This Little Light Of Mine

Federal Register: Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program Purpose of Program: The Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) Grant Program aims to increase student achievement by improving the quality of new prospective teachers by enhancing the preparation of prospective teachers and the professional development activities for current teachers; holding teacher preparation programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs) […]

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Public Funds – Private Profits

Federal Register Applications for New Awards; Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grants to Non-State Educational Agency (Non-SEA) Eligible Applicants for Planning, Program Design, and Initial Implementation and for Dissemination CSP Grants to Non-SEA Eligible Applicants for Planning, Program Design, and Initial Implementation and for Dissemination. Purpose of Program: The purpose of the CSP is to increase […]

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Memorial Day

With the deepest respect and gratitude to all members of the military who have fought and died in an effort to bring peace to our world. Thank You.

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Data Worth Collecting

Any data on educating children worth collecting is information parents and teachers are privy to. Teachers collect data everyday on their students, their strengths, weaknesses, perspectives, attitudes, their belief systems, all pertinent information that, when focused on a positive path, will help guide students to personal and academic success. In Early Childhood Education, how children […]

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Testing Is Bad, The System Is Worse

This e-mail is being circulated amongst the concerned education community in Rochester. “On Thursday, May 22 at 5:30 p.m., a number of Rochester City School District students, parents and educators will be rallying for an end to the current obsession with high-stakes testing in public schools. We’re calling it a Day of Mourning, and despite […]

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A Little Clearer Please

While transparency issues with the Rochester City School District have been improving over the last few years, there are still some very cloudy areas when considering the management of School Board meetings, agendas, and minutes. School Board committee meetings are held one week before the regular business meeting. Board members are given new resolutions to […]

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