Monday, April 28, 2014

4-28-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum

Seattle Schools Community Forum:

Impact Philanthropy (Or, Ed Reform for the Young and the Restless)
You'd think our current Democratic administration would have more to do than host a convention for "100 young philanthropists and heirs to billionaire families" at the White House but apparently not.  From the NY Times:Their name tags read like a catalog of the country’s wealthiest and most influential clans: Rockefeller, Pritzker, Marriott. They were there for a discreet, invitation-onl

Kindergarteners - Get with the System
I come to this issue because of two recent stories about kindergarteners.One was from Oregon where - guess what?  Bad news about testing kindergarteners for "school readiness."  Two state official up the food chain in public education in Oregon called the kindergartener readiness results "sobering."It is important to have a baseline for each child.  But this pressure of testing
4-27-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle Schools This WeekTuesday, April 29thWork Session: Board Self-Evaluation/Superintendent Evaluation, 4:30-6:00 pm; Executive Session, 6:00-6:30 pm.Wednesday, April 30Work Session: Special Education, 4:00-5:30 pm.  AgendaWork Session: Capital Projects, 5:30-7:00 pm.  Agenda not yet available.Friday, May 2ndKimball Elementary Art Walk from 3 pm to 6 pm.Saturday