Archives for September 2008

CEA Endorses Issue 75


cea-logo_quarter.JPGThe Columbus Education Association Legislative Assembly, comprised of Senior Faculty Representatives and Faculty Representatives from schools throughout Columbus City Schools wholeheartedly endorsed a full slate of candidates and issues at the first meeting of the year, held Sept. 11, 2008.Legislative Assembly members soundly endorsed Issue 75, the combined bond/levy package put forth by Columbus City Schools for the upcoming general election.

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Speak Out: Merit Pay For Students in D.C.


Washington D.C.’s School Chancellor Michelle Rhee has announced plans to pay approximately 2,700 middle school students up to $100 per month in order to improve the district’s academic achievement in grades 6 through 8. D.C. middle schools rank at the bottom of all urban districts in the country—only 12% of 8th graders are able to earn a proficient rating for reading, and 9% of students are on grade level for math. [Read more…]