Funny story with that one (also related to Mickey's class). I'll tell you the story when you and your sweet family move to Sebastopol. :) Otherwise, you will have to ask Brulene about it. Say hello to her for me, as well.
That's very kind of you to say. I did that for one of Mickey's classes. Funny that the REED institute opportunity seemed to miraculously show up at the same time. However, our progress as a school site on the REED work has been disappointing and non-existent. As one of my sweet past students used to say, "Phooey!". Note this article showed up recently: http://www.teachingquality.org/content/blogs/barnett-berry/why-teacher-powered-schools-are-picking-momentum
Not sure how to make that a hyperlink in this format, sorry.