Sunday, May 27, 2012

Seattle Schools Week of March 29-June 1

Wednesday, May 30th
Work Session: Special Education from 4-5:30 p.m. at JSCEE - no agenda available yet.

Thursday has two great events on solutions, yes solutions, that education experts are going to be presenting to parents and communities.  I have a feeling that this discussion will not be around charters, testing and TFA so if you want to hear different expert voices, attend one of these meetings.

Thursday, May 31st
Community &  Parents for Public Schools (CPPS) Annual Meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at JSCEE

Agenda: CPPS Highlights for Year, Parents' Bill of Rights Overview, Guest Speakers, Board Election. 
"Building Quality Neighborhood Public Schools: What Can We Do?"
Speakers:  Dr. Margery B. Ginsberg, Associate Professor of Education at UW and co-director of the AIM Center at Cleveland High School
Dr. Joshua Garcia, Federal Way Public Schools' Assistant Superintendent of Teaching for Learning. 
More info: cppsofseattle.org

Parents Across America-Seattle
"Moving Forward in Public Education: Ideas That Work"
WHAT: What does work in education? What do at-risk kids need from their schools?
What do educators working in our classrooms need in order to be successful?
What are some of the greatest obstacles to educating our children in public
schools? What are some of the success stories? 

Panelists include:
• Dr. Margit McGuire, Professor and Director, Seattle University╩╝s Teacher
Education Program
• Sharon Okamoto, Principal, Seattle Urban Academy
• Rita Green, parent and PTA vice-president, Rainier Beach High School
• Marquita Prinzing, teacher, Sanislo Elementary School 

WHERE:   Rainier Beach High School Auditorium 
8815 Seward Park Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98118 

WHEN:  Thursday, May 31st at 6:30 PM 

SPONSOR: Sponsored by Parents Across America-Seattle in conjunction with
  Save Our Schools Northwest 
Saturday, June 2nd
School Board Retreat from 10 am - 5 p.m. - no agenda available yet.
Superintendent Banda indicated that he will be attending this retreat.  Retreats are open to the public.  

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