Archives for February 2008

Testing: Just The Facts

Photo courtesy and copyright Bryan Fenstermacher.The Columbus Dispatch has recently run a story on the ongoing testing saga students and teachers in the Columbus City Schools have been forced to endure since returning from Winter Break. The amount of testing at all grade levels in CCS has been the subject of a grievance sent to arbitration by your Association as well as an earlier Speakout on The CEA Blog.

“When you need to be spending time teaching children to read, you are testing them,” said Columbus Education Association President Rhonda Johnson. “That’s taking away valuable classroom time.”

You can read the entire story here.

Columbus City Schools Roundup: 2/4-2/8

The deliberation continues on uniforms for CCS students. The committee studying the issue has said they need more time. A graphic here shows the support by administrators, teachers, parents and students at the elementary, middle and high school levels. This publication puts the blame on the potential costs for the uniform.

For more CCS items featured in the news media, click on the jump below.

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CEA Legislative Assembly Supports 2008 Ohio Youth Agenda

oya.pngAt the most recent meeting of the Columbus Education Association’s Legislative Assembly, delegates unanimously approved a resolution of support for the 2008 Ohio Youth Agenda.

For more information click on the jump below.

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