Deciding on Whether You Should Purchase Infant Travel Systems or Not

As a parent, all you want to do is to ensure that you have everything that you really need to keep your kids comfortable and at the same time secured when traveling with them, right? Well, probably you’re wondering if you’ll need infant travel systems in case you’re expecting a new baby.

If you already have a carriage or a car seat installed before hand, you may be wondering if it’s a necessity for you to opt for a combo for your new born. The decision is yours but before even saying “No” to obtaining such baby equipment, there are a few things you need to know.

The Importance of Having Infant Travel Systems

Do you love to travel with your kids? If you’re expecting a newborn and at the same time you want to ensure that every quality time spent with your kids is full of happi...

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Advantages of Owning a Robot Vacuum

You must have known how it feels to hold conventional vacuum to clean all of your rooms. It is a bit tiring and yet almost same with traditional broom to clean your house. You have to move from one spot to another spot to clean all of rooms in your house. The change is massive from the traditional broom to the most recent technology called robot vacuum. First, we may see that people move from broom to vacuum cleaner because they simply don’t need to think to throw the trash, but just move and then the trash will be stored in bin.

Advantages of using automatic vacuum cleaners

How To Choose

The only difference is just the advanced cleaning that could store the trash right away from the cleaning, but you still need to move to reach the area you want to clean. Some people find it no difference when you have to move and then spend time more to clean your house. That is why people move to robot vacuum where you don’t need to hold like all day long when you are cleaning your house. All you have to do is just set the navigation and then let them do their work based on your setting. As there are many different features in robot vacuum, the faster cleaning might need more advanced robot vacuum. You may need to have robot vacuum with longer battery life and also high efficiency rate. If you want to get the most effective cleaning, go choosing robot vacuum that comes with that rate. Owning a robot vacuum is indeed helpful if you have ideas to choose the right robot vacuum, even when you are not good in choosing, still you get the advantages of owning a robot vacuum.

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Schools out, so check out the library.

School doors will be closed, but the libraries will stay open through most of the break . At Stanislo Elementary, they’re encouraging kids to make use of that. The school is having an event at the Delridge Branch’s meeting room from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Dec. 31. They’ll have snacks, board games, and a computer on hand, so that families can learn about the public library’s electronic resources. They’ll also give away free books, said Stanislo teacher-librarian Craig Seasholes. The Seattle Public Library’s branches are open regular hours through most of the break, closing on Dec. 24, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1, and closing at 6 p.m. on Dec. 31...

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Seattle student growth by the bubbles

Earlier this week, the office of the superintendent of public instruction released a big bundle of data on student improvement in Math and Reading MSP and in Algebra. The way they measure it, creating a figure called Student Growth Percentile, is a bit involved.

Here is an overview of the results for Seattle Public Schools. For bigger charts with more data – including the names of the schools the hot pink dots represent you need to go here, and do the following:

  1. click on “Static Data Files” (a blue box on the right hand side),
  2. in the “Select a Subject Area” menu on the right hand side, click on “Assessment.”
  3. Click on “SGP District (All Schools Bubble Plots.)
  4. Scroll down to find the Seattle Public Schools file.

Here are the growth results for reading, for math, and for A...

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Yes, the public schools do need fixing

If you want to work for the betterment of public education, you get used to a certain amount of smack talk.  But when the sniping goes so far as to deny that we do have profound problems and inequities in our schools, then it goes too far.

Let’s go into this step by step, using one example: third grade reading.

Here are some sample questions from Washington’s third-grade Measure of Student Progress. It is not a difficult test.  I think it’s safe to assert that most parents would be pretty perturbed if their 8-year-olds couldn’t pass it.

But if you look at the state data from last year, you find that one in five Seattle Public School third graders- at least 820 children – did not meet standard on the test in 2013.

That’s disturbing in itself and there are piles of depressing, pe...

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Stories to watch in 2016

With a new year in a growing district, there are a lot of things going on.  Two new schools are opening in September: Jane Addams Middle School in the northeast and Fairmount Park Elementary School in West Seattle. Here are five stories we expect to shape Seattle’s education scene in 2016.

  1. The City’s preschool plan. Last September, Seattle City Council unanimously endorsed a plan to provide pre-school spaces for all kids in Seattle, with fees on a sliding scale. This year, we can expect to see those plans take shape.
  2. More wrangling over Charter Schools. After the King County Superior Court judge’s ruling on Dec. 12, one thing is certain about the future of charter schools in the state: it’s heading for the state supreme court...
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