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The Seattle Opt Out Group will meet on February 10th at the Beacon Hill Library at 6pm to hear from educator Rachel Eells.
Ms. Eells is a teacher at Garfield High School who is involved with a group of educators who traveled to New York to learn about how the New York Performance Standards Consortium implements and manages performance-based assessments for students. This is a viable alternative to high stakes standardized testing.
Join us on Feb. 10 to begin to develop our options in Seattle, with Rachel informing our discussion.
Here is the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seattle-Opt-Out/430265387124998
Other dates and events to note:
Jan. 26 (Mon.) Nathan Hale High School forum on testing at 7:00 pm.
A moving letter from Jill Hudson, Principal, here: http://halehs.seattleschools.org/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1708872/File/Testing_Dr.Hudson.2014.pdf?sessionid=2330a13c853e48fbb55fa1580105fe57
Jan. 28 (Wed.) More Than a Score bookgroups, various locations: https://seattleducation2010.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/more-than-a-score-reading-groups/
Feb. 5 (Th.) Parents and Friends of Tacoma Public Schools Opt-Out information night, 6pm, University of Puget Sound: https://www.facebook.com/events/1561528077421741/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
Feb. 10 (Tues.) Seattle Opt Out Group meeting, Beacon Hill Library, 6pm, discussion about the NY Performance Standards Consortium
Feb. 16 (Mon.) Washington BATS (BadAssTeachers) Rally in Olympia.
Feb. 25 (Wed.) Common Core State Standards presentation with educator J. Wilson, Northgate Library, 6pm: https://seattleducation2010.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/an-outstanding-presentation-on-the-common-core-standards-in-seattle/
For further information, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.