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What Can #NOLASCHOOLS Teach Us?

Patrick Dobard is the superintendent of Louisiana's Recovery School District and is responsible ...
Joan Reilly is the principal of Homer Plessy Community School run by the Orleans Parish School Board. The school is located in the Ninth Ward and enrollment ...

Jorge De La Rosa pounded by Padres, who lengthen Rockies' losing streak

De La Rosa, making his 2015 debut after rehabbing a strained left ...
Friedrich gave up three runs in 2 innings and Hawkins gave up a two-run homer to Wil Venable. Right fielder Carlos Gonzalez appeared to have a chance to make the catch, but the ball ...

Child safety set check-up scheduled for Saturday in Homer

Louisiana State Police Troop G is teaming up with University Health Shreveport, Homer Fire Department, and other members of the Louisiana Child Passenger Safety Task Force to conduct a free child passenger safety seat check-up from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday ...

Louisiana-Lafayette launches 4 homers to beat Texas State 13-3, claim series

After a double by Tyler Girouard, Butler crushed a two-run homer to centerfield to make the score 4-0 Louisiana. The home run was the sixth of the year for Butler. In the top of the fifth, the Cajuns exploded for six runs on four hits and two Texas State ...

Abreu's grand slam, LaRoche's 3-run homer and 4 RBIs lead White Sox to 12-3 win against Tigers

DETROIT - Jose Abreu hit a grand slam, Adam LaRoche added a three-run homer and four RBIs, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 12-3 on Saturday. Chicago, which set a season high for runs, scored 11 runs in the third and fourth innings ...

Angels star Mike Trout proves a tougher out during two-homer game

Trout also hit a two-run homer on a full-count pitch in the sixth inning to become the youngest player in major league history -- at 23 years 251 days old -- with 100 homers and 100 stolen bases. Trout is batting .444 on the season and .400 (eight for 20 ...

Mariners get another homer from Cruz but little else in 5-2 loss to Dodgers

Cruz’s homer cut the Dodgers’ lead to 5-1 ...
Pedro Baez and J.P. Howell closed out the LA sweep. The Mariners, at 3-6, now have an open date Thursday to regroup before opening a nine-game homestand Friday with the first of three weekend games ...

Watch: Mikie Mahtook's 1st big league homer

Mahtook launched a fly ball to center for a two-run homer in the Devil Rays’ 12-7 loss to Toronto. It may have been his first, but it will not be the last for the South Louisiana-native.

Cajuns Win Streak Snapped By Southeastern Louisiana In Close Contest, 5-3

Dreagan Bethel was the winning pitcher of record for Southeastern Louisiana throwing one inning in relief and allowing one run on one hit with two strikeouts. The Lions jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the third on a two-run homer to right by Chris ...

De La Salle defeats Hannan behind Glen Gebo's 3-run homer, clutch pitching

De La Salle earned a 5-1 victory against Hannan in non-district play Saturday behind the clutch pitching and hitting of Glen Gebo. Gebo slammed a three-run home run in the bottom of the third inning and earned the win on the hill for the Cavaliers (7-14).

A Rose from Homer’s Grave

A Rose from Homer’s Grave Once upon a time, near Smyrna, there was a rose and it bloomed more beautifully than any other rose. This rose grew from the grave of Homer. A nightingale, which has a beauti…

Homer Laughlin Company Fiesta ceramic periwinkle blue carafe or pitcher

Would love this in my kitchen :)

Happy Homer Bailey Day

Homer Bailey will take the mound at Busch Stadium this afternoon (2:15 p.m. start). Bailey underwent season-ending surgery last September for a flexor mass strain. His recovery has remained on schedul…

Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World – Who had the greatest influence in your life?

Time magazine unveiled its 12th annual “Time 100 Most Influential People in the World” issue on Thursday, which once again features figures ranging from politicians to pop culture icons, from North Ko…

Another woman fears her baby may have been taken at Homer G. Phillips hospital

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The story that touched so many people is causing mothers to wonder if their babies are still alive after being told they had died at a St. Louis hospital decades ago. People around …



The ‘Hunger Games’ Team Embarks on Homer’s ‘Odyssey’

This fall, Lionsgate faces a horrifying thought: the end of The Hunger Games series, as Mockingjay – Part 2 opens in November. But the studio is making plans for something to follow that series, from …

Bengston's Family Farm pleads for help in Homer Glen mayoral elections

HOMER GLEN - A popular pumpkin farm in Will County says their future may be at stake in Tuesday's elections. Bengston's Family Farm in rural Homer Glen says the current mayor is pushing them out of th…

Barbarian Liberty and Civilisation in Homer

Following from my last two posts, this will explore the sort of ‘barbarian’ liberty that Tacitus recognised in his time, that is of the early Roman empire, and was further explored by Montesquieu and …

Clymer woman dies in 2-vehicle crash in Homer City

An Indiana County woman died in a two-vehicle crash Friday night on Route 119 in Homer City. Madeline Ralston, 75, of Clymer, was a passenger … Clymer woman dies in 2-vehicle crash in Homer City


Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in HOMER LOUISIANA ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]


Register now and request your ballots for the year in HOMER LOUISIANA

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at FVAP.gov:

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at vote@fvap.gov. Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at FVAP.gov. Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1


The importance of local education funding in HOMER LOUISIANA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



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