Monday, November 11, 2013

11-11-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum

Seattle Schools Community Forum:

KIRO 7 District Budget Investigations
Here's the first story, overtime pay for exempt employees and sick leave pay out.More to come.

Mann Building Update
Water/electricity/heat are shut off.  Illegal tenants have a generator running and "guards" at the building.  There are many more signs up on the fence and black plastic draping the stairs.Naturally, there have been no classes going on and most educational materials are being stored in the portable at the site.KIRO reported receiving a voice mail asking them to not shine their camera lig

Learn To Code
There is a big push throughout the country for all students (heck, everybody) to learn to code.  Do I know how?  Nope but I think it's a fine idea.  It allows everyone to tweak or invent.  Here's the latest from UW's Department of Computer Science & Engineering.Computer Science Education Week is December 9-15, 2013 but never too soon to start planning. What's an Hour of Code?It's a one-hour in

Late Start Petition
If you are interested, read the petition and sign it.  It has over 3500 signatures already.

Job Board
Hey, Education Activists! Looking for a way to make a vocation of your avocation? Want to follow your passion? Do you believe that if you do what you love you'll never work a day in your life? Here's an opportunity!Teach for America is looking for a Development Manager in Seattle.Want to work for the District? There are exciting opportunities such as:Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finan

District Scorecard
The Board will conduct a work session to discuss the District Scorecard on Wednesday, the 13th, starting at 4:30pm.Here is a link to the scorecard. You will notice that while the district made positive annual change on 20 of the 23 measures for Academic Growth and Student Outcomes, and has seen positive change over the baseline on 21 of the 23 measures, the District has met only 1 of the 23 target

Slow the Train? Have a One-Year Plan? Full Speed Ahead?
As I wrote for the Seattle Schools This Week thread:FINAL Work Session: Growth Boundaries - Wednesday, November 13th,  5:30-7:30 pm.  This is big because it will most likely be the first viewing of Director amendments to the plan and the discussion around it.  If you can only attend one meeting, this one is it.  The agenda has no presentation attached (and I doubt it will until Wednesday but I wil
11-10-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Rules of Engagement at MannFrom the great and thorough coverage at Central District Melissa Westbrook / 27min 11-9-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum WeekSeattle Schools Community Forum:Seattle Schools Community ForumMann Building UpdateThe Latest:Based on information I got today at the BEX Oversight Committee meeting, I knew that it was likely that an atte