When Lisa Prajna Hallstrom founded the Karuna School with her husband in 2008, she dreamed of raising funds to build a high school to house the school’s unique peace studies curriculum. Then the economy crashed, and raising millions seemed out of reach. The school’s board of directors decided Karuna would work to add peace and equity studies, social and emotional learning, and global service learning to the curriculum of already existing schools. This spring, the Karuna School will start a two-year pilot program at the Cambridge School of Weston (CSW). The partnership will create a school within a school: CSW students will be able to take classes from the Karuna curriculum. To learn more, we spoke with Hallstrom; Jane Moulding, head of school at the Cambridge School; and Johàra Tucker, director of social justice and multicultural programming at CSW. (via Cambridge School of Weston to partner with Karuna School for peace and equity studies - Weston - Your Town - Boston.com)

When Lisa Prajna Hallstrom founded the Karuna School with her husband in 2008, she dreamed of raising funds to build a high school to house the school’s unique peace studies curriculum. Then the economy crashed, and raising millions seemed out of reach. The school’s board of directors decided Karuna would work to add peace and equity studies, social and emotional learning, and global service learning to the curriculum of already existing schools. This spring, the Karuna School will start a two-year pilot program at the Cambridge School of Weston (CSW). The partnership will create a school within a school: CSW students will be able to take classes from the Karuna curriculum. To learn more, we spoke with Hallstrom; Jane Moulding, head of school at the Cambridge School; and Johàra Tucker, director of social justice and multicultural programming at CSW. (via Cambridge School of Weston to partner with Karuna School for peace and equity studies - Weston - Your Town - Boston.com)

Elizabeth Warren, junior senator from MA, reestablishes the meaning of “oversight.”

Beyond the soundbite, “too big to fail has become too big to go to trial,” the Senator clearly understands BATNA, “best alternative to a negotiated agreement.” The government needs to have a credible recourse to this ultimate sanction, if only to improve settlements for cases of wrongdoing by the big fish.

  • At 1:20, she asks the question we’ve all been wanting someone to ask FOREVER. Then a government lawyer stumbles over his words.
  • At 2:20, she rattles off another one. Then a government lawyer stumbles over his words.
  • At 2:55, she asks another lawyer the same question. Said lawyer then tries to not stumble over her words.
  • At 3:25, she asks the same question again. That lawyer asks for some time.
  • At 3:45, she gets our back and goes for the knockout punch.
  • And then right after that you reward her good behavior by sharing this with everyone on the Internet. You know you want to.
A Snow Parking Ban will be in effect for all streets in Andover starting 7:00 PM on Feb 8th until further notice. No vehicles shall be parked overnight on any street, or positioned in any driveway or lot at anytime in such a manner as to interfere with snow removal and sanding operations. Vehicles found in violation shall be ticketed and towed at the owners expense. Thank you for your cooperation.

BOSTON —The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recommends people who have purchased some water bottles recently check them for gasoline odors.

Officials said people who purchased 3-gallon or 5-gallon bottles since Nov. 1, 2012, open and check them for the odor before using the water. After Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast in October, authorities said gasoline shortages in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut prompted some people to use large water bottles to transport gasoline.

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socialuprooting:

“Our kids owe a trillion dollars in student loan debt. That’s more than all the credit card debt in America combined. Our kids are crushed by debt and they didn’t go on a shopping spree - they got an education. America ought to be investing in education and building a future for our kids. But Washington’s giving billions to Big Oil and tax breaks to millionaires.”

socialuprooting:

“Our kids owe a trillion dollars in student loan debt. That’s more than all the credit card debt in America combined. Our kids are crushed by debt and they didn’t go on a shopping spree - they got an education. America ought to be investing in education and building a future for our kids. But Washington’s giving billions to Big Oil and tax breaks to millionaires.”

…AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING…
THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR GROUND LEVEL OZONE…IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING.
AN AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY MEANS THAT GROUND LEVEL OZONE CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN THE REGION MAY APPROACH OR EXCEED UNHEALTHY STANDARDS. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION…PLEASE VISIT THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WEBSITE AT…
HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.DEP.STATE.MA.US/MASSAIR /ALL LOWERCASE LETTERS/…OR CALL 1-800-882-1497.
The beaches in Ipswich (Pavilion, Cranes, Steep Hill, Little Neck and Clark) are temporarily closed due to higher than normal coliform discharge from the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Currently there are no test results to indicate a public health risk but as a precaution the beaches will remain closed until sampling confirms there is no risk to the public. Sampling is being conducted and results are expected on Friday, July 13, 2012. Once sampling confirms there is no risk to the public, the beaches will be re-opened. If you have any questions please call the Utilities Department at 978-356-6635.