In my needless and obsessive (are those two terms redundant?) look at job openings within Albuquerque Public Schools, I noticed right before Break that Albuquerque High is looking for a “Testing Coordinator.” For those who have, sanely, decided to not keep up with developments surrounding standardized testing, a “Testing Coordinator” was deemed necessary at all… Read More Bring Out Your High School PARCC Testing Coordinator (clang); Bring Out Your…
Now that the Cold War between NM Public Education Department and Albuquerque Public Schools has begun to thaw in what should be a loverly detente, here’s a question from an APS official, me, regarding the Kremlin PED. Does “Joslyn Overby” exist? Like most Cold War matters, the question above is one filled with intrigue and… Read More Will the PED/APS Thaw Lead to Bona Fide Teacher/PED Communication?
As per normal, the end of Fall Semester at my school closely resembled every bit of the psychic trauma of war mixed with candy canes. 836 kids, about 500 of whom have family situations making the Holiday less than festive in some regard. 75 teachers and staff tired of the kids and ashamed to admit… Read More A Short PARCC/Skandera-Free Holiday Essay About Middle School
Compared with a paper-and-pencil test, which is how the SBA was administered, PARCC has features, like embedded videos, that kids will find cool and fun, said Leighann Lenti, director of policy for the PED. “We anticipate there will be better engagement by students,” Lenti said. “Think about what it was like to take a test… Read More The “Way Cooler” PARCC: Devil in a New Dress
“We have retirements, things happen. People move. Change of life plans, whatever it is. This is pretty average for us – this many openings this time of year,” said Deborah Dominguez-Clark, Director of the District’s Special Education Department. “We usually have our applications and everything online and then we call people for interviews. But, right… Read More APS Job Openings Update, 12.11.14: Have You Considered a Career in Substitute Teaching?
Okay, I know. It’s true that I just wrote, seemingly 47 minutes ago, that I would never read the Albuquerque Journal again. That it was too painful. I joked about it being out of business. But you wake up, hit a few familiar keystrokes out of habit (think habit/addiction here) and all the sudden the… Read More Rio Rancho Public Schools and Creative Writing
It has come to his attention that your humble blogger is quoted in this story from the recently defunct Albuquerque Journal. Your humble blogger hasn’t read it for two reasons: 1. How can you read a paper that has ceased publication?; 2. He knows for a fact that it must have quotes from him in… Read More PARCC: What I Really Said*