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Update on Catalyst Learning Network
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Update on Catalyst Learning Network

Catalyst Learning Network wants to be part of a "school replacement" program for teens who hate school.

How is it going?

We would like to "launch" our program this Fall. If you are interested in being part of it, or would just like to know the latest developments, we're having a hangout Tuesday at 7 PM EST

https://www.facebook.com/events/1436362510010030/

We hope to see you there.

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04-26-2015 08:52 AM
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What timezone is that?

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Oh, yeah, sorry, EST.

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America, right?

Cause when looked up EST, I got carribean, Panama, or somewhere around new york.

Though this may be a helpful link for people: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Makes the hangout noon for Milton Keynes in UK if I used it right though.

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Well EST is GMT/UTC -5

Using EST implies American because it wouldn't make sense to call the entire -5 UTC/GMT "Eastern Standard Time" unless you're talking about Eastern USA.

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I remember back in 2014 these were concepts. All we were doing was throwing around ideas and seeing what might work and what might not. I still remember the SSN site we had which looked more like it came from the 1990s. Then the forum infighting came, and a bunch of shit because of that happened. Jesus Christ, we have made so much progress.

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RE: Update on Catalyst Learning Network

(04-29-2015 09:56 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  I remember back in 2014 these were concepts. All we were doing was throwing around ideas and seeing what might work and what might not. I still remember the SSN site we had which looked more like it came from the 1990s. Then the forum infighting came, and a bunch of shit because of that happened. Jesus Christ, we have made so much progress.

Godspeed.
Speaking of SSN, whatever happened to that concept? I know its forums were used for a bit while SS was shutdown for a couple of weeks, but other than that I see that Catalyst is being used more than SSN.

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Catalyst is SSN. Catalyst is what SSN attempted to be.

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I'm so proud of everybody.

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If anyone has questions, interest, or feedback, feel free to discuss it here. What do you think?

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