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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘Kentucky’
Posted: February 4th, 2013

ExamThe Wall Street Journal and countless media outlets reported Education Week’s best and worst school systems by state in the United States last month, and the report on Yahoo.com is below:

Top 10

  1. Maryland ranked at the top for the fifth straight year
  2. Massachusetts
  3. New York
  4. Virginia
  5. Arkansas
  6. Florida
  7. Georgia
  8. New Jersey
  9. West Virginia
  10. Kentucky

Bottom 10:

  1. South Dakota
  2. Nevada
  3. Idaho
  4. Alaska
  5. Mississppi
  6. Nebraska
  7. Montana
  8. Arizona
  9. Oregon
  10. Missouri

But it’s not the only study. Michelle Rhee, has her own report, according to Huffington Post. She is the former Washington, D.C., schools chancellor and chair of StudentsFirst. Click on that link for a map of the U.S. with grades per state. Pennsylvania gets a D.

Frankly, I am way more interested in education reports than in daily national media coverage of Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te’o’s creation of a virtual girlfriend debacle and whether or not Beyonce lip synced the national anthem. It’s time we all made education a priority.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.  


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Posted: July 18th, 2012

FOXSports.com’s Laura Okmin tells the triumphant story of track cyclist Dotsie Bausch. Born in Kentucky, the 39-year-old — yes 39 – currently lives in Irvine, Calif., with her husband.

Watch Laura Okmin‘s inspiring interview here. The emotional interview shares her parents’ views and her story from that of a successful model to near death due to anorexia and her climb back to become an Olympian cyclist.  Here’s her bio. Here’s a Los Angeles Times story on how Bausch is trying to help others with anorexia.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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Posted: June 29th, 2012

Who would have thought the unibrow would become the nickname of an NBA superstar, but hoop there it is! The New Orleans Hornets drafted Anthony Davis, the No. 1 draft pick in the NBA draft June 26. His nickname is Unibrow, something the Kentucky star earned a long time ago. He even uses the slogans “Fear the Brow” and “Raise the Brow” — read the Associated Press story here. The 19-year-old Davis — yes 19, was the Associated Press Player of the Year and finished his freshman year with the NCAA championship team title. He was voted the most outstanding player of the Final Four.

Will the style of the unibrow become a popular ungrooming habit or will it get bounced? Let’s see how this superstar faces the grooming demands of the NBA.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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