Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy first day of school!

Happy back-to-school day for the older kids. I can already hear the buses rumbling down our street. For those of us with incoming kindergarteners, we still have them at home (or wherever) until Monday.

Until then, here’s a little light reading for homework. It seems everyone has stories on BPS in honor of the first day of school. I’m not even going to try to recap all of them. You just get headlines and links today.

Stories on turnaround schools:
Superintendent Johnson: We Expect To See A Turnaround In Schools – WBUR (with audio)
12 Boston schools face ‘make or break’ makeover - Boston Herald
- with sidebar An inside look at three key ‘turnaround’ sites

Contract negotiations:
Coalitions gather for school reform - Boston Globe column

School lunch ideas (I can always use more ideas, particularly ones that don't involve lunch meat, nuts, or hummus):
Lunchbox specials: Chef shares ways to prepare yummy, healthy school meals - Boston Herald

Teacher-led schools:
In a New Role, Teachers Move to Run Schools - New York Times, BTU's lead teacher is quoted.

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