Susan’s Choice: Will Seattle’s new interim school superintendent lead the district in the right direction? Or will it be business as usual behind a more friendly facade?
‘We must restore public trust,’ cited the Seattle School Board directors over and over again in March as they wrung their hands over the costly $1.8 million fraud scandal that … Continue reading
Seattle’s Fired Superintendent, Maria Goodloe-Johnson, on the short list for Newark School District’s top spot: Seattle says Huh??? — and Heads-up!
Seattle’s controversial and recently fired school superintendent, Maria Goodloe-Johnson, is a potential contender for school superintendent of Newark, reports the Newark Star Ledger (“Newark schools superintendent search narrowed to 2 … Continue reading
The Great Ed Reform Swindle From the since de-beatified “Texas Miracle” of 2000 that inspired the creation of George W. Bush’s “No Child Left Behind,” to the latest revelations about … Continue reading
For the Record… It looks like the Broad Foundation is actively trying to whitewash the history of their Superintendent Academy graduate, Maria Goodloe-Johnson, who was fired by the Seattle School … Continue reading
“This is a major decision for SPS. There are substantial up-front and on-going costs [associated with the MAP® test].” – Jessica DeBarros, Broad Resident, Brad Bernatek, Director, Research Evaluation & … Continue reading
Here some thoughts on a number of items that have been in the news lately. Business as Usual at SPS? Many of us were shocked to read that the Seattle … Continue reading
MAP test manufacturer warns: MAP test should NOT be used to evaluate teachers. — So why is Seattle Public Schools doing just that?
The manufacturer of the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP®) student assessment test, the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), sent a memo to the Charleston County School Board in Oct. 2010, warning … Continue reading
UPDATE 2/27/11: Director Kay Smith-Blum is the first school board member to issue an official response to the scandal: Kay Smith-Blum, Seattle School Board, District 5 Reaction to Criminal Probe … Continue reading
The End of the road for Seattle School Supt. Goodloe-Johnson? Fraud Scandal Rocks Seattle’s School District; Many call for Superintendent to be Fired
It’s hard to keep up with all the headlines that are flying fast and furious in the wake of the revelation earlier this week of a $1.8 million fraud scandal … Continue reading
Ed Reform Knickers in a Knot Apparently the Alliance for Education and the League of Education Voters – two organizations here in town with lots of foundation and business funding, … Continue reading