Thanks to a reader about the article at Crosscut about how, over the last six months, six Interagency students have died (either by shootings or suicide). I take a little exception to the reporter's comment about this going "unnoticed" by the community at large. Newspaper reports on murders of youth do not always say where the student went to school, nor are most teen suicides reported. (And, of course, the district has said nothing about this pattern.)
Flamin' Hot Cheetos a "smart snack?" Apparently so under new Obama administration school food guidelines (and tweaks of the snack by Frito-Lay).
Interesting article about the "Minneapolis Miracle" in The Atlantic including how that city has spread the wealth in jobs, low-income housing and yes, good schools.
Why tell the truth about Common Core? That's a good question for OSPI's Ready WA organization. They say - in a multi-language handout - that "The standards, which set learning expectations for students at every grade level, have been developed and voluntarily adopted by more than 40 states."
That's some wordsmithing there because all they really say is "standards were developed" and then lead you think it was by the states. No, those standards were NOT developed by the states and it's wrong to say they were. The standards were developed by two private state leaders organizations via Bill Gates' money.
I went to the BTA IV meeting at Nathan Hale last night. Not so helpful and a lot of bland talk. More on this in a separate thread.
What's on your mind?