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Monthly Archives: September 2015
Florida superintendents released a strongly worded statement today saying that they have lost confidence in the current accountability system.
by: Marlene Sokol|Tampa Bay Times
September 21, 2015
A seven-year effort to put better teachers in Hillsborough County schools is costing the system millions of dollars more than officials projected. And the district’s partner in the project, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is spending $20 million less than expected. The numbers, found in recent reports, differ significantly from what was commonly understood about the high-profile partnership, known as Empowering Effective Teachers. The district was to raise $102 million for its part, much of it by aggressively pursuing grants from local corporations and other entities. Gates was to kick in $100 million, for a total of $202 million. But as the project stands in its final year, the district’s contribution will total $124 million in money and labor, while the Gates organization is paying only $80 million, the reports state. What’s more, the district has put the…
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Help ELLs join the mainstream by having them read a book every day, planning multi-modal lessons, shortening your lessons, and making sure that they write.
This is racist behavior. We are emphasizing the otherness of an entire group of people to put ourselves over and above them.