COMING UP THIS WEEK
Monday, Tuesday: The state Board of Education meets. On the agenda: An update on the status of school report cards, discussion of a new policy on the use of seclusion and restraint in schools, decisions about the third grade reading guarantee, the Department of Education’s state budget proposal, and discussion on hiring a new state superintendent. (Plus a school aide who could lose her license for losing one of her fifteen (15) children at Walmart, and an online school teacher under scrutiny for hiring a former student to do her work.)
Thursday: StudentsFirst holds a Columbus screening of Won’t Back Down, a movie about parent trigger laws.The laws allow parents petition to overhaul chronically underperforming schools. Last year’s state budget established a pilot parent trigger law for the Columbus School district.
Saturday: The Cleveland Teachers Union rallies and canvasses for President Barack Obama and Sen. Sherrod Brown. Featuring special guest American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten.