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How Detroit Was Reborn: The Inside Story of Detroit’s Historic Bankruptcy Case: Detroit Free Press / By Nathan Bomey, John Gallagher, and Mark Stryker

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How Detroit Was Reborn: The Inside Story of Detroit’s Historic Bankruptcy Case

Detroit Free Press

November 9, 2014

By Nathan Bomey, John Gallagher, and Mark Stryker

City rises from horrific debt to incredible hope

U.S. District Chief Judge Gerald Rosen wondered what the hell he’d gotten himself into.

Rosen was in Florida in August 2013 for a quick golf vacation but was rising before dawn each day to read Detroit’s massive plan to restructure its debt. The numbers were horrific: $18 billion in liabilities, 78,000 blighted buildings, four of every 10 dollars already devoted to debt, pensions and retiree health care.

Thousands of elderly retirees were facing deep pension cuts—their livelihoods. Detroit's world-class art museum was at risk of losing its treasured pieces in a fire sale. The city needed hundreds of millions of dollars just to begin to climb out of the hole.

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Rosen, the appointed federal mediator in the city’s historic bankruptcy case, picked up his pen and doodled an idea on the cardboard back of a legal pad. He wrote “art” and drew a box around it, representing protection for the city-owned Detroit Institute of Arts and its billions of dollars in masterpieces.

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Facts About Fabrics 2

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FACTS ABOUT FABRICS II

A. Review the meanings of natural and

synthetic in the last lesson’s puzzle clues.

Then classify each fabric listed in the box under the proper heading below. Use a dictionary if you need help.

cotton  nylon  wool  rayon  polyester  silk  leather  plastic

NATURAL FIBERS

SYNTHETICS

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B. Read each sentence. Describe an article of clothing appropriate for each situation. Explain the properties—or features—of this garment that would suit the situation. Use some of the words from this lesson and the last one.

1. It is raining hard but is not very cold.

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2. It is warm outside, and you are going to be exercising.

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3 Assessing the Performance of English Learners

Douglas Fisher Solution Tree Press ePub

Issues of accountability and assessment have become part of the daily discourse of principals. In fact, you may have turned to this chapter first, because you believed it unthinkable to separate the discussion of English learner issues from the measurement of their progress. For much of the history of education in the United States, however, that was not the case. Despite the fact that the United States consists of immigrants and their descendants, English language acquisition was viewed as an imperative for the child but not necessarily for the school. However, a series of court cases and statutes have shifted the responsibility to give assessment a prominent role.

Assessment for English learners requires attention to the whole child. A multidimensional approach is necessary in order for a true picture to emerge. This requires balancing large-scale assessments with individualized informal ones that highlight strengths, rather than simply catalog deficits.

• Haven’t English learners always been assessed?

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5 Best Advice in the Business

Burke, Fauzia Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Pablo Picasso

In the first few chapters, we spent time getting to know your dreams and goals. To make them a reality, we now need a solid plan and some good advice from people who do this work well.

To help you craft the right online marketing mix and to ensure that the conversations you start with your readers are effective, I tapped into the collective intelligence of book publishing professionals and asked: What is the one marketing tip you would give to authors? Here is what they said:

Know your readers: “Nothing works all the time, or for everyone. It’s important for authors to leave no stone unturned and consider how social media can work for them, but also important to consider the whole picture of getting the word out about their book and reaching readers. I’m sure there are examples of authors whose success is directly related to their social media strategy and efforts. But there also are authors whose success has come mostly without that. Without diving too deeply into it, I think there are different kinds of readers who use and don’t use social media in different ways. When there’s a match between an author’s efforts and the potential readers they are reaching, that can be magic. But when there isn’t, a lot of energy can go to waste. Things are always changing in the social media world. The best advice I can give is to write the best book you can and reassess your social media involvement/strategy often.”

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Getting Around on Foot

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GETTING AROUND ON FOOT

Looking for transportation? Look no farther than the ends of your legs! Walking is a great way to get around and is carbon neutral!

A. Read the passage. Use context clues to figure out the meanings of

the boldfaced words. Then write the definitions in your own words.

Hai crosses busy 43rd Street on his daily walk to work. He usually uses the corner crosswalk. On Monday, however, Hai was late! He thought he would save time by crossing in the middle of the street.

He looked left and right. There was no traffic, so he jogged across.

Then Hai noticed the police car. It was too late! The officer got out and marched toward Hai.

“Don’t you know it’s dangerous to jaywalk?” he asked Hai.

“I’m writing you a ticket.”

Hai stuffed the ticket in his pocket and continued on to work.

Luckily, his hobby was race walking, so he easily picked up the pace.

But even though he hurried, Hai was later than ever for work!

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