Concord International Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is hosting an informational meeting on testing and student assessment of learning. Dr Wayne Au, an expert in educational equity, high stakes testing, and educational policy studies will be presenting. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the South Park Neighborhood Center (8201 10th Ave S). For more information, please contact the Concord PTA president, Robin Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association for Computing Machinery, Code.org, the Computer Science Teachers Association, the Cyber Innovation Center, and the National Math and Science Initiative partnered with states, school districts, and the computer science education community in creating the Framework, which promotes a vision in which all students critically engage in computer science issues, approach problems in innovative ways, and create computational artifacts with a personal, practical, or community purpose.
Learn more from the new K12CS website here. Check out the video here. One-pager here.
Interesting article from Scientific American, Big Pharma’s Manufactured Epidemic: The Misdiagnosis of ADHD.
One area high school turns the "homecoming court" on its head. Good for them. From KING-5:
This year, students at Monroe High are deposing the customary crowning of a king and queen and opting for more of a "royal family." Instead of a handful of "cool kids" being selected to the homecoming court, 48 students from all walks of life have been nominated from every school club and team.What's on your mind?
Those 48 students will be pared down to two winners. The key factor in the decision-making process involves a food drive for the local food bank. The students who collect the most food will win. The winners will be chosen by their achievements and not by gender.