The NAACP selected the City of Philadelphia as the location for its 106th annual convention. The theme for this year is – Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice. The event promises to be an amazing one. As usual, the convention will focus on the NAACP’s six priority areas. These are:
- Civic engagement
- Health care
- Education policy
- Economic development
- Environmental justice
- Criminal justice system
One thing I found extremely interesting was the fact that these areas have always been priority items for the grassroots organization. Recent events in Ferguson, Baltimore and Charleston did not influence these priority areas, but certainly show they are relevant. An additional interesting fact us that one in every 10 board seats in the NAACP is reserved for a young person. In fact young people are a major consideration in each of the priority items.
I am working with the Campaign for Fair Education Funding, and I am helping speak out for students across Pennsylvania. I am being compensated, but as always all opinions are my own. #FairFundingPA
There are two types of students in Pennsylvania. The ones who go to schools that are adequately funded, and the ones who attend schools that are struggling to meet their basic needs. There is hope for students at schools that are financially strapped. That help comes in the form of an adequate and equitable Basic Education Funding formula—something the Campaign for Fair Education Funding is striving to achieve. The campaign’s mission is to ensure that Pennsylvania adopts and maintains such a system of funding public education by 2016.
The Campaign for Fair Education Funding is made up of organizations and people (you can hyperlink organizations and people with http://fairfundingpa.org/about/campaign-members.) that, collectively, represent Pennsylvanians from every corner of the state, such as education advocates, teachers and school administrators, church congregations and business leaders.
According to the National Center on Education Statistics’ 2015 report, Pennsylvania has the widest funding gap between wealthy and poor school districts of any state in the country.
It is terrific to spring into action by taking advantage of cloud based storage technology. Storage mediums for computers have changed drastically and over the course of the past twenty years. When I purchased my first computer 20 years ago, we used 5 inch floppy disks for storage. Later the floppy disks dropped in size to 3 inches. Later there were jazz drives, portable hard disk drives, compact discs, DVDs, SD card and flash drives available as storage options. Today cloud based storage options are all the rage. Cloud based storage is a way of referring to storage systems that internet based.
One of the advantages of cloud based storage systems is that in addition to having storage on your device of choice, you have the ability to access your files anywhere you have internet access. Continue reading →