Unhappy with Pearson? Apparently you are not alone.
Speaking of Big Brother, here's the SBAC's "Guidance for Social Media Monitoring during the Field Test."
The State Senate is to drop its budget this week. Let's see how that fulfillment of McCleary is going and where they find the funding. I spoke to Speaker Chopp last week and that's pretty much all he would say. I note that when I mentioned that while I think preschool is great, that the Constitution says K-12 is the state's paramount duty and that I was worried about the push that both preschool and higher education are receiving this session. He said something to the effort that there would be more dollars for preschool but not in McCleary.
Whether it's in McCleary or not is not really the point. Because, frankly, education dollars are education dollars. I note that there's a new group, Why Not Us Washington that is pushing the Legislature to invest more in preschool. It's a group of child advocacy groups sponsoring this group that looks like it's mainly MomsRising. Interesting thing - preschool isn't even listed as one of Moms Rising's main issues. Oh wait, it's also sponsored by LEV.
Congratulations to Physical Ed teacher of the year (according to SHAPE America), Shelly Ellis. Ms. Ellis teaches PE and Health at Broadview-Thomson K-8.
And good luck to the Franklin Mock Trial team that is headed to the state competition this Friday. They have been past state and national champions. They took second this year to rival Seattle Prep at the county level and hope to best them at state.
What's on your mind?