Who? Who? Snowy owls.

For whatever reason, there has been an abundance of snowy owls this winter in places across the country where they're not normally seen (it might have something do with lemmings). One of those spots: Rotterdam, where a snowy owl was spotted in December. That owl, or one similar, also turned up injured at the GE campus in Schenectady, though he appeared to be on the mend. There were many local sightings of snowy owls back in 2008, including one who roosted on the roof of the state Capitol . [Washington Post] [NYT] [Daily Gazette] [Daily Gazette] [Daily Gazette]

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I've found that anecdotes from neighbors, friends, or internet "strangers" can only take you so far. If you haven't already, I strongly recommend you get out there and visit these schools during the school year, during the school day to get a feel for things. In the last few months, my wife and I have made a series of visits to our local elementary, middle + high-school. During those visits, we had the chance to talk to multiple teachers and see the kids "in action". It was very VERY telling in a lot of ways - both good and bad.

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