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25 January 2013 . Comments Off on Tweets of the Week

Tweets of the Week

  • Brilliant insight into the future of computer interface design by Gruber. The future looks, surprise, like the past! 2013-01-18
  • Brilliant insight into the future of computer interface design by Gruber. The future looks, surprise, like the past! http://t.co/QQ9eSg1Z 2013-01-18
  • Terrorists everywhere but at home. http://t.co/eQnqL45g 2013-01-18
  • Changes in our health coverage this year have turned an $80 expense into a $2000 expense. Yikes! Obamacare won't be enough, this country … 2013-01-19
  • And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the Earth. Then God made the Earth round. (hat tip t… 2013-01-23
  • Wow. Form follows function. http://t.co/kgufbCUO 2013-01-23
  • KARE11 is at the EMID board meeting this evening, keep an eye out on the news this evening! #emid 2013-01-23
  • Board re-elects George Hoeppner as chair, and Marilyn Foresberg as vice chair. #emid 2013-01-23
  • Testimony underway with Dan, we are here for our students. #emid 2013-01-23
  • Dan points out that 833 and 916 proposals would kill jobs. #emid 2013-01-23
  • Kathy G, faith is taking the first step, let Perpich build the staircase. #emid 2013-01-23
  • Laurel, we finally have hope, allow Perpich to be our long shot. #emid 2013-01-23
  • Susan reads testimony from Anne Andersen, former Crosswinds principal. #emid 2013-01-23
  • By the way, the room is full, lots of people care. #emid 2013-01-23
  • Zander points out how his continued involvement highlights how wonderful a Crosswinds is. #emid 2013-01-23
  • #emid Shannon is reading for Mike B, she reminds us that Mike has a Crosswinds alumn who is now at Perpich. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Mike, only Perpich wants to keep the patient alive. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Mike, give the soul of Crosswinds that chance. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Joselyn reading a sweet statement from her daughter Leah. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Kim Z, Perpich and EMID share a purpose and vision. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Lesley, here for her regular Wednesday evening get together. 2013-01-23
  • #emid I'm up next, too nervous to type! Breath. Breath. 2013-01-23
  • #emid whew. 2013-01-23
  • #emid parent with moving testimony speaking on behalf of three families. This school should be saved so our children can excel. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Fred apologizes for waking up board members at home with his phone calls! 2013-01-23
  • #emid Fred, while we decide the fate of the school, our kids are still practicing for their play. 2013-01-23
  • #emid moving on to the agenda, the testimony is done, now we witness. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Dave from South Washington 833 updates the board on proposal, they need authority by 1 March for a 2013 transfer. 2013-01-23
  • #emid 833 says that if given the building tonight they would put students in it for the 2013/2014 school year. 2013-01-23
  • #emid South Washington admits that even if given notice as late as July, they would "work with EMID" on handling utility costs for 2013-14. 2013-01-23
  • #emid board votes yes to close Harambee. So sad. Of course, Roseville will open it up again. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Gelbmann moves to amend Crosswinds closure to 13/14, Morehead seconds for discussion. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Doing this would torpedo teacher options for Crosswinds, lets hope the board sees through the scheme. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Kitty defends the Crosswinds staff. Bravo! 2013-01-23
  • #emid Shari comes through with the clear and necessary information. We are lucky to have Shari! 2013-01-23
  • #emid board votes against Gelbmann 8-2. 2013-01-23
  • #emid board votes to close Crosswinds, but we don't know what comes next yet… 2013-01-23
  • #emid board now discusses handing governance of Harambee to Roseville district 623. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Marilyn clarifies that transferring property refers to transferring land and building, not the stuff inside the buildings. 2013-01-23
  • #emid board votes to move ahead with Roseville. Goodbye Harambee, welcome Harambee Community School. 2013-01-23
  • #emid board must now fill in the blanks for Crosswinds. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Kitty moves to fill in the blanks with Perpich provided it gets authorization and funding, with a default to SWC if it fails. 2013-01-23
  • #emid tension in room, but all discussion so far is about technicality of filling in the form for this option… No real discussion yet. 2013-01-23
  • #emid motion now on the floor that would give Perpich whole session. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Gelbmann moves for an April 1 deadline, Cindy seconds. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Gelbmann motion odd since SWC said they need March 1 deadline. 2013-01-23
  • #emid now Gelbmann says that Perpich can get the job done by April 1, contrary to his own points last week. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Gelbmann now also directly contradicting SWC rep and says SWC. Would get kids in the building with an April 1 deadline. 2013-01-23
  • #emid there is a whiff of desperation in Gelbmann's motion… I am hopeful it will fail… Perpich may win after all. 2013-01-23
  • #emid now Gelbmann taking credit for support of Perpich when he staffed then-Senator Dayton. Recalls wonders of Perpich, a wonderful program 2013-01-23
  • #emid Gelbmann says if he thought legislature would give the money for Crosswinds, he would have asked for it for SWC! 2013-01-23
  • #emid Morehead misrepresents both families and Perpich by saying they believe April 1 is OK, this is false. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Amy Williams speaks against the motion, asks for the whole legislative session. Give them our vote of confidence, she says. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Gogins speaks against April 1 as well, prematurely ends the process, she says. give Perpich the full opportunity. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Marilyn speaks in support of this amendment, for teachers she says. Makes their decisions more difficult. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Gogins points out families already need plan b in place, Shari points out teachers will already be in motion based on last vote. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Kitty gets off a wonderful inside joke about security modifications. Precious! 2013-01-23
  • #emid roll call vote on Gelbmann amendment, for are Gelbmann, Foresberg, Nordstrom, Morehead, 6-4 2013-01-23
  • #emid the amendment failed, back to the motion for Perpich with the whole legislative session. discussion ensues. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Morehead now thinks she is taking the legislature's vote, she does not want to spend the $2M. 2013-01-23
  • #emid I guess if they had to listen to us, we have to listen to them. At least they care and take this very seriously. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Swanson worries about the unknowns in Perpich funding. Will we lose her vote? SWC has a concrete proposal, she says. 2013-01-23
  • #emid wonder what happens if they tied? 2013-01-23
  • #emid turning on "members of the collaborative" and interests of taxpayers 2013-01-23
  • #emid Cindy hits the nail on the head: I will not vote for a state agency to open a school in our backyard. That is the real issue. 2013-01-23
  • #emid we cannot win Perpich, at best we tie… So sad. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Gogins declares for Perpich option and choices for parents in the metro area. 2013-01-23
  • #emid I believe we will lose, I doubt chair Hoeppner will let this end in a tie. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Gelbmann claims he tried to give Perpich a chance with the April 1 motion, now I understand why he did it, masterful. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Gelbmann's "hard vote" will be against Perpich. This board needs to take responsibility, not the legislature. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Byron reminds the board that we are in business not for buildings or property, but for students. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Note, Gelbmann, is not abstaining. Gogins abstained from the Roseville vote. 2013-01-23
  • #emid George is softly declaring for Perpich, I think… 2013-01-23
  • #emid Williams acknowledges she is new, and has been listening even as she lost her father last week. 2013-01-23
  • #emid her dad told her to stand still and listen. She will support Perpich. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Brodrick, on nights like this I am proud to be a school board member. Impressed and proud of his colleagues. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Brodrick makes it a tie, or a loss. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Brodrick says he will vote for Perpich 2013-01-23
  • #emid it is a tie, unless Gelbmann abstains. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Deborah form Perpich asks to clarify a few things. The board allows this. 2013-01-23
  • #emid she notes that the board giving the go-ahead will give them the option for due diligence 2013-01-23
  • #emid now Mackert is in the hot seat. That is helpful, I hope. 2013-01-23
  • #emid two hopes, Swanson was a soft "no" and Gelbmann may abstain. This could not be tighter. Breath. Know hope. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Mackert emphasizes that she does not consider Perpich a long shot at the legislature and that much of the funding is repurposed. 2013-01-23
  • #emid She asks the board to remember the Governor is boldly supporting education funding. 2013-01-23
  • #emid this is an EXCITING vote… I wonder how it turns out. 2013-01-23
  • #emid board votes, Gelbmann votes no, 5-5 tie 2013-01-23
  • #emid back after a five minute break 2013-01-23
  • #emid Kitty moves a reconsideration of be amendment to go with an April 1 deadline. Oh my. 2013-01-23
  • #emid board votes to reconsider the April 1 amendment 2013-01-23
  • #emid it looks like Perpich will get until April 1st (happy birthday, Alex) 2013-01-23
  • #emid I expect the amendment will pass this time, and then the motion may pass if Gelbmann changes his vote, as he said he would 2013-01-23
  • #emid remember, this lost last time 6-4 2013-01-23
  • #emid Williams asks what will be sufficient evidence of funding for the purpose of this vote… 2013-01-23
  • #emid Gelbmann says that Perpich could push a bill separate from the omnibus education bill 2013-01-23
  • #emid both houses of legislature would have to pass the Perpich bill by April 1, through all committees 2013-01-23
  • #emid this is asking for a miracle, says Gelbmann 2013-01-23
  • #emid Mackerrt tries to clarify Perpich statement on dates, we would have indication by April 1, but no guarantee by April 1 2013-01-23
  • #emid at a minimum, this will keep EMID families engaged with the EMID board through April. Breath. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Kitty asks whether there is any date between the end of the session and April 1 that would be compelling enough to change the vote. 2013-01-23
  • #emid vote on April 1 passes 7-3 2013-01-23
  • #emid now back to the main motion, give it to Perpich with an April 1 deadline 2013-01-23
  • #emid Gelbmann changes his vote, it passes 6-4. 2013-01-23
  • #emid Perpich has until April 1 to get authority and funding for Crosswinds. 2013-01-23
  • #emid silence in the room, no applause, hardly a breath 2013-01-23
  • #emid board keeps Crosswinds alive by a thread, meeting adjourned. 2013-01-23
  • @CarcassonneApp just found 3.01 kills all Internet play, reinstall and reboot did not help, only network errors. 2013-01-24

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