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How low do we go? Ballot Measure 5, twenty-one years later…

Each year, the trade publication Education Week ranks the public school systems of the 50 states + District of Columbia. The criteria the rankings are based on include, among other things, accountability standards, college readiness of high school graduates, spending and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the new PPS budget cuts…

Not unexpectedly, we’re going to have to make some changes. Although I’m a mere outsider with kids in elementary school, I can’t help making certain observations that rub my sensibilities the wrong way. In trying to learn as much as … Continue reading

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Thinking about remodeling?

If you are doing it with the intention to sell, here is a great chart to consult, that will show you the ratio of cost vs. value in the case of a sale. If the planned renovation is for the … Continue reading

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Rallying all geniuses…

What better way to spend President’s Day than to remind politicians of the reason for their existence? Today, the kids and I hopped on a PTA sponsored bus to Salem, to partake in a rally to alert our electeds to … Continue reading

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HGTV is not Reality TV!

With the arrival of computers and programs like Illustrator and Photoshop, the world experienced a flood wave of newly hatched “graphic designers”. Sure, they might be prodigious navigators of the above mentioned programs, but were they really putting out good … Continue reading

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Thoughts On the New PPS Budget Cuts…

Not unexpectedly, we’re going to have to make some changes. Although I’m a mere outsider with kids in elementary school, I can’t help making certain observations that rub my sensibilities the wrong way. In trying to learn as much as … Continue reading

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Designer Fees and How To Control Your Costs

The fee structures of the architectural design world can be a bit confusing to clients, but there really is a method to the madness. Design and remodeling is an affair consisting of many layers, so there is a level of … Continue reading

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