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AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY AND A LOVE OF LEARNING « Teachers Fight Back

AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY AND A LOVE OF LEARNING « Teachers Fight Back:

AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY AND A LOVE OF LEARNING

I am not a racist. I feel the need to state that before writing this post. I’ve worked all my life for equality and civil rights for all.

There is something very important that needs to change in the impoverished African-American community in this city. The majority of African-American students in this school system are far below the average of national test scores. There is a high incarceration rate for young male African-Americans and their unemployment rate is way above national norms.

The city’s school district is trying yet another complete reform of its system to try to address the problem facing the African-American community here. None of the previous reforms have seemed to help, and hopefully this one will.

I don’t know of any reform that has addressed what I see as one of the biggest needs for the African-American

Gov Scott says the public is worried about us teachers ? Really ??? LOL Check your ratings, sir… not too refreshing, eh? Pink Slip Rick « Continuing Change

Gov Scott says the public is worried about us teachers ? Really ??? LOL Check your ratings, sir… not too refreshing, eh? Pink Slip Rick « Continuing Change:

Gov Scott says the public is worried about us teachers ? Really ??? LOL Check your ratings, sir… not too refreshing, eh? Pink Slip Rick

Let’s see… Florida teachers are ranked in the TOP five for teacher effectiveness …

“Florida’s schools have sharply improved in the past several years and are now ranked fifth in the nation, according to a yearly report by Education Week magazine. Teachers are doing something right”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/09/education/09florida.html

But, our Florida governor is ranked one of the FIFTH WORST…

Here is a list of five

For-Profit College Rules Scaled Back After Lobbying - NYTimes.com

For-Profit College Rules Scaled Back After Lobbying - NYTimes.com:

With Lobbying Blitz, For-Profit Colleges Diluted New Rules

WASHINGTON — Last year, the Obama administration vowed to stop for-profit collegesfrom luring students with false promises. In an opening volley that shook the $30 billion industry, officials proposed new restrictions to cut off the huge flow of federal aid to unfit programs.

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Cass R. Sunstein, the White House official who oversees rulemaking, described the industry’s aggressive efforts regarding for-profit schools as “extreme.”

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Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010 - Letters (CA Dept of Education)

Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010 - Letters (CA Dept of Education):


December 9, 2011

Dear County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, School Business Officials, and Nutrition Service Directors:

CHILD NUTRITION REAUTHORIZATION 2010: INDIRECT COST GUIDANCE

The California Department of Education (CDE) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recognize the complexity that local educational agencies (LEAs) face in allocating costs amongst various federal and non-federal programs. As part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the USDA recently released a 113-page guidance manual for charging indirect costs to the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program; the CDE’s Nutrition Services Division notified LEAs of the USDA’s new guidance in a September 2011 Management Bulletin. To further assist LEAs in adhering to federal cost allocation requirements, additional indirect cost guidance can be found on the CDE Indirect Cost Rates Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/ac/ic/ and on the USDA Food and Nutrition Service Program Policy Web document at http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/Policy-Memos/2011/SP41-2011_os.pdf (PDF; 1MB; 113pp.; Outside Source).

I encourage all county and district superintendents and charter school administrators to work with their food service directors and business officials to become knowledgeable about federal cost allocation requirements and the recently issued USDA guidance. Failure to comply with the applicable federal regulations in allocating indirect costs may result in noncompliance with federal regulations and negatively impact food services, including the cafeteria fund.

Insufficient documentation for direct costs to the cafeteria fund will also have negative consequences. For example, federal requirements prohibit LEAs from transferring cafeteria funds to the general fund for current and prior year costs that are not properly supported by source documentation, such as personnel activity reports to substantiate the actual amount of staff time spent on food service activities or, as another example, original vendor invoices substantiating allowable food service costs.

If you have any questions regarding this subject matter, please contact Janet Jendrejack, Manager, Nutrition Programs Administration, by phone at 916-323-4100 or by e-mail at jjendrejack@cde.ca.gov.

Sincerely,

Tom Torlakson

TT/jj

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