School Closings Chicago Board

February 24, 2012 by · Comments Off on School Closings Chicago Board 

School Closings Chicago Board, They came from across the city Wednesday, on foot and by the busload, many arriving before 5 a.m., to plead in vain that the Chicago school board reject plans to close or “turn around” 17 struggling schools.

For 3 1/2 hours, upset parents and community leaders, civic activists and union officials, teachers and students took their turns at the microphone. Some complained that they had been left out of the process. Some said they felt disrespected. Others said the conditions at the schools that Chicago Public Schools targeted aren’t as bad as the district wants people to believe.

At the end of the emotionally charged meeting, almost four hours after the community testimony had ended, board members quickly and unanimously approved the district’s full slate of closings, turnarounds and phaseouts. The handful of residents who had waited until 6 p.m. for the…

School Closings In New York

January 12, 2011 by · Comments Off on School Closings In New York 

School Closings In New York, NEW YORK (CBS 2) – It’s a waiting game to see if New York City children go to school Wednesday.

And some parents are angry, saying call late Mayor Michael Bloomberg will leave them scrambling for childcare, reports CBS 2, Demetra Gani.

We expect a mess of snow when we wake up Wednesday morning, but students and teachers can just get a snow day. The problem is that they will have to wait 5 hours for understanding. This is a problem for many parents, especially because the mayor has already declared an emergency weather.

When Ganya reached out to the Ministry of Education about the call end to close the schools, she said that Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor of Education Cathie Black compare notes and make a final decision. However, many parents are begging for more of a heads-up.

“By tonight, at least 08 hours tonight. Let us know something, and then we can prepare for tomorrow, “one parent said Upper West Side.

When asked what she will do if she has to work and children are at home, the parent of Brooklyn said: “I do not really know. I’m stuck, just like last time. ”

This woman stayed home with the children during the storm on December 26 and she will do it again, but no faking sick.

“I am honest, because sometimes there is no way to commute to the streets the way they are,” she said.


January 12, 2011 by · Comments Off on, Since the evaluations of teachers are of great interest on the blog, I wanted to share a portion of an e-mail from a teacher to me and legislators are considering the idea, state Rep. Edward Lindsey, the participant’s answer to the e-mail and the letter that New York Chancellor Joel Klein wrote to his teacher explaining why he agreed to release efficiency ratings it once the courts have opened the door.

I think all three give a fairly good summary of pros and cons of this highly explosive issue. I think it’s fair to say hundreds of response on the blog and personal emails to me that this is not an idea that Georgia teachers readily endorse.

And Rep. Lindsey replied:

You gave me a whole stream of consciousness to consider. As I discussed with Ms. Downey, the newsletter for teachers is one of many reforms seriously considered and should not be considered in isolation. We need to examine many areas of education, including curriculum in pre-K program, the number of standardized tests given, improving teacher quality, improving parental involvement The rate of school graduation, the program of technical studies, and the purse of hope. There is no single solution here and all questions must be on the table.

I also stressed the importance of Ms. Downey’s contribution to the teacher on the reforms put forward. That’s what I’m here now. The only thing I do not accept is that the status quo is acceptable. My constituents in general and our next generation, in particular deserve better. I understand clearly where you stand on the report cards of the teacher, but I also note your e-mail that you do not offer constructive reforms that you think help move the ball toward the before. I look forward to hearing from you again with such views.

And Chancellor Joel Klein NY Here, the letter of participating professors on why he agreed to release efficiency rating, pending a court challenge from New York teachers’ union member. The court has not acted yet on the release:

As you have probably read or heard several media recently published Freedom of Information (sheet) applications for the City, requires the Department to share teachers’ reports of data we provide schools and teachers in grades 4-8 each year. These reports use a method called, data?? Value added, the AU seeks to predict student performance based on factors outside a teacher, the AOS control (high levels of poverty, for example), then determines if a teacher, the students involved exceeded or below these expected test scores (teachers can still access their reports au”schools. http:// ‘/ Teachers / TeacherDevelopment / TeacherDataToolkit / GetYourReports / default.htm).

By controlling for factors beyond a teacher, the participant’s control is the fairest way the whole system; we must assess the real impact of teachers on student learning. And while the City, the AM and value-added method is not etched in stone, so the State legislation passed this spring, approved by teachers, unions AO, engaging to use value added data for all teachers. This is also why data on the value added is increasingly used throughout the country as part of a comprehensive system of teacher evaluation.

Fox 8 School Closings

January 12, 2011 by · Comments Off on Fox 8 School Closings 

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News 12

January 7, 2011 by · Comments Off on News 12 

News 12, (AP) – Teachers at Central Falls High School signed an agreement to return to their jobs last year after the entire staff was fired in a radical, last attempt to raise student achievement. But if the directors thought teachers would be grateful for a second chance, they were wrong.

Many teachers are not showing up for work, often shouting sick. Several abruptly quit during the first weeks of the school year. Administrators had to scramble to find qualified replacements and identified hundreds of student grades for absences of teachers.

The progress of school boards across the city – and the Obama administration – had hoped seems increasingly, and alarmingly elusive.

The problems come despite a labor contract that union leaders and administrators in this heavily immigrant city poor trumpeted as a breakthrough in Central Falls High, a wrestling school of nearly 840 students, where only 7 percent of the 11th-graders were competent in mathematics in 2009.

“I expected when everyone came to school there would not be a shared priority to ensure that everything was a success,” said state Education Commissioner Deborah Gist. “At this stage, we are concerned whether or not people will be able to let go of the past and work together to move forward.”

Exactly what causes all the problems is unclear, but both sides acknowledge persistent dissatisfaction with the firings and changes that followed.

Richard Kinslow, an English teacher who was not sick, crying, said a new management team that was established was inexperienced and did not provide support for teachers or take action against rampant discipline problems, including what he said was physical and verbal abuse to staff by students.

“We do not have a sense of clarity in our leadership. We do not have a clear idea of their mission or vision. Communication was, again, terrible,” said Kinslow. “If I’m going to be thrown into the bus by my supposed leaders every day, where is my hope? Where is my team? Why should I work?”

But he said he was hopeful that a team of mediators to come to school might encourage cooperation.

Central High Falls became Exhibit A in a national debate on education reform at the school board last February has authorized the firing of all teachers. The school has been identified as one of the worst condition, and after discussions with the union broke down, the superintendent used a new option created by the Obama administration, allowing the firing of teachers challenged schools stage.

President Barack Obama seemed to endorse the shooting; saying drastic measures may be justified when schools show no sign of improvement.

The White House declined comment this week.

After months of negotiations, the teachers have been rehired after agreeing to work another day in school, subject to more rigorous assessments and provide more academic support. At the time, Gist said that the changes would result in “dramatic realization.”

That did not happen.

More than a dozen teachers – and sometimes over 20 – about 90 staff persons were absent during an average day this fall, including six long-term leave, “said Central Falls School Superintendent Frances Gallo. Fifteen teachers have left since August, including six who quit after the return, if the directors said they had one vacancy to be filled.

“It’s extremely frustrating, but more than that, I think it is extremely unprofessional,” said Gallo. “Teaching is to get a black eye, and why? Because teachers are not all equal to their vocation. ”

The directors held more than 450 classes in the first quarter after having decided on the participation of teachers was too unequal to measure student performance.

A clutch of students disrupted classes last month, and the president of the American Federation of Teachers held a news conference to support teachers.

Some students said they were tired of negative attention, arguing that teachers are the scapegoats for problems beyond their control. But some also said there are teachers and administrators who are not equipped to deal with disciplinary and academic problems.

“If we do not work, they redirect us. They come to us out of the classroom. How do we learn to take a shot every day?” Frankie asked Dehoyos, 14, a freshman. But he added, “We should all be ashamed -. Not only teachers, students’

Some parents are angry – some of them teachers, some administrators at both sides.

“Teachers have used their sick days. Almost every day they are absent, so that students do not receive much education, “said Jose Ortiz, as his daughter, Kyara, a student Central Falls, translated from Spanish. “Students do not pay attention in class because teachers do not help them.”

Gallo said teachers’ absences have affected the positive developments in Central Falls, including new school on Saturday, a new math program – and the fact that nearly 20 teachers have not missed a day of work.

Very Hispanic Central Falls is the smallest city in the poorest and Rhode Island with a population of nearly 19,000. A quarter of families live in poverty and 65 percent speak a language other than English at home. The city is under the control of a receiver appointed by the state, which says its problems are so severe that Central Falls should consider merging with neighboring Pawtucket.

“It was not easy to be fired for failure to test results in English and math when they already know that children are not at that level when we give them tests,” said JoAnn Boss a Spanish teacher who was on long-term sick leave for this fall.

Gist said that the school could improve if it continues to monitor its reform plan, which sets targets to increase the academic competence, increasing the graduation rate and improving student discipline.

But she and other officials have acknowledged that other drastic measures such as school closure or the replacement of teachers may be considered if things do not improve quickly.

“There are good reasons to hope he can get better,” said Robert Flanders, president of the state Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education. “Because it can not be worse.”

Copyright © 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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