Tuesday, May 20, 2008

FYI (and Out of the Blue)

Update: Still not on the SPS website as of Friday (5/23) morning. Why are they doing this?

This is from a flier that principals were directed to get out to parents this week.

Please join us in a tour of our progress and accomplishments.This is an excellent opportunity to review school and District data regarding the work and achievements of the past few years,including the 2007-08 school year.

YOU ARE INVITED to Seattle Public Schools first annual Data Fair:
Passport to Progress
May 27-29, 2008
John Stanford Center
2445 Third Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98134

Tuesday, May 27
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Visiting the Data (Static Displays)

Wednesday, May 28
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Visiting the Data (Static Displays)
Entertainment: Garfield Jazz Band

Thursday, May 29
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Visiting the Data (Static Displays)
1-1:15 p.m.: Superintendent Maria L. Goodloe-Johnson, Ph.D.:Welcoming Remarks 1:15-1:45 p.m.: Laura Besser and Barb Pitchford:Connecting the Data to Our Vision
1:45-2 p.m.: Questions and Answers
Entertainment: Summit K-12 Drummers
Leschi Elementary Choir
Concord Elementary Dancers
Dearborn Elementary SCATT

This event is not on the News and Calendars page of SPS nor was it in the School Beat for May 9th. That's a little suspicious.

This is all good and well but talk about short notice. Thursday's talks and Q&A are in the middle of the day and the displays are only open until 6. This seems a little like some sort of public relations event but I doubt that many in the public can (or will) go.

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