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Yes...quite possible that new buildings will have a positive impact on teachers which then may translate to students. If all of this "positive" stuff comes true there should be a notable increase in student performance in the 2nd year testing in the new schools in particular compared to the schools which haven't switched yet. I guess we'll just have to wait and see if that comes true. But…
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By your own logic, would a positive effect on the teachers not have a positive effect on the students? It's all cause and effect and Newton's 3rd law. I could quote and reference many sources which could then be rebutted by your own, I'll leave the Googling up to you, I have better ways to spend my time. Something we all seem to agree on is that there is an issue and the current structure…
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The District Seeks Community's Help to Replace American Flags

3 months, 1 week ago by Scott Hardy

Hopes for new flags by September 11th

The District (formerly the Historic Quincy Business District) is seeking the community’s assistance in replacing the American Flags that are displayed throughout The District. The flags are owned by the City, but were purchased by The District in 2012.

“As Independence Day came and went, we noticed that the American Flags throughout The District are becoming more tattered and worn. This doesn’t reflect well upon our City or our patriotism as a community, and we’d like to correct that,” said Executive Director Travis Brown.  

Replacing the flags was not in the City’s budget this year. Therefore, The District is coordinating a campaign to purchase new flags. The goal of this campaign is to raise the funds necessary to replace all the flags within The District (along Maine Street and surrounding Washington Park). “Our intention is to have the new flags delivered and installed prior to September 11th and Veteran’s Day celebrations,” explained Brown.

The District is looking for the community’s support in achieving their goal. The total cost to replace the flags is approximately $1500.00. The District is utilizing their e-commerce site, shopthedistrictquincy.com to collect donations through their “District Store” for anyone wishing to donate online. They will also accept cash or check donations that can be sent to The District, Attn: Flag Donations, 128 North 5th St, Quincy, IL 62301.

“We want to make sure that we are being respectful of our flags, our country, and our veterans and look forward to retiring these flags and replacing them with beautiful flags our entire community can be proud of,” added Brown.


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