My post today at WHYY's Newsworks covers the overriding theme at this week's NJ School Boards Association Annual Convention: implementing NJ's new teacher tenure and evaluation legislation. Can districts accomplish this "seismic shift" by next September? Is the DOE up to the task?
Late October in Atlantic City? It must be time for N.J. School Boards Association's Annual Workshop and Exhibition. Picture it: school board members and administrators in grey blazers and sensible shoes roaming Atlantic City's cavernous Convention Center, attending sessions like "Energy Improvement Program (ESIP): How to Implement Energy Facilities Projects Without Spending More Money" and "Voluntary Model Curricula and Assessments Aligned with the Common Core Standards," indulging in that perennially favorite activity of snatching up free candy and pens from vendors in the Exhibition Hall. Can anyone say "PAR-TAY!"
Read the rest here.