17 Months Later: Discussion on Title I Teachers (video)

  Last year I filed a federal complaint against the school district because they would not allow discussion in a school board meeting about the revolving door of teachers in my neighborhood schools (Title I Schools). The federal investigation is ongoing. We did however, have a very productive discussion on this issue 17 months after I made the request, hey, but who’s counting….. See previous postings for background on the OCR Complaint: Ineffective Teachers –Part … Continue reading

3rd Equity Leadership Team Meeting!

The school district held it third Equity Team Leadership meeting on Thursday –June 26, 20014. Here is the agenda for the meeting and the handout The stated purpose of the Equity Leadership Team: “As a member of the Equity Team, you will participate in a monthly professional learning community focusing on and being accountable for personal, professional and institutional engagement in equity work. We will meet to deepen our learning of educational inequities and how … Continue reading

Is the School District Serious About Gang Prevention / Intervention?

  The latest statistics from the SLCPD tell us that gang membership is on the rise. Those statistics match the concerns that members of the community have expressed to me over the last few months. For the last two decades the school district has used a prevention / intervention program called Colors of Success. This program provides a fulltime case worker in the school that can work directly with a student and their family to … Continue reading