Yesterday was quite interesting for me, going to both the Charter Commission meeting as well as the Executive Committee meeting. It was quite the contrast - the CC being honest, deliberative and having questions answered by staff and the Executive Committee, well, more of the same.
If you have a teen daughter, the film, The Diary of a Teenage Girl (based on a graphic novel of the same name) is out today. I have not read the book but the NPR interview with the author on NPR's Fresh Air was eye-opening. If your daughter wants to see this, a heads up. (Not that I'm saying girls shouldn't see it but it is very adult content and something you might want to be aware of.)
Monday should be another busy ed news day. The Governor is having a meeting with legislators over the Supreme Court's ruling yesterday of the State being fined $100k a day for not meeting McCleary. This is not just Washington State. One legislator, Rep Matt Manweller (R-Ellensburg) tweeted out that the Court should be impeached (and I tweeted that maybe it's the legislators who should be and then I amended that to the correct action which would be recalled). The Court said nothing about 1351 but did talk about "class size reduction." I have been told there will be some kind of media availability - what do you think I should ask?
As well, Superintendent Randy Dorn will finally release the SBAC scores at a press conference in Olympia on Monday. (I will not be attending but I am setting up an interview with Dorn. I will probably get in three questions. Any suggestions?) I note that Superintendent Nyland, at the the Executive Committee meeting yesterday, said Seattle's scores had "dipped a bit" but it wasn't so bad. Naturally, this would mean he either was told about Seattle's SBAC scores or has them. I'll ask.
The Living Computer Museum is having a free admission day tomorrow from 10 am-5 pm with retro gaming, food trucks, 3D printed craft station and live music.
What's on your mind?