SFUSD Enrollment season is upon us! This Friday, letters go out to students and families letting them know which schools they can enroll in in this fall. Now that my girls are in the 3rd grade, it is easy to forget the anxiety and worry that many parents are currently feeling. They say: “Hindsight is 20-20.” With that in mind, I thought I’d take a moment to provide some perspective for parents who may be nervous right now.
The other morning… looking at a recent email (including personal attack) made me feel sick to my stomach. As if in response to some secret prayer to the Universe I didn’t even know about, while I was trying to think of how to respond (if at all), THIS POST came into my email inbox
Are our schools cultivating or killing our kids creativity? Ken Robinson shares some thoughts.
Now that I am a parent, and my girls are old enough, I want to watch this film with them. My girls are biracial (like me) and I think it will be meaningful for them to see our family represented in the mix of families presented.
I am so excited about math lately! I just learned about some great resources highlighted on the PBS Education site for teachers! Check out the new Math Is AweSum! collection which includes resources from Math at the Core (middle school Common Core State Standards (CCSS) aligned math resources), and Khan Academy (for grade 3-12), and more.
Did you know that STAR testing, (the CA State mandated standardized test) is going the way of the dinosaur? This spring the District will participate in a field testing of a new better assessment system. Read how this assessment is dramatically different from the old STAR test.
According to a recent survey only 58% of Americans know what the Common Core Standards are. How are educators going to sell, let alone communicate, proposed improvements if parents don’t understand the basic premise of what we are talking about?
Next year will be the first year that SFUSD will implement a NEW course sequence aligned with the new Common Core State Standards in Math (CCSS-M). SFUSD Commissioner Rachel Norton identified a key question on parents minds, “Is the rigor students need going to be represented in the new course sequence?” This is a good question. Nonetheless, I believe there is a more important conversation going on.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela