CCPS: responsive to Collier parents, despite what Parents ROCK says

Last night around 10 PM, Parents ROCK sent out an email with the subject “CCPS suggests pornographic reading - Parent WARNING!”Click here to read the email, which begins:On May 12th, school district administration presented the school board with the Keep Learning Alive Summer 2015 Learning and Resource Guide. This guide included reading lists for all … Continue reading CCPS: responsive to Collier parents, despite what Parents ROCK says

End-of-Course Testing Next Likely Controversy

End-of-course exams are not on the agenda for Tuesday’s School Board meeting, but somehow I suspect they’ll be a topic of discussion, thanks to Parents ROCK.Under Florida law, students’ grades on statewide standardized end-of-course tests (EOCs) are significant components of two important areas of educational assessment and accountability: a student’s final course grade, anda teacher’s … Continue reading End-of-Course Testing Next Likely Controversy

Last week’s School Board session: observations

The Collier County School District (CCPS) is doing a great job of recruiting and retaining teachers, but is also aware of and working on areas that can be done even better. These are my key take-aways from the excellent presentation by Deborah A. Terry, CCPS Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, and Ian Dean, CCPS Executive Director, … Continue reading Last week’s School Board session: observations