Last week the state held two roundtable discussions, one at each school potentially targeted for … Read more about Dever and Holland Communities Attend Roundtable Discussions to Present on Fate of Schools
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From the New York Times, a report on how the odds-on favorite to become mayor may change the … Read more about No More Free Rent for Charters in New York
From the Atlantic Monthly "Richard Ingersoll taught high-school social studies and algebra in … Read more about Why Do Some Teachers Quit?
Flexible Spending Plan Saves Money for Members: A while ago the BTU negotiated with the city on a … Read more about Flexible Spending Plan Now in Open Enrollment
Benefit Seminar Announced for 403b, SMART Plans Plus More SAVE THE DATE: Health insurance? … Read more about Benefits, Salary Increase, Seminar & More
In the Pittsburgh PS, how much testing is enough? from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette... "Get those … Read more about Students: On Your Mark, Get Set, Do Bubble Sheet
Good day, all. State Representative Martin Walsh defeated at-large City Councilor John Connolly by … Read more about Martin Walsh defeated at-large City Councilor John Connolly
From an Op-Ed in the Washington Post: What happens if America loses its unions? What would … Read more about Race to the Bottom
Learning from the last 20 years before we jump into the next wave of ed … Read more about Citizens for Public Schools Event: Look Before You Leap Learning from the last 20 years before we jump into the next wave of ed reform. Lesley University, 1815 Mass. Ave., amphitheater – room 2-150, 7:00 to 8:30pm, Wednesday, Nov. 13. (Near the Porter Square subway station.) Massachusetts state leaders are preparing to adopt a new system of high stakes tests that has more tests in more grades. Meanwhile, the legislature is considering proposals to allow additional charter schools. Before we commit to escalating the changes launched 20 years ago, let’s look at what has happened so far. Citizens for Public Schools will lead the discussion, based on their report, Twenty Years After Education Reform, released in June. Come share your experiences with ed reform and hear about the plans for the new, bigger battery of high-stakes tests called “PARCC.” The forum is organized by state Sen. Pat Jehlen, with support from the Cambridge Education Association, Mayor Henrietta Davis, Like Minded Parents, and members of the Cambridge legislative delegation.