BLOGS: Around The Blogosphere
Hinojosa extends olive branch to teachers DISD Blog
DISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa took a step to heal strained relations with teachers -- who are angry that hundreds of their colleagues were recently laid off -- by publicly apologizing during a community symposium today.
U.S. Cities vs. The World
Students in six major U.S. cities–Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Houston, New York and San Diego–are performing as well or better in mathematics than 4th and 8th graders in other countries, according to a new study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR).
Troubled black boys… Whitmire
As always, Bill Cosby offers up some truth telling here, absent the usual filter of racial political correctness.
Double-Take Tom Toch
Combining the two school-rating strategies is the only way to accurately reflect schools' contributions to student learning while preserving the law's commendable commitment to getting low performers up to proficiency and giving schools meaningful incentives to improve the achievement of all students.
Student Commenting in Blogs & Wikis: How to Get the Quality John Norton
So you’ve jumped into Web 2.0, determined to teach your students those “21st Century skills” everybody’s talking about. You’ve set up a blog or wiki and have students commenting via the Internet. Now what?
Parent hits cop, arrested at son's school Detention Slip
Way to go mom! Your immaturity pretty much ruined your kids childhood.
School district says no tattoos on teachers Detention Slip
A unanimous vote decided that no teachers in the schools can have any part of a tattoo visible.