Sunday, May 18, 2014

5-18-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week

Seattle Schools Community Forum:

More Ed Reform, Same Pattern - Direction, Down
A fairly amazing week in national ed reform news. Common Core.- the Chicago Teachers Union issued a resolution against Common Core that was brilliant.- in NY state, a former Regent spoke out against Common Core, mostly because of the work that had gone into developing NY State standards (only to see them tossed aside).   - from the right, came Peggy Noonan (formerly President Reagan's speechwriter

School Road Safety Public Input Workshops
From the City of Seattle:Simply THE most important road safety meetings you can attend this year @SeattleDOT School Road Safety. Why? Starting in 2015, the School Road Safety Plan will prioritize millions in safety improvements every year around our schools. **Tuesday, May 20 at 6 PM to 7:30 PM SW Southwest Branch Seattle Public Library, 9010 35th Ave SW **Tuesday, May 27 at 6 PM to 7:30 PM Nor
Mapping Student Progress
Useful map from Education Next on how U.S. students perform vis a vis each other and students in other countries. Massachusetts comes out #1 in three out of the four percentages of students and 6th in the world.Washington State comes out in the middle of the pack internationally and 12th overall for the U.S.
Seattle Schools This Week
A very quiet week - for some reason - with just one event.  There are no director community meetings (and again, why can't they space them out so that there is at least one every Saturday - there's three next Saturday).Wednesday May 21stSchool Board meeting.  AgendaI note that the recognition this meeting is not for staff or students but for a departing Alliance for Education staff member.Under Su

5-17-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum:Seattle Schools Community ForumFriday Open ThreadSeattle's Central Library celebrates its 10-year birthday.  Lots of fun events starting today with a concert by Harry and the Potters and ending with a big party next Friday, May 23rd.  Music, temporary tattoos, cupcakes and a Lion Dance, starting at 10 a.m.Lots of awards for high school students.  From SPS Communicat