Archive for November, 2010

Nov 19 2010

Let’s Get Ready To Weigh In…!

Do you think paying this University Professor a Million Dollar salary is outrageous or just good business? Leave a comment and let us know your opinion!

Clark Atlanta University’s president made a million in 2008. That’s outrageous

At the time, those moves provoked widespread controversy on campus – a group even took Broadnax to court – but they seemed necessary. Now, it turns out that the hatchet man who was cutting classes and hiking tuitions was paid more than a million dollars in 2008, according to a new survey in the Chronicle of Higher Education (via The Daily Beast). (Broadnax is 22nd on the list.) That’s simply outrageous.

2:33 pm November 15, 2010, by ctucker

When Walter Broadnax took the helm of one of Atlanta’s historically black colleges – Clark Atlanta University – in 2002, the school, he said, was in financial trouble. So he set about laying off professors, shutting down some programs and increasing the tuition.

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Nov 09 2010

Let’s Get Ready For More from MrsP.com!

Fans of this site know that I am a huge fan of Mrs. P.  Parents no more excuses about finding time to read to your child, this free website does all the work for you with the amazing Mrs. P.  But now, Mrs. P has an interactive fairy tale book to help kids learn to read!  WOO HOO!!! Check it out…

MrsP.com Releases First Interactive Fairy Tale Book

Kids Learn Reading Skills in Conjunction with Free Website

MrsP.com, the popular, award-winning children’s storytelling website, announced the publication today of its first interactive storybook, which uses Internet technology in a new way to help kids learn to read.  Mrs. P’s Four Favorite Fairy Tales and Funny Stories collects in book form stories and introductions available on video at the free website and at the iTunes Store.  Children will be able to follow along in the book as Mrs. P, played by The Drew Carey Show star Kathy Kinney, reads the stories with them.

“I’m very proud of Mrs. P’s new book because of its unique ability to help young readers improve their skills,” said Kinney. “Children and parents can open the book and read along with me at my website.  We even have a Magic Dictionary at MrsP.com, so if kids comes across a word they don’t know, they can just pause the video and easily find out what it means.” 

Studies have shown one of the most productive ways for children to improve their reading skills, particularly for learning ‘sight words,’ is to see the words as they are read to.  “Everyone’s worried about the Internet making books and reading obsolete.  We’ve found a wonderful way to make them work together,” Kinney said. 

The new book includes “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” features 90 original color illustrations and offers new, comic introductions to the stories from Mrs. P. 

“Mrs. P’s Four Favorite Fairy Tales and Funny Stories” will be available to the public at Amazon and other booksellers across the country via online ordering.  Additional information, including a downloadable flyer, can be found at http://www.mrsp.com/Purchase.aspx

Ten percent of all MrsP.com’s after-tax profits from these sales will be donated by Mrs. P Enterprises, LLC to literacy organizations.

“Mrs. P’s Four Favorite Fairy Tales and Funny Stories”

ISBN: 978-0-615-39355-1 Binding: Paperback Trim: Color 8.5 x 8.5 in Pages: 126  and over 90 original color illustration Genre: Juvenile Fiction: Fairy Tales & Folklore – Anthologies Target Audience: Children ages 4 to 10

Cover Price: $19.95

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Favorite-Fairy-Tales-Funny-Stories/dp/0615393551/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1288744154&sr=1-1

Also see Mrs. P’s special video about her new book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKFak9xSmUQ

Photos and other info about Mrs. P can be found at her press site. http://www.press.mrsp.com/

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Nov 08 2010

Let’s Get Ready For Parents as Teachers!

I am in St. Louis today talking about getting ready for Kindergarten at the Parents as Teachers Conference.  Parents you are your child’s first and foremost teacher and this organization is a great resource for you! Check it out:  www.parentsasteachers.org

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Nov 02 2010

Let’s Get Ready To VOTE TODAY!

I take every Election Day very seriously and am proud to exercise my freedom to vote.  Since I was 18, I have missed one Spring Election during college and one Primary Election during the early years of marriage; both to the flu.  Do you realize more people in this country vote for American Idol and Dancing with the Stars than vote in our elections?  Please don’t stand on the sidelines; think of all those military heroes who have serviced or who have died for your right to cast your vote.  I do understand that folks are upset that those who spend the most money on advertising…win!  It’s the same way in the world of business…the large national brands have more money to spend on advertising than small mom solo entrepreneurial businesses such as mine; but I am proof that you can have a national presence without a national marketing budget!  However, it’s the hypocrisy in education that kills me…one minute our education system is strapped to the bone and the next our educational leaders still find the ways and means to spend millions and millions on political advertisements and many of those advertisements are the exact opposite of their zero tolerance bullying tone…please every vote does count, make your voice heard!

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Nov 01 2010

Let’s Get Ready For Oprah’s Solution Show!

I am not able to speak nationally on the Oprah Show; but I was able to speak to the Oprah Audience 2 minutes prior to LIVE on Oprah!  That was her reaction show…we need the solutions show!  What is your solution to our educational crisis?

Wisconsin women hoping to get an education megaphone on Oprah
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/103653524.html)

Also invited to be in the Friday audience is Stacey Kannenberg, a mother of two schoolchildren who lives in the Town of Fredonia and started a series of “Get Ready to Learn” books.

Share your ideas at your own Educational Meet Up:
http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Meet-Up-with-Viewers-to-Discuss-Education

Milwaukee is having one on Saturday, November 6th at 3:00 at the Sherman Park Coffee Shop, 4924 W. Roosevelt Drive, Milwaukee, WI  53021. Will you be attending?

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