Daily Archives: February 25, 2012

Goodbye DCAS and hello Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium!

Yep ! The big DOE Mouse reports DCAS is out and Arne Duncan’s pet Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium are in! Look like testing cycle 2014

So looks like all that DCAS work and $$ was pissed down the drain! And not it’s back to dicking around with the curriculum and all the cut score bullshit adjustments

Did parents, school boards or legislators have say in this ? Nope ! Everybody will have Kool-aid piped up their asses!

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is a coalition of 26 states including AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MS, ND, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC and TN.

The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium is a coalition of 31 states including AL, CO, CT, DE, GA, HI, IA, ID, KS, KY, ME, MI, MO, MT, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, and WV. The assessments will be ready for use by the 2014-15 school year.

Gee, I wonder where Arne Tanner Duncan will be working after Obama leaves office?

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Reminder of new Delaware charter school applications and modifications request

* read through the documents to see who the players and board members are! Might be some surprises 

New Charter School Applications

Academia Antonia Alonso

2011-12 New Application
2011-12 Attachments

Early College High School at Delaware State University
2011-12 New Application
2011-12 Attachments

The Delaware MET
2011-12 New Applictaion
2011-12 Attachments

First State Military Academy
2011-12 New Application

First State Montessori Academy

2011-12 New Application

Charter School Modifications

Campus Community School
2011-12 Modification Application
2011-12 Curriculum 

Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security
2011-12 Modification Application
2011-12 Curriculum 

Newark Charter School
2011-12 Modification Application
2011-12 Curriculum
2011-12 Courses

Sussex Academy Arts & Science
2011-12 Modification Application
2011-12 Curriculum

February 2012

Date Agency Meeting Title
  2/29/2012   Charter Schools   Charter School Accountability Committee Meeting

March 2012

Date Agency Meeting Title
  3/7/2012   Charter Schools   Public Hearings for Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security, Campus Community and Newark Charter Schools
  3/12/2012   Charter Schools   Public Hearing for Sussex Academy of Arts & Science Charter School
  3/20/2012   Charter Schools   Charter School Accountability Committee Meeting

April 2012

Date Agency Meeting Title
  4/2/2012   Charter Schools   Charter School Accountability Committee Meeting
  4/12/2012   Charter Schools   Public Hearings for Academy of Antonia Alonso, Early College High School, and the Delaware MET
  4/25/2012   Charter Schools   Public Hearing of First State Montessori Academy

WTF! Kilroy has a stalker ?

New blog  KEEPINGANEYEONCSD or Kilroy’s stalker? I appreciate links on other blogs but so far this rouge looking blog seems link post by me and has none of their own! Very interesting! Pandora is that you back to drinking Boones Farm? LOL! I’ve been around long enough to know whose looking in on Kilroy and yes folks in Washington. With CSD in the name most likely it someone in Christina School District! Welcome abord Keepinganeyeoncsd!

Yikes! Looks like Keepinganeyeoncsd is coming through the employer’s server! Yo! Better read the employee handbook, page 27 paragraph 4. I love Shepton Texas!

Tick-tock school board election filing end March 2, 2012 4:30 p.m.

Those who wish or dare to run for a school board seat have until Friday March 2, 2012 4:30 p.m. to do so. If only one person has file and others don’t step up, that person wins by default. The incumbent board member whose seat is up must also file. If no candidates the school board will fill the seat.

For New Castle County School Districts

So far in Red Clay we have

Nominating District “C” – Term expires June 30, 2017

  Joanne L. Johansen Kilroy’s say; has an “aggressive” network of supporters! I am putting odds on Skipper’s support and $$

Appoquinimink School District

One Seat: At-Large – Term expires June 30, 2017

  Kelly M. Wright (2-15-12)

  Charlisa Edelin (2-16-12)

Kilroy says; where is the incumbent ? 

Brandywine School District

Nominating District “D” – Term expires June 30, 2017.

None at this time

Christina School District

Nominating District “G”: Term expires June 30, 2017

 Valene Harris (2-13-12)

 *Shirley A. Sutton-Saffer (2-21-12) Kilroy’s projected winner

Colonial School District

Nominating District “E” – Term expires June 30, 2017

 Leo B. Magee, Sr. (2-13-12) Kilroy’s projected winner with or without opponent 

Goes like this folks! School board elections doesn’t attach many voter in contrast to other elections. There have been talk of moving school board election to the same time as general elections. However, there is push-back for various reasons! One being school board elections would be come political. As you see board members don’t run under political affiliation.

There is this old saying, “if you don’t vote don’t bitch”. Well, I don’t always buy into that but if you do vote you have a right to bitch louder!

Being in the school board is no doubt a thankless job and local school board members don’t get paid like other elected officials. Kind of makes it sound as if other elected officials do it for the money. It cracks me up when elected officials claim they are some kind of volunteer when in fact school board members are and they have to walk the election gauntlet. Sure the unions have their voices and well as the wrongheaded reformist. Well, I guess the wrongheaded reformist would say unions are wrongheaded.

So do you favor moving school board elections to the general elections? Do you favor a two five year term limit? Also, there was a push that only registered voters be able to vote in school board election! What do you think?