The district's website states that:
Logins to our websites and other systems will not be available Saturday, morning starting at 6 a.m. for planned maintenance. We will bring services back as quickly as possible and apologize for any inconvenience.
Looks like Kansas will join Washington as a state where courts are finding that their legislature is not fully funding education. Their case has now gone to their Supreme Court. This "throwing more money at it" idea seems more and more off. I think we can all agree that changes needs to happen but change - whether ed reform or common sense - DOES come with costs.
Good story from NPR on juvenile incarceration. The overall numbers are going down but, as you would suspect, not for Hispanic/African-American youth AND the number of girls is going up. The good news is that if there is outreach/supports, many of these kids will then "age out" of some behaviors that would have gotten them in trouble.
Other good story comes from NBC on the value of two 15-minute a day meditation sessions at a troubled middle and high school (the high school had been dubbed "the Fight School.") Their suspension rates are down by 70% and test scores have risen modestly. I wish more districts would embrace this thinking.
What's on your mind?