|Fun at Teacher Appreciation Day at Arbor Heights Elementary.|
I happened to be checking what schools require uniforms (I believe there are only 3-4 elementaries). K-5 STEM is one of them. From their webpage, the school certainly has quite a different feel to it. For example, they have four sections to their Uniforms page and the FAQ is really long and fairly strict. I can only say that you would have a problem getting most kids on the autism spectrum to abide by these rules (they say they make a case-by-case exception for kids with special needs).
Also, to put on your calendar, there will be a showing of the film, "Standardized; Lies, Money and Civil Rights, How Testing is Ruining Public Education" on Wednesday, May 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the NW Film Forum. The movie is free and sponsored by Seattle Education and Parents Across America, Seattle.
The push is on for the NCLB waiver. I always smile because you can tell when the ed powers that be in Seattle decide it's time for a topic. First, there was a push at Crosscut where we are told the most important thing to do for Washington State public education, right now, is to get that waiver back. Then, the Times had an op-ed that said that Hispanic parents would be confused if their children's schools were labelled failing. I would venture that that would depend on what their school and district tell them the reason for that label is.
The fate of over 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped from a boarding school by terrorists is unclear. All these girls and their parents wanted was for them to be educated. The terrorists who have them say they will sell them. I urge you to write to your US congressperson or senator and ask them to support efforts to find and free these girls. If you use Twitter, please use the hashtag: #BringBackOurGirls.
What's on your mind?