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SWWRocBot: Introduction

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Recalibrating for Teacher Success - a Webinar

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Recalibrating Professional Development 
for Teacher Success
This event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT.

With school systems under pressure to boost achievement and improve human
capital management, today’s education leaders recognize that effective teacher
staff development is more important than ever. Yet teacher learning programs
in many schools and districts remain disjointed and unfocused. In this webinar,
we will explore how schools can create greater coherence in professional development
programs—and in turn make teachers more successful—by aligning learning
activities with clear objectives for teacher growth and by leveraging available
research on instructional effectiveness. The presentation will also highlight ways
in which interactive technology can be used to deliver and manage
professional development. 

TODAY: Warner hosts charter schools discussion

Warner to Host Public Forum on Charter Schools
UTL Spring Forum on Urban Education—
"Urban Charter Schools: Perspectives from the Inside"

Monday, April 4, 2011
5 to 6:45 p.m.
University of Rochester's River Campus Dewey Hall 1-101
Public debates over the role of charter schools in urban educational reform often provide cursory depictions of life within these institutions. This forum will examine the opportunities and challenges encountered by charter schools from the perspectives of educators, parents, and students who work at or attend local charters. By centering these insider perspectives, this forum will provide a unique opportunity to explore what urban educational stakeholders can learn from the urban charter school experience.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

The event is sponsored by the Urban Teaching and Leadership (UTL) Program at the Warner School of Education. For more information, please ccontact Ed Brockenbrough at 585.275.5053 or

Messsage from Wisconsin

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Dear TrueMajority Member,

As one of the 14 State Senators who left the state to delay action on Scott Walker’s attack on worker’s rights, I thought nothing could surprise me. Then last Friday, just after speaking to 200 neighbors at a rally, we got more stunning news. Showing a dangerous disregard for the rule of law, the Walker Administration announced that it is ignoring a court restraining order and enacting the budget repair bill.

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Lets start a learning revolution

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The Story of Rhee (hehe)

“Rhee the Reformer: A Cautionary Tale”
APRIL 1, 2011
by Sabrina
A ton of smart people have already written a lot of smart critiques of “Erase to the Top”– otherwise known as the unfolding story about testing “irregularities” in the DC Public Schools under then-chancellor Michelle Rhee. (RheeFirst has a collection of all the coverage here.) So I won’t do a whole big prose-y deal today– it’s been done.

However, as far as I can tell, I am the first to tell this story in the style of Dr. Seuss. Enjoy