Yvonne Shortt

Yvonne Shortt
Birthday
December 01
Bio
Yvonne Shortt owns her own technology firm and is the executive director of the Rego Park Green Alliance, a community based non-profit in Queens, NY. She is also the author of A New York City Public School Goes Green. In her spare time she teaches robotics and works on a new book called All About Maddie where a little girl deals with her grandpa's fading memories. http://www.allaboutmaddie.com

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Salon.com
OCTOBER 25, 2012 11:13AM

A Sense of Me

I am new to crowdfunding.  That Is not to say I haven’t seen it before, just that I ‘ve never tried it.  Kind of like Clinton’s not inhaling thing a while back.  Wait, he really did inhale. So why now, today, did I try it?  Well, I own a small non-profit… Read full post »

JANUARY 25, 2012 12:22PM

The Expendable Worker

 Dedicated to all those men and woman working in Shenzhen, China and the people in the United States who can’t find work. 

 There is an 8 x 12 room with 4 beds stacked one on top of the other. There is a small round thick pillow on the floor next to… Read full post »

We have been told over and over that unless we pick up the pace and score higher on international and state tests we will no longer be a great nation. So loud is the call that some elementary schools no longer have art, poor performing schools see teachers fired and schools… Read full post »

DECEMBER 22, 2011 2:33AM

Fear Of What If

I bought a country farmhouse built in 1813 and was ecstatic. The first night in our new home it rained hard. The gutters overflowed and water leaked into the house. The next morning my husband went to work and I started calling around. It rained for three days and I couldn’t get… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 13, 2011 2:35AM

New York City High School Choice

High School Choice

The applications are in but the questions linger

By Yvonne Shortt

December 2nd was the day all New York City public school 8th graders turned in their high school choice applications. In New York, public high school admission is a selective process, with someRead full post »