Sunday, March 27, 2011

Meetings This Week

Monday, March 28th
Board Committee Meeting - Curriculum and Instruction
Agenda topics:  science adoption delay, AP Science and Social Studies, high school social studies adoption committee, middle school language arts adoption committee, K-5 General music adoption commitee, promotion/retention policies, homework policies

Tuesday, March 29th 
  • Superintendent Chat from 8-9 am at the Central library downtown (10th Floor)
  • The Source Informational Night for Latino Families - Campana Quetzal will be hosting this event at 6:30 p.m. in the RBHS library.  Families will learn to use the Source and how to create an e-mail account.  The workshops will be in Spanish.  
  • Superintendent coffee with members of the East African community from 6:30-8:00 p.m. - there is no location given for this; I'll try to find out where.  
  • There is also another diversity speaker lecture.  This one is Brian C. Johnson about framing diversity through modern film.  It is very 6-8 p.m. at headquarters. (My aside; this is all good and well but do we really have the money for this?  Is this considered professional development?)
Wednesday, March 30th
Seattle Council PTSA meeting - This will feature the new CFO, Robert Boesche and Dr. Enfield who will hear feedback on the school budgeting process.   This will be at the headquarters from 7-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 31st
Superintendent Coffee with members of the Native American community from 6:30-8:00 p.m.   No location given. 

4 comments:

dan dempsey said...

Adding to this week's events. Wed March 30th at 9:30 AM Pierce County Superior Court - Recall Sufficiency Hearing for Randy Dorn.

CT said...

OT, but there's an article on the cheating in D.C. Schools under Rhee that is worth a read.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2011-03-28-1Aschooltesting28_CV_N.htm

-CT

Lori said...

thanks, CT. That article needs its own thread. Unbelievable that Rhee and the involved principals thought they could get away with such flagrant cheating or simply turn a blind eye to it and never be caught. WOW.

This reminds me a little of those stupid criminal stories you hear and wonder what the person was thinking. I mean, if you're going to change students' answers, you should probably be subtle about it, right? Change enough to increase scores but don't change so many that it's truly unbelievable. Wonder if this was hubris or simply stupidity. Either way, shouldn't be shocking when you pin someone's livelihood to students' test results.

Anonymous said...

SPS prevailed on math text book adoption case at court of appeals today. Dan, any plans to keep going with this?

Mike D