We spent the week guest blogging over at Eduwonk.com, the Ed Reform blog by Bellwether Education Partners' Andrew Rotherham. Here's a round-up of all of the posts from Monday, October 3 to Friday, October 7.
Over at the StudentsFirst blog today, I offer my take on where things stand after the recent ruling in the co-location lawsuit filed by the UFT and NAACP:
The question is where do we go from here? School leaders and teachers are focusing on opening their doors in a month's time. But the UFT and NAACP have vowed to continue their court battle.
When charter school critics wax eloquent about traditional school districts, I always wonder (sometimes out loud) when they became enamored of the Department of Education bureaucracy. I know many principals and teachers don’t share that affection.
I sat across the aisle from Clifford Thomas at the PEP meeting yesterday. He looked bone tired. Cliff grew up in the projects, eventually making his way to Harvard. He has now returned to New York to start a public charter school in CSD 19.