Empowering Educators: Success for All Students
A community discussion on new approaches to evaluation and compensation
and how it can work in our schools.
Monday, May 24th
Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)
3639 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S
Seattle, WA 98144
This event will also be available through live streaming video on our website.
During the 2010 legislative session, the Governor, education advocates and the legislature committed to pilot improved evaluations of teachers and principals that will likely become a statewide model. A work group was established to consider how educators in Washington are paid starting in 2011.
How will these changes affect kids? What do improved compensation and evaluation systems look like? What can Washington learn from other districts and states tackling these issues and how do we ensure that changes result in positive outcomes for educators and students?
Our panel represents national and local experts – Raegan Miller of The Center for American Progress, Jeff Wilson of The New Teacher Project, Alan Burke from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Superintendent Mary Alice Heuschel of the Renton School District and a Washington educator – and will address key issues related to empowering educators and ensuring success for all students. All are welcome to participate in the discussion.
(I'm fairly sure what I will hear given these panelists. But it's always good to go out there and hear the discussion even if you don't agree with the conclusions.)
City Council/Board Event
Councilwoman Sally Clark and Director Peter Maier are hosting a special community meeting on:
Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Schools
A Planning Primer: Demystifying Growth for Quality Neighborhoods and Schools
Monday, May 24th from 6-8 p.m. in the Eckstein Middle School Auditorium
Planning 101 (agenda to be discussed):
- Learning how neighborhoods, the City and the region anticipate, prepare and respond to growing and changing populations
- Understand how SPS plans for schools
- Find out about our growth goals for stronger neighborhoods
- Questions and feedback from the public
This could be interesting (especially "how SPS plans for schools" for which the answer seems to be "not a lot".) But I really do like Councilwoman Clark and she's a good listener.
So pick an event and go!