SPS press release on math adoption. Next steps:
Next, the recommendation goes to the IMC for its approval that the math
adoption process was appropriately followed. From there, the
Superintendent will review the recommendation, which will then be
introduced to the full School Board at its May 21 meeting. The board is
scheduled to vote on the math program at its June 4 meeting.
Did you know that the most important thing to get done for public education in Washington State is to get the NCLB waiver back? Hint: it's not. From Crosscut.
Yesterday, a traditional day for high school seniors to receive admittance letters from higher education institutions, also saw the Obama administration release a list of 55 colleges being investigated over their handling of sexual assaults. WSU made the list.
From New Jersey, a story about 62 seniors arrested in Teaneck, N. J. over a senior prank. They put petroleum jelly on doorknobs (not nice), hotdogs in lockers (also not nice) and urinated in the hallways (very wrong). Plus furniture damage, graffiti and balloons and silly string. (The students over 18 are being charged as adults. A good conversation to have with your senior about the difference between being charged as a juvenile and being charged as an adult.)
Selfie while you cross the stage to graduate, yay or nay? (I'd say nay if only because you might trip.)
Upcoming threads: Louis CK on CCSS (brilliant), high school news and a story about how the old-timey direct instruction works for one district. Oh, and using institutional memory to forecast the future for our district.
I was very weather-happy the past couple of days but now it's time now to snap out of that reverie.
What's on your mind?