My colleagues in student data privacy are warning against anyone taking this so-called "most used word" Facebook quiz. Read this article and see if you agree; if so, warn your kids.
Ever wanted to know more about school emergency and safety programs. I found this great page at OSPI chock-full of good info.
The Times has a lot to say over a couple of days.
First, their editorial on funding charter schools (which we all knew was coming.) I did find this editorial a bit tepid which surprised me.
They keep on the meme that it's all about a "technical fix" (replacing the hilarious "glitch") when it's nothing of the sort. The charter initiative was poorly written and left the charter schools in a limbo about whether they were common schools or not.
They also wring their hands over the final decision from the Supremes coming on the day that charter schools bused supporters to Olympia. As if the Supreme Court would be checking who comes to Olympia on any given day. Again with that push that the Supreme Court is trying to be "mean."
The other editorial is - and wait for this one- they believe that the Superintendent's raise should actually be tied to outcomes. Where have they been for a decade or more? This should ALWAYS be the case but I guess better late than never.
They list the things that Nyland has done as told by President Sherry Carr including the initiative for African-American males. But they are not happy about the broken relationship with the Alliance for Education.
They have this odd pairing of words that I'm not sure I can decipher:
Being largest in the state doesn't mean Seattle is the best nor the best if could be. The district must aim higher.
But they end:
Nyland should use the next few years to prove the district is making a worthy investment in him.
What's on your mind?