SPS tweet this morning:
Afternoon bus routes in Central District might be impacted by Sanders rally and Sakura-Con. Parents will be notified of major delays.Are you going to the Democratic caucuses? I am. It may be old school but it is one of the most truly democratic experiences you can ever have - talking to neighbors and others about who should sit in the White House. More on this in a separate thread as both Dems have pretty disappointing views on K-12 public education.
Oh look, Teach for America is laying off workers (oddly, sending 250 packing but hiring for 100 new positions.) From Diane Ravitch:
Despite the flashy celebration at TFA’s 25th Anniversary Summit held in Washington D.C. last month, TFA did not meet its recruiting target for the second year in a row.
2015 was the first time in its history that TFA laid off employees, and now it’s happening again.
In addition to the staff layoffs and job restructuring, Villanueva Beard told TFA employees that the Office of The Chief Diversity Officer (OCDO) will be eliminated in September. Despite TFA’s self-professed commitment to diversity (it’s one of the organization’s core values), the decision to eliminate the OCDO comes only months after the new chief diversity officer was announced on TeachForAmerica.org.Taking sides in a disrespectful tweet from a Tumwater high school student to his principal, this story from The Olympian. What is the correct punishment for a student who gets mad at a principal after being reprimanded for too many late arrivals to class/school and tweets, "Eat my (expletive) ,Broome.) Is this free speech (apparently not, according to several other high school cases?)
Nominate your school to participate in the 2016 National Fitness Champion campaign. Your school could win a $100,000 fitness center. This is sponsored by the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils.
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