OSPI's Top Ten SBAC reasons - oh Arch Stanton, if you are out there, please make one for us.
Good article in Education Week from former SPS CAO Carla Santorno, now superintendent of Tacoma Public Schools.
And the biggest devil in the details is called "poverty". We have more
social economic disparity than any other country. The difference
between the "haves" and "haves not" in the U.S. is a gap unparalleled in
the Western world. We are the most powerful and wealthy society in
human history and yet somehow we have tolerated the discarding of a
large portion of our children to lives of poverty.
One of my principals at a high-poverty high school recounted that he
recently took 15 freshmen to an exhibit at the Pacific Science Center in
Seattle, 40 minutes away, 30 miles. For 13 of the 15 students it was
their first visit to Seattle.
The Mayor is having a Youth Opportunity Summit on Saturday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Rainier Beach High School. Summit is free, breakfast and lunch will be provided. All youth and adults are welcome but the target is youth of color ages 16-24.
This Summit is intended to launch a new conversation about how to build on the good work of our community partners through better alignment of resources, better coordination across systems and agencies, and through lifting up the voices of young people to address longstanding disparities.
If a candidate puts this:
Candidate for School Board Director at Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors
at the top of their Linkedin page, do you believe it? I do.
"Before" a film by Loyal Heights parent/filmmaker Terence Brown about 5th graders at the end of school. He wanted to capture their thoughts about how it feels to be 11, not really a kid but not quite a teenager. What do you remember about being 11 years old?
What's on your mind?