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Archive | February 16, 2015

Alton Central (ACS) School Board Feb. 17 Meeting Cancelled? Back On Again?

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by Anura Guruge


Other Related Posts:
1. Trying to postpone board meeting.
2. “Mass Customized Learning” …

a/ 2015 Shenanigans.

b/ Lander is leaving.
c/ Lander is bored.

d/ Trouble understanding.
e/ Compromised English.
f/ Leggett legging it.
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++++ Search ‘ACS‘ or Check Category “Alton’s Funniest Videos” for many, many more >>>>


On Friday and over the weekend what was being talked about — as I posted — was that they, i.e., the Board, was trying to push it back to next week, School Vacation Week, to make sure that some folks, especially teachers, will not attend, because they already had plans to be away from Alton.

We just got an e-mail, from a very reliable inside source, that the meeting has INDEED been cancelled.

Another change … back on again? [Public awareness helps.]

Also told that there is a secondary motive in other than trying to prevent teachers from attending. By delaying meeting the 30-day grace period to CANCEL contract with YET, i.e., $100,000 with Lander & Leggett, will have passed and the contract will be set in stone.

Over to YOU.


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Facebook, To Its SHAME, Becomes The Latest Patsy In A ‘Public’ Breastfeeding Flap.

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by Anura Guruge


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Brazil’s breastfeeding flap.

>> NatG’s 2nd topless picture.
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NatG printing topless pictures?


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NH contribution to
>>  the ‘Topless Tour’.

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 Tastefully topless.

>> Going topless in NH.
>> Topless protests of the pope.

++++ Search ‘topless’, ‘breastfeeding’ and ‘geographic’ for other posts >>>>


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Click to access the original story from my main newspaper, the only one I read everyday, the incomparable U.K. “Daily Mail”. There are more pictures and even a YouTube video IF you are interested.


All 4 of the kids were breastfed, three for fairly lengthy periods, Teischan holding the record at 27 months! So to say that I am a great advocate for breastfeeding still wouldn’t fully capture my commitment to this very natural and extremely beneficial practice.

I have, for the world of me, never understood why people can get upset or offended by seeing others breastfeeding. Everybody’s mother had breasts (I am sure). What is the big deal here. Breasts are not repulsive or offensive and breastfeeding is a lovely sight. Given that I grew up in Europe I am very used to women going topless. I have no problem with it at all, at all. Do not get why it is such an issue in this country when, today, most beaches, around the world, are topless.

Well, anytime I see public breastfeeding under attack I set out to state my case. So that is what this is all about.


MetroCast 75Mpbs/5Mbps Internet Ultra — Try It Using Google DNS Servers (or OpenDNS).

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>> TP-Link TL-WA850RE going strong.
>> TP-Link TL-WA850RE
Wi-Fi Range Extender.
>> Ordered TP-Link.


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MetroCast, to my amazement but delight, is doing a good job maintaining its 75/5 Mbps bandwidth (so far). That makes me happy.

I had, however, noticed that there was quite a delay in first accessing a Website. I eventually realized that this was a DNS sever issue. I should have thought about it earlier.

For the last 18 months or so, with TDS, I had been using Google’s 8.8.8.8 DNS Server.

So on Friday I logged into my TP-Link Archer C9 AC1900 Wi-Fi router and changed the DNS server addresses to what is shown above. Made a slight difference. It is possible that Google DNS servers, geographically, are not the most optimum for me in Central New Hampshire. Yes, I actually know how to check for the most optimum DNS server BUT I am not going to bother. In the long run I feel ‘happier’ with Google. I use them for SEARCH and DNS is really an extension to that (in that it is what converts Web names, e.g. www.wownh.com, to the appropriate IP address).

So just a suggestion. You can use Google DNS server, or anyone’s for that matter, irrespective of whom you get your Internet connection, i.e., your ISP. As I said, I had used Google DNS with TDS also. So check to see whose DNS server you are using. It can make a BIG difference.


Alton Central (ACS) School Board: Forget ‘Common Core’, Plans To Implement “Mass Customized Learning” (MCL) At ACS.

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Other Related Posts:
a/ Trying to postpone Feb. 17 meeting.
b/ 2015 Shenanigans.

a/ Lander is leaving.
b/ Lander is bored.

c/ Trouble understanding.
d/ Compromised English.
e/ Leggett legging it.

i/ Still squabbling about ‘Common Core’.
ii/ ACS continuing with Common Core?
iii/ Board gets congratulated for vote.
iv/ Common Core Vote …

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++++ Search ‘ACS‘ & ‘Common Core’ or Check Category “Alton’s Funniest Videos” for many, many more >>>>


Write in Barbara Howard for School Board on March 10.


What is behind the latest ACS School Board shenanigans, and hiring Lander and Leggett as consultants via YET, is to introduce “Mass Customized Learning” (MCL) to ACS. That might be fine if the parents and residents of Alton, N.H. were told about it ahead of time.

So, just like you boned up on Common Core, you better take a crash course in MCL. Some schools in Maine use it and as does Ashland Elementary School in New Hampshire.

Here are three extracts to get you started. Google “Mass Customized Learning” and do your own research. Talk to some teachers at ACS. Deanna did — despite it being a weekend!


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From “The Minds of Kids” blog. Click to access and read.


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From “Maine Wire” talking about some of the issues faced in Maine RSU 18 district. Click to access.


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Ashland Elementary School, New Hampshire — click to access. Here goes ACS.


So much for transparency.


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