A VIP was in Albany yesterday, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. He was in the area to promote the 'Race to the Top' awards. That's a Federal program where the states compete against each other to win Federal money. That sounds crass but it's not easy to explain in a short blog posting.
New York State was awarded something on the order of $700 million.
Secretary Duncan has been taking the bus as part of his 'Back to school' tour.
Monday Mural: rabbit carp - Along the edge of Chinatown near the 880 freeway stands a running frieze of colorful murals. This one caught my fancy because it blends two animals. Wou...
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