old asked me if the state MCA test was used to place students in math and English classes for high school. I said yes, maybe it was, but that it shouldn’t be. She said, “Yeah, that’s what I thought. My friend was telling me that she couldn’t opt out of the test because then teachers wouldn’t know which high school classes to put her in. But I told her that it was okay to opt out because then teachers would have to look at all of her work and test scores over the whole year, and that that would be a better way to figure out which classes she should be in next.”

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chainsawpunk:

wow she really can play any role

chainsawpunk:

wow she really can play any role

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From Minnesota Daily: Officials warn ‘zero tolerance’ after rowdy post-game Dinkytown crowd, law enforcement preparations underway for NCAA final Saturday
by Dane Mizutani and Jessica Lee, The Minnesota Daily A last-second goal from the Gophers men’s hockey team Thursday night sent Dinkytown into a three-hour frenzy as hundreds of rowdy people flooded the streets following the semifinal win. Riot-gear clad Minneapolis and University of Minnesota police and National Guard were there to meet them, lining up and starting to clear the streets soon after it started.

From Minnesota Daily: Officials warn ‘zero tolerance’ after rowdy post-game Dinkytown crowd, law enforcement preparations underway for NCAA final Saturday

by Dane Mizutani and Jessica Lee, The Minnesota Daily A last-second goal from the Gophers men’s hockey team Thursday night sent Dinkytown into a three-hour frenzy as hundreds of rowdy people flooded the streets following the semifinal win. Riot-gear clad Minneapolis and University of Minnesota police and National Guard were there to meet them, lining up and starting to clear the streets soon after it started.

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stuffaboutminneapolis:

Taco Cat Opens In Minneapolis
We are Taco Cat, a bike-only taco delivery service in Minneapolis, MN.Call 612-270-8007 to place an order. We take cash, credit, or barter.
I need to find some southsiders to hang out with and order some of these. Oh, and I love the FAQ’s part of their website…
Q: I’m drunk and what is this? A: Taco Cat is a late-night, bike-only, taco delivery service in Minneapolis, MN.
Q: Why is Taco Cat delivery only? A: It’s easier and cheaper for us to operate this way.
Q: Can I pick up my order instead? A: No.
Q: Do you only deliver on bike? A: Yes. We should make up some bullshit about sustainability or something, but we just like to bike.
Q: How did Taco Cat start? A: No one delivered tacos. We stepped up.
Q: Where can I get a Taco Cat shirt/merch? A: You can add one to your order or pick one up at The Alt bike shop.
Q: Is it Tacocat or Taco Cat? A: We don’t really know. It’s both.
Q: Did you know that Taco Cat is a palindrome? A: Yes.
Q: Are your tacos made from cats? A: No and you aren’t funny.
Q: Are you hiring? A: Probably not.
Q: Are you a legally licensed business? A: Who the fuck are you? You want tacos or what?
http://www.tacocatmn.com/

stuffaboutminneapolis:

Taco Cat Opens In Minneapolis

We are Taco Cat, a bike-only taco delivery service in Minneapolis, MN.
Call 612-270-8007 to place an order. We take cash, credit, or barter.

I need to find some southsiders to hang out with and order some of these. Oh, and I love the FAQ’s part of their website…

Q: I’m drunk and what is this?
A: Taco Cat is a late-night, bike-only, taco delivery service in Minneapolis, MN.

Q: Why is Taco Cat delivery only?
A: It’s easier and cheaper for us to operate this way.

Q: Can I pick up my order instead?
A: No.

Q: Do you only deliver on bike?
A: Yes. We should make up some bullshit about sustainability or something, but we just like to bike.

Q: How did Taco Cat start?
A: No one delivered tacos. We stepped up.

Q: Where can I get a Taco Cat shirt/merch?
A: You can add one to your order or pick one up at The Alt bike shop.

Q: Is it Tacocat or Taco Cat?
A: We don’t really know. It’s both.

Q: Did you know that Taco Cat is a palindrome?
A: Yes.

Q: Are your tacos made from cats?
A: No and you aren’t funny.

Q: Are you hiring?
A: Probably not.

Q: Are you a legally licensed business?
A: Who the fuck are you? You want tacos or what?

http://www.tacocatmn.com/

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iteeth:


#NotABugSplat:

In military slang, Predator drone operators often refer to kills as ‘bug splats’, since viewing the body through a grainy video image gives the sense of an insect being crushed.
To challenge this insensitivity as well as raise awareness of civilian casualties, an artist collective installed a massive portrait facing up in the heavily bombed Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa region of Pakistan, where drone attacks regularly occur. Now, when viewed by a drone camera, what an operator sees on his screen is not an anonymous dot on the landscape, but an innocent child victim’s face…

iteeth:

#NotABugSplat:

In military slang, Predator drone operators often refer to kills as ‘bug splats’, since viewing the body through a grainy video image gives the sense of an insect being crushed.

To challenge this insensitivity as well as raise awareness of civilian casualties, an artist collective installed a massive portrait facing up in the heavily bombed Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa region of Pakistan, where drone attacks regularly occur. Now, when viewed by a drone camera, what an operator sees on his screen is not an anonymous dot on the landscape, but an innocent child victim’s face…

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From a small dairy farm in County Kerry to The Dubliner on University Avenue - Tom Scanlon enjoys life. “We had to milk cows every day and we walked to school,” he says. “I got my first pair of shoes when I was about nine, I think.” This explains his love of shoes. “I have a lot of shoes,” he laughs, “I buy them everywhere I go. I’m not kidding you, I buy shoes everywhere I go.”

From a small dairy farm in County Kerry to The Dubliner on University Avenue - Tom Scanlon enjoys life. “We had to milk cows every day and we walked to school,” he says. “I got my first pair of shoes when I was about nine, I think.” This explains his love of shoes. “I have a lot of shoes,” he laughs, “I buy them everywhere I go. I’m not kidding you, I buy shoes everywhere I go.”

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May Day Parade Updates

midtownphillipsnews:

May Day Parade Updates

WORKSHOPS BEGIN APRIL 5TH! 845.jpg589.pngMayDay workshops: April 5th – May 1st
Public workshops are free and open to all!Where: The Avalon Theatre, 1500 E. Lake St.When: Tuesdays: 7-9pm; Thursdays: 7-9pm; Saturdays: 9am-11am, and 1pm-3pm

How much: Completely and totally free of charge!

There is no need to pre-register for workshops, but if you are planning on bringing a large group, please give us a…

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nationalpostsports:

Protestors voice their opinion about Cleveland Indians mascot Chief Wahoo outside Progressive Field prior to the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins on April 4, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

nationalpostsports:

Protestors voice their opinion about Cleveland Indians mascot Chief Wahoo outside Progressive Field prior to the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins on April 4, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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Springtime in Minnesota

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This was last April - and now … all you need to know about the snowiest April, coldest April and more.

This was last April - and now … all you need to know about the snowiest April, coldest April and more.

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