Another busy week without much time for blogging. In the meantime, a few items of interest:
The Iowa City school district will hold forums to hear public comment on its latest redistricting proposal – including on the issue of whether existing SINA transfers should be revoked – from 7:00 to 8:30 pm this Thursday, March 8, at City High, and from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on March 21 at Northwest Junior High. You can also comment via email.
Also, the school board is soliciting comment about Superintendent Murley’s performance via an online survey here. I found the survey frustratingly worded, but I suppose it’s better than no survey at all.
The legislature is seeking public comment on the proposed education bills via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Type “Testimony” in the subject line.
Karen W. has a great post about the limitations of educational empirical research – a topic I plan to chime in on again soon, too.
Also, check out NorthTOmom’s post, and the ensuing comments (including by me) about discussing social justice in school.
Finally, my apologies for the way the comment form has been acting up lately. Blogger has made some unfortunate changes to its comment system, and still hasn’t gotten all the bugs out. I appreciate that people have continued to comment anyway.