Archives for August 2009

CCS Continues To Progress Academically

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) recently released 2008-2009 report cards, measuring the academic progress of every school and school district across the state. Columbus City Schools kept its rating of Continuous Improvement. Equivalent to a grade of “C”, this marks the third year CCS has maintained this designation.

“It is due to the hard work of the teachers of Columbus that the district has been able to maintain the rating of Continuous Improvement,” said CEA President Rhonda Johnson.

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Speak Out: What's In Your Teacher Tech Toolbox?

Image by Flickr user Austin ampersand Zak.

Image by Flickr user Austin ampersand Zak.

CEA President Rhonda Johnson welcomed 300 first year teachers to the Columbus Education Association family at the New Teacher Luncheon held on Thursday, August 20, 2009.

With so many new teachers starting the year in Columbus City Schools, your Association calls on the collective experience of the thousands of teachers in CCS to offer helpful advice and tips to our newest colleagues.

As an experienced educator, what technological tools and/or resources would you recommend to our first year teachers to help them to improve teaching and learning in their classroom?

Click HERE to go the The CEA Blog and participate in the latest Speak Out.

You don’t have to be registered to leave a reply-simply click on the “Comments” link below, type your first name (or a screen name of your choice), email address and leave your recommendation in the space provided. Once your reply has been moderated, it will be added.

CEA President Johnson Welcomes 300 New Members

Photo Credit: Robert Hern, Jr.

CEA President Rhonda Johnson addresses 300 new CCS teachers.

CEA President Rhonda Johnson, Vice President Sally Oldham and other dignitaries from CCS welcomed 300 new teachers to the Columbus Education Association at the annual New Teacher Luncheon, held on August 20, 2009 at The Westin Columbus.

“I’m proud to say I’m a Columbus City Schools teacher,” said Johnson, “and proud to say that I am a member of CEA.”

The newly hired teachers are the latest educators to start the Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) Program, now in its 23rd year of implementation. Adapted from the Toledo Federation of Teachers and instituted in Columbus in 1986, PAR has proved to be an invaluable resource for rookie teachers in the district.

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