Online database tracks sanctioned teachers

While teacher misconduct is the exception to the rule, a new Florida state website, MyFloridaTeacher.com, which will be available before the next school year, already contains approx. 1200 cases, indicating it may be happening more often than parents think, according to an April 27, 2008 article in the St. Petersburg Times.


“Little Pac-Mans that break down molecular bonds”

In an April 27, 2008 story, The New York Times reported that Fort Bragg, California, is considering the use of mushrooms to break down dioxin in its contaminated coastline’s soil, based on a recommendation by Paul E. Stamets, author of “Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World“, who pointed out that at least two dioxin-degrading species of mushroom indigenous to the Northern California coast could work, the turkey tail and oyster mushrooms.