The Bears are still a pop culture phenomenon 27 years after the captured Super Bowl XX. That 1985 team had a roster full of characters that is unlikely to be seen again. Mike Singletary proclaimed in the Super Bowl Shuffle that he was “part of a defense, big and bold” Bold and brash might be more appropriate.
The 1985 Bears were loud, proud and unapologetic. The would beat you and beat you up. They dominated like few defenses before or since. Only the 2000 Ravens seem to be compared to them.
The Bears entered the game as a 10 point favorite and the over under was 37.5. The Bears obliterated the the over/under 8:44 into the third quarter on a Reggie Phillips interception return for a touchdown. That gave them a 37-3 lead.
The 1985 Bears are considered by many to be the greatest NFL team of all-time and only the 1996 and 1997 Bulls could give them a legitimate run for their money. ForBowl, Bowl Xx, Super Bowl, Super Bowl Xx
A New Mexico newspaper is reporting that the state could be docked up to $93 million in federal special education funding because it made reductions to the program without U.S. Department of Education approval.
The state is facing a penalty because it did not follow a rule known in federal funding circles as “maintenance of effort.” Normally, states can only keep special education funding level or increase that funding from year to year. But in the depths of the recent recession, several states asked for permission to make temporary cuts because state revenues were falling off. The Education Department granted waivers in some cases, but those that did not get a waiver put their federal special education dollars at risk.Education, Federal Special, Federal Special Education, Special Education
The Association of Texas Professional Educators has honored Francisco Vara-Orta, an Express-News education reporter, with its Alafair Hammett Media Award for newspapers with a daily circulation of 50,000 or greater. The association presented him with the award at a banquet Monday in Austin. It bills itself as the largest educators’ group in Texas, affiliated with the largest non-union educators’ group nationwide. A panel of seven judges drawn from an ATPE committee based Vara-Orta’s win on three stories it picked from his work in the past year, judging them for clarity of language, neutrality of coverage, and relevance to education in Texas. TheAward
The Wake County school board appointed interim principals tonight for River Bend Elementary School and Longview School.
Darryl Fisher will serve as interim principal of River Bend, located in northeast Raleigh, from Feb. 1 to April 1. Fisher was the principal of Wilburn Elementary for 21 years.
Ramey Beavers’ stay as the intern principal at Longview, an alternative school in East Raleigh, was extended through May 1. Beavers, the former head of student assignment, has been filling in at Longview since October.Tags: Bend Elementary, Longview School, River Bend Elementary, School
- City inspectors swarmed the UFTs building today, said UFT President Michael Mulgrew.
- A top UFT negotiator says the city kept parts of its evaluation plan secret until the last minute.
- A teacher says the real winner in the teacher evaluation brouhaha was Gov. Cuomo.
- One explanation for the collapse: Race to the Top, bad leadership, and a backlash against it.
- An argument that the saga rebuts the USDOEs emphasis on union collaboration.
- Mob ties top a list of reasons why the cost of school busing is so high in New York City.
- An East Harlem 10-year-olds comic illustration of bus strike sides with the striking drivers.
- The Department of Educations director of digital literacy and citizenship explains her job.
- In Michigan, a newly hired armed school guard left his gun unattended in a school bathroom.
According to a poll done last year, most people give up on their New Year’s Resolutions by tomorrow, January 10th.
The old familiar sights of the treadmill doubling as a laundry basket, dumbbells collecting dust in the corner and running shoes trapped in the closet.
Year after year this happens.
It happens for many reasons: the goals weren’t specific enough, you don’t have accountability, and other reasons talked about in the ebook, “How to Make Goals That Will Stick” so I won’t go through those again here.
But I think sometimes the plans we make just aren’t very well thought out. Running a marathon seems like a good idea, but is that really something you can or want to prioritize in your life right now?
You have to want to do something. Really want to do it. Yes, you can know that you need to exercise or you need to be better about eating. But unless yoNew Year’s, New Year’s Resolutions, Year’s, Year’s Resolutions
When you are at college, money runs out quickly, going away like sand through your fingers. The expenses on books, supplies, dormitory rent and transportation can leave students’ wallets almost empty. This is why it is better to learn smart ways to save money in college as soon as possible.
A bit of simple arithmetic could save students from lots of financial troubles. It is better to know exactly how much money you need for unavoidable academic expenses and how much money is left. Then you won’t have any doubts as to whether you can afford a new pair of jeans or your old one is just perfect.
A good idea is to divide a sheet of paper into several columns and write down expenses that fall into different categories, such as:
- mandatory (rent, transportation, food, books, supplies);
- desirable (sport club, clothes, software);
- optional (make up, night clubs, cakes, 7th pair of shoes).
In this way, you will easily calculate how much money you will still have after paying for the basic essentials.Wallet, Wallet Guide