Irving, Texas. February 28, 2013 About 250 high school and middle school students from Irving ISD will be in attendance tomorrow March 1, 2013 for the First Annual La Buena Vida Foundation Future Leaders High School Ethics Summit on the University of Dallas Campus in Irving. Its objective is to provide students with an effective process for making sound, ethical decisions.
I never forget my friend Susan, a beautiful and confident woman who discovered her gift for public speaking in Toastmaster and went on to become a highly paid consultant just because she decided she was worth listening to. I had just finished grad school and was trying to get my nerve up to go pitch companies. She read a book or two, made a presentation, and was suddenly crossing the country getting big fees.
More than a year after it was first adopted by the Legislature, Gov. Cuomo’s gun control law continues to be a source of controversy. To express his displeasure with an Albany judge’s ruling this week that upheld the law. The Voting Rights Project says it has no immediate plans to challenge Minnesota’s law. However, the project has challenged Washington State, which like Minnesota bars felons from voting until after probation. The judge in that case ruled that while the provision does affect minorities disproportionately, there’s no evidence the law, itself, discriminates.
March 4 Blue Springs student and debate team stand out Garrett Clark was killed when his pickup truck veered off a the Woods Chapel Road exit and struck a bridge pillar. Clark had just qualified for nationals in policy debate.March 19 Citing a building, the Independence School District relocated its office from the corner of Truman Road and Pleasant Street to the former site of a Lincoln Mercury car dealership at 3225 S. Noland Road, just north of Truman High School, where it remains.March 26 Dave Lamken was named interim police chief of the Independence Police Department after Fred Mills announced his retirement March 19.March 28 Mills worked his last day after seven years.April 8 Carson Ross became Blue Springs new mayor, defeating Jeff Quibell handily.
Still, some local districts performed well in at least one or two measured categories. Fairfield Local was the only Highland County school district to achieve an rating in any category, in regard to graduation rates. Lynchburg Clay and Bright Local also fared well in that category, both scoring a Bright Local also scored a for the highest grade among county schools in that category..