Here are some miscellaneous items:
Jose Banda in a 10-minute KUOW back-to-school interview. http://kuow.org/post/looking-ahead-school-year-superintendent-jos-banda
National PTA issues pablum-like press release on data use and a guide for parents which glosses over serious concerns everyone should have about what kind of data is being shared, the fact that parents have no rights to know about it, and the fact that parents have no ability to opt out: http://www.ptanewsroom.org/onevoice/?p=2326
Lengthy but good read on NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/15/magazine/no-child-left-untableted.html?ref=magazine
Thanks, Mary Griffin for those
I have a question about a form from the YMCA Community Learning Center authorizing the release of student information that is protected by FERPA for after-school activities for Hamilton students. Anyone know about that?
Kristin King, a Seattle parent, has a website that you will probably want to check out. Her most recent post is How to Check Out a Non-profit, http://kristinking.org/2013/09/13/how-to-check-out-a-nonprofit/.
Here's a long list of articles about boys in school. We presume institutionalized racism when discipline for African-Americans is four times that of non-black students. Boys are disciplined ten times as often as girls, so isn't that evidence of institutionalized sexism? Do teachers need to become culturally competent when it comes to boys?
How to Make School Better for Boys
Boys Have Deep Emotional Lives
Celebrate boys’ boyness – and work with it - The Globe and Mail
Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School - Atlantic Mobile
Bring it: Boys may benefit from aggressive play - Children's health
Why Boys Will Be Boys
Single gender classes: Is is time to separate some boys and some girls? | Comments From An Old Fart
Rough and Tumble 101
“You Be the Bad Guy”: A New Role for Teachers in Supporting Children’s Dramatic Play