California Casualty Urges Others to Support Firefighters


San Mateo, CA, October 8, 2015 – October is an important month for firefighters across the country. Not only is it Fire Prevention Month, but it’s also when they pause to remember fellow comrades at the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial in Maryland. In 2014, 84 men and women in the United States lost their […]

13 Free Resources for Educators


  Free, Quality Educational Websites Looking for quality, free, educational websites? Here are several FREE websites some educators enjoy using.  Get your browser’s bookmarking tool ready! Brain Breaks GoNoOdle A variety of short, no-prep, desk-side physical activities. HOPSports – Brain Breaks Brain Breaks® are web-based 2-5 minute activity breaks designed for the individual classroom […]

Soaking up Seven Myths about Flood Insurance


If you live in a flood prone area, you should have flood insurance. It seems like common sense but many of us still don’t get it. As rivers crested to new heights and raging waters destroyed homes in Central and Southern Texas this spring, the Insurance Council of Texas fears that less than half of […]

Preparing for Hurricane Joaquin


As Hurricane Joaquin strengthens and barrels across the Atlantic taking aim at the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, experts are warning people to be prepared. Even if it doesn’t make landfall, the storm could drench coastal areas from Geo rgia north to Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey. Some areas could get as much […]

Donnell M. Hero of the Month: September 2015


Donnell started as a history teacher with his current school district, and within the year he became the assistant principal. He has been an extraordinary leader in the school’s restorative justice program, also mentioned in the NY Times, as well as introduced a new program called the Senior Capstone Project. He led a team of […]