- The Detroit teachers union ratified its new contract today, with 63 percent of teachers in favor.
- In the UK, students and parents can now bring complaints about schools to a local ombudsman.
- Paterson got a bit personal calling out a superintendent for complaining about funding.
- When students hand in work that looks like this, “data alone is not an answer,” writes Pissed Off Teacher.
- What exactly is “adequate yearly progress” for restaurant food? a blogger asks.
- A teacher questions the wisdom of fighting individual school closings, calling for a policy fight instead.
- Ed in the Apple wonders if the union can convince PEP members to save schools.
- Norm Scott has footage of last week’s raucous PEP meeting.
- The Alliance for Quality Education has a long list of tasks for new SED Commissioner David Steiner.
- Chase Bank is funding the installation of 90 exterior security cameras at Chicago high schools.
- Junk science should not lead teachers to disregard all research, writes Robert Pondiscio.
- 575 DOE officials making over $100,000 a year will get raises.
- A New Orleans school building is reopening (as a charter school) after being ravaged by Katrina.
- School districts have to agree to split any RttT winfall 50/50 with the state if they want to participate.
- For public school parents, getting holiday gifts for teachers can be downright awkward.
- And Happy Holidays from Chancellor Joel Klein.
Remainders: Paterson trades barbs with supes over school aid
By Maura Walz