Education

A New Chapter

December 13, 2015
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A New Chapter

Six years ago our family suffered a devastating blow when we lost Courtney, our sister, daughter, mother, friend. Shortly after we, as her siblings, came together and formed Court’s Kids in her honor. Since 2009, we’ve donated over 40,000 books to programs supporting literacy and special education. We’re very proud of our progress in Courtney’s…

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Quote of the Month: Let the Wild Rumpus Start!

December 14, 2014
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Quote of the Month: Let the Wild Rumpus Start!

For those who knew her, it’s no secret that Courtney (the inspiration for Court’s Kids) was a bit of a Wild Thing. She was a fighter, fiercely defending her family, advocating for kids with special needs and never giving up (sometimes to a fault). I want Court’s Kids to embody that spirit, that strength to…

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Quote of the Month: Anything Can Be

November 2, 2014
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Quote of the Month: Anything Can Be

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Quote of the Month: Anything Can Be

November 2, 2014
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Quote of the Month: Anything Can Be

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Books About Fall

October 11, 2014
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Books About Fall

We had our first foggy fall morning here in our little area of Oregon. We’ve been blessed with beautiful sunshine and mid-70s weather lately which was starting to make me forget it was October already. Waking to that familiar chill in the air made me kind of excited for boots, scarves, and the coming holiday…

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Books About Fall

October 11, 2014
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Books About Fall

We had our first foggy fall morning here in our little area of Oregon. We’ve been blessed with beautiful sunshine and mid-70s weather lately which was starting to make me forget it was October already. Waking to that familiar chill in the air made me kind of excited for boots, scarves, and the coming holiday…

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Happy Birthday Courtney as we Read Across America

February 23, 2014
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Happy Birthday Courtney as we Read Across America

West Texas Girls – At a picnic on the Rio Grande So, I just finished doing the Court’s Kids taxes, something I, as a creative, am not a fan of. But, as President of Court’s Kids, it is my serious task for the year. My main fear is that I will goof it up. We…

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2013 in review

December 31, 2013
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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 37 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

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Quote of the Week

November 23, 2013
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Quote of the Week

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The Failure Drumbeat

November 17, 2013
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The Failure Drumbeat

It’s a common thing we hear daily on the news, in movies, or in books, America’s school system is failing. It’s usually said either with a lot of cynicism or it precedes a slickly proposed solution to get past the failure.  It’s a very common refrain that even gets automatically suggested to us. When you start…

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