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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Banda To Hold Family And Community Meetings

From the Seattle Council PTSA (co-presidents this year, Lauren McGuire and Rita Sheckler):

Seattle Public Schools is partnering with the Seattle Council PTSA to hold five family and community meetings this fall with Superintendent Banda. We invite you to come and meet Superintendent Banda, and hear his vision for Seattle Public Schools. 

 Central: September 17, 6-7:30pm at Mercer Middle School, 1600 S Columbian Way, Seattle, 98108
Southeast: September 18, 6-7:30pm at Rainier Beach High School, 8815 Seward Park S., Seattle, 98118
Northeast: October 1, 6-7:30pm at Bryant Elementary School, 3311 NE 60 St., Seattle, 98115
West Seattle: October 2, 6-7:30pm at Concord International Elementary School, 723 S Concord St., Seattle, 98108
Northwest: October 8, 6-7:30pm at Hamilton International Middle School, 1610 N 41 St., Seattle, 98103

10 comments:

Anonymous said...


What's going on with the Seattle Urban Teacher Residency Program, that collaboration
between the College of Education, Seattle Public Schools, and the Alliance for Education+ funded by the Seattle Foundation? http://www.scribd.com/doc/58110593/Data-to-Plan-Urban-Teacher-Residency
http://www.alliance4ed.org/utrprogramdirector.asp

Who has been hired as the program director?


--Old School Music

mirmac1 said...

Good question, OSM. As one of her last acts, Wendy London reported on the UTR - yet another ed reform initiative to distract and confuse SPS' efforts to stick to the knitting.

Seattle Urban Teacher Residency Program

Got all the usual buzzwords "prepare teachers for the complexity of teaching in the 21st century", "program management", "coaching", "strategic placement in high-needs schools"

What about retention (TFA's is 50% in Seattle 3 out of 6 are hasta la vista baby). What about recruitment for diversity? What about less what LEV wants and more best practices?

Jan said...

mirmac1: I don't necessarily want teacher names, but could you identify (maybe by school and subject taught) the original 6 and the 3 who are gone? And are they gone at the end of year 1, year 2, or later?

Trying to keep my TfA ducks in a row!

Thanks

mirmac1 said...

Aki - three SS/LA - one gone
WMS - one SpED - gone
SS - Elem
RBHS - Bilingual, oops, Spanish - gone

Melissa Westbrook said...

And, as well, one of them in Federal Way cut out a couple of months into his/her stint.

Anonymous said...


mirmac 1:
Thanks! You are absolutely correct; adding more of these ed deforms exist to distract and confuse.


--Old School Music

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