Our Morning Roundup: The Joy Of The Mandatory DCPS Meeting
Harry Potter and the Urban School Nightmare wonders if their insurance covers insanity. This is awesome:
Yesterday we had our monthly staff meeting after school. Interestingly enough, the first thirty minutes of this mandatory whole-school meeting were dedicated not to raising test scores, preparing for IMPACT observations, or discussing important events coming up at our school. Rather, we spent time talking about all of the exciting ways Aflac insurance can work for us! Seriously?! I don't need to come to work to hear a commercial. This staff meeting is required – not some optional sales pitch – and the Aflac presentation went long, so we had even less time for the rest of the agenda (which consisted of such clearly unimportant topics as "How and when to report child abuse" and discussing our "school safety plan").
DCist reports that the Sculpture Garden's ice skating rink remains closed due to "technical difficulties."
And Now, Anacostia gets over their conflicted feelings and celebrates a turkey giveaway.
Barry Farm (Re)Mixed trumpets the news that a Yes! Organic Market is coming to Minn and Penn SE. It's one of the busiest intersections in the city. It has just been crying out for some major retail. This could be it. Or the start of something. The market will be joining a brand new residential spaces.
Southwest...The Little Quadrant That Could chronicles the latest news in redevelopment plans for Buzzard Point.
Frozen Tropics wonders if alleyways should be reclaimed with art.
The Georgetown Metropolitan thinks there should be more bike lanes in their hood.