We’re baaack! Lots of great things happening in our schools today. Teachers and staff are energized. Students seem happy. President Obama’s speech is expected to be watched in many schools. The new superintendent, Jeff Young, has told principals his personal sense is that its a good thing for American students to hear from their President that school is important and that they should put forth their best effort this year. However, he asked asked that any student or family who objects to watching the address be provided with a proper alternative.
Unrelated, EDWeek, a weekly magazine that covers education from a national perspective, lauded the Tobin School as a “Turnaround School That Works.” To read the article, go to http://www.edweek.org The article mentions the planning and strategic polling of parents in determing what programs are attractive to the community.