Friday, February 17, 2012

Katehi survives no confidence vote at UC Davis - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee

Katehi survives no confidence vote at UC Davis - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee:

Katehi survives no confidence vote at UC Davis

Published: Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 - 6:56 pm
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A motion asking for a vote of no confidence in UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi failed to gain a majority of votes needed to pass, school officials said tonight.

The motion received 312 yes votes and 697 no votes, out of 2,693 eligible voters - current and retired faculty.

Katehi's leadership came under widespread scrutiny following last year's pepper-spraying of Occupy UC Davis protesters. It's unclear what effect, if any, a vote of no confidence would have

FROM CHUTZPAH TO MOLLYCODDLING « Teachers Fight Back

FROM CHUTZPAH TO MOLLYCODDLING « Teachers Fight Back:

FROM CHUTZPAH TO MOLLYCODDLING

Nice to see some teachers with chutzpah for a change instead of legislators and education administrators. The Chicago Teachers Union is asking for a 30% raise over two years because the administration is mandating an extra 90 minutes of instruction next year. The C.T.U. also wants class size reductions and several other items. Wow, how refreshing.

Just heard from a friend who is a teacher in an upper middle class Chicago suburb. The administration in her district just offered the teachers a salary freeze for three years and other demands. This came after months of negotiations. Let’s see if the teachers out there are going to accept that. Hope not!

The teachers union in my local district just voted 1,013 to 30 to give the union’s bargaining team the authority to

Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee's Charters quick to suspend, expel, council told - D.C. Schools Insider - The Washington Post

Charters quick to suspend, expel, council told - D.C. Schools Insider - The Washington Post:

Charters quick to suspend, expel, council told

Public charter school officials pushed rarely seen suspension and expulsion data into public view at Friday’s D.C. Council oversight hearing, some of it astonishing if accurate--and some school leaders contend that it is not.

Perhaps the most alarming stat comes from Friendship Collegiate Academy-Woodson, the Ward 7 high school, which expelled eight percent (102 of 1,231) of its students in 2010-11, according to numbers compiled by the D.C. Public Charter School Board.

“How do you expel eight percent of your total population?” asked an incredulous Council Chairman Kwame Brown, who requested the data from the board. At Tech Prep, a Friendship middle school in Ward 8, 35

COP Meeting Notice for February 28, 2012 - Title I Committee of Practitioners (COP) (CA Dept of Education)

COP Meeting Notice for February 28, 2012 - Title I Committee of Practitioners (COP) (CA Dept of Education):

Meeting Notice:
Title I Committee of Practitioners

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
10:00 a.m.

The meeting will be held at:

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, 6th Floor, Room 6102
Sacramento, CA
916-319-0926

The following sites will also be available to the public:

Tustin Unified School District
1362 Mitchell Avenue
Tustin, CA
714-730-7385

Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District
28751 Cole Grade Road
Valley Center, CA
760-749-0464

Reef-Sunset Unified School District
205 North Park Avenue
Avenal, CA
559-386-9083

Rialto Unified School District
4580 Mango Avenue
Fontana, CA
909-421-4203

Oakland Unified School District
4551 Steele Street
Oakland, CA
510-325-0942

For additional information prior to the meeting, please contact Laura Wagner, California Department of Education: 1430 N Street, Room 6208, Sacramento, CA 95814; 916-319-0789.

AGENDA

A copy of the Agenda is posted at the California Department of Education Web site.

CALL TO ORDER: Karen Ryback, Chair: 10 a.m.

  • 1.1 Roll Call
  • 1.2 Update on School Improvement issues discussed at 2010 November Committee of Practitioners (COP) meeting

PUBLIC COMMENT:

  • This agenda item is included to allow members of the public an opportunity to comment on non-agenda items with the COP. There will be a two-minute time limit per person.

ACTION ITEMS—REGULAR AGENDA:

Protocol for action items includes a staff presentation, questions from the COP, public comment (two-minute time limit per person), deliberation by the COP, and voting by the COP. The COP may take action as deemed necessary and appropriate.

  • State Board of Education (SBE) item: Elementary and Secondary Education Act: Discussion and Recommendation to Waive Selected Provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Pursuant to Section 9401, and
  • SBE item: Elementary and Secondary Education Act: (1) Supplemental Educational Services Providers: Approval of Providers to the 2012–14 State Board of Education-Approved Supplemental Educational Services Provider List and a Waiver Request Under Title I, Part A Section 9401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act for 2012–14; and (2) School Improvement Grant: Approval of California’s Fiscal Year 2011 Continuation Awards Only Funds for the School Improvement Grant authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Section 1003(g).

Individuals requesting any disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, in order to participate in this public meeting are asked to contact Laura Wagner at 916-319-0789 or by email atlwagner@cde.ca.gov by February 24, 2012.

S.2098: Student Right to Know Before You Go Act - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress

S.2098: Student Right to Know Before You Go Act - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress:

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