You Can Help Make Education Better in Pennsylvania

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

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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 basica 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.

 

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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.

Spring into New Technology With Cloud Based Storage

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.

 

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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 →

Valentine’s Day – WaterAid – The Perfect Gift

It is a well-known fact that our bodies are 75% water. That water is used and must be replaced everyday.

Almost everyone has heard the expression, “You never miss the water until the well runs dry.” On two occasions over the past two years I have found this expression to be true. Two years ago I was feeling sick to my stomach, my head hurt, I was dizzy and was having trouble breathing. I had no idea what the problem was. It turned out that I was dehydrated.  A year later, I was taking medication because I had a bronchial infection. I took a pill without water and my throat was severely burned as a result. These two incidents both required medical attention and treatment. In other words I was extremely ill because I had not been drinking enough water. I was then and am still embarrassed that living in one of the richest countries in the world, in a home I owned with a perfectly good running water system, yet I was sick because I did not drink water. Continue reading →