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All of TPS' problems are solved, now they want to focus on how businesses do business

I can't believe I am reading this. The district has so many things challenging it (such as actually compiling with the law and working to fix the 54% of schools with a D or F ranking) and they want to collect diversity stats to check the diversity practices of the financial institutions? This type of ignoring the issues almost harkens back to trimming trees and other programs while the City sinks. I wonder who's harebrained idea this was?

Failure not an option - Redford Schools call in parents, create freshman wing

Read this article about Redford Schools (Redford borders the City of Detroit), and thought it sounded interesting.

I hope TPS officials are paying attention to what results this program brings in Redford - if the results look promising, perhaps they can implement something similar.

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071221/SCHOOLS/71221...

On March 4, 2008 will you vote for or against the renewal of the TPS levy which provides TPS about $16 million for operations

TPS Levy in March

The Toledo Board of Education voted this morning (Thursday - 12/20) to place a renewal levy on the ballot. The levy will be a 6.5 mill renewal for a five year term (although we understand that there was discussion about a continuing term) that was last renewed in 2003.

Our screwed up system

A 10-year-old Florida girl faces felony weapons charges after bringing a small steak knife to school to cut up her lunch, according to a report on WFTV.com.

Plugging the drain of brain's

Toledo-area network aims to fight 'Brain Drain'


Event set up to link young adults, local groups

Since his first term as Toledo's mayor, Carty
Finkbeiner has stressed the importance of retaining recent college
graduates in the city.

Part of his effort now to combat "Brain Drain," the flight of homegrown
college graduates, is promoting the Young Professionals Initiative - a
group he spearheaded last year.

 

Teachers instead of principals in schools!

Does anyone know about this article in the Sojourner Truth this week?

Is this true or a big joke?

Read this:

http://www.thetruthtoledo.com/story/2007/Dec5-07/Lafe.htm

Toledo Board of Education gets teachers' plan to run city school - updated

Last evening at the regular Toledo Board of Education meeting TFT President Fran Lawrence proposed a teacher led, teacher driven school.

Toledo Board of Education gets teachers' plan to run city school

Teacher only school in TPS? (and other thoughts)

Good idea
34% (33 votes)
Bad idea
52% (50 votes)
I don't know
14% (14 votes)
Total votes: 97

Toledo Public Schools employee charged with sexually assaulting student

BLADE STAFF
A Leverette Junior High School campus protection officer was arrested this afternoon for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old female student, authorities said. Harry Weatherholt, 51, whose address was unavailable, was charged with one count of sexual battery, said Toledo Sgt. Sam Harris, of the special victims unit.

Per-student spending rises in most of Ohio

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Per-student spending for Toledo Public Schools, the region's largest district with nearly 29,000 students, increased over last year.

In 1997, the district averaged $6,222 per student compared to $11,320 last academic year.

The per-pupil expenditure is calculated by dividing a district's total cost by its average daily attendance.

Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise - TPS wants to help

TOLEDO -- Lots of unprotected sex is leading to a record breaking year for sexually transmitted diseases, reports News 11's Jonathan Walsh.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2006 there were 1 million cases of chlamydia -- the most for any sexually transmitted disease in a single year.

http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=7363649

Update: School board election results still reverberate around the community

Update: lots more opinions - add your opinion below.

In today's Toledo Journal - TFT victorious in board election

Now that the Toledo Federation of Teachers has strengthened its control of the local school system, it

People Probably Give More To Schools When They're Not Forced By Being Taxed...

My wife teaches at an elementary school in Temperance Michigan. They recently had an auction to raise money for the school, for things such as supplies, athletic equipment, computers and other school needs. Instead of sending kids out to sell overpriced candles or candy bars, they used their imaginations and held an auction.

Public school students' data available to anybody

Public districts must provide lists but parents can say no, schools insist

By IGNAZIO MESSINA
BLADE STAFF WRITER

If your children are in a public school, their names, addresses, phone numbers, and grade levels are all on a list.

And unless you say so, anybody

Interesting story on school funding

Report: school funding allocation not equitable
By Scott McKimmy
Toledo Free Press Staff Writer
news@toledofreepress.com

http://toledofreepress.com/?id=6684

A study by the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions demonstrates inequities in the allocation of educational funding among school districts throughout the state.

Some Things That Make You Go Hmm,,,,,,

One of the things that made me go hmmm, was with the TFT having been outed by the election of Jack Ford and Lisa Sobecki, how does that bode for TAAP, the principal's union?

Cool the TPS rhetoric

Today's Blade Editorial:

While Mr. Ford and Ms. Sobecki were endorsed by the Toledo Federation of Teachers, we heard nothing during the campaign to indicate that either is in the TFT's pocket. The Blade wouldn't have endorsed them if we had.

Should COSI Become a School for Math and Science?

From 3 for change, to 3 for Children, now 3 for TFT?

A pair of their new colleagues charged that Tuesday's election of Jack Ford and Lisa Sobecki will further strengthen the grip of the Toledo Federation of Teachers union over the school system.

Mr. Ford and Ms. Sobecki easily won two seats on the board - defeating five other candidates.

Both of them received support from the Toledo Federation of Teachers, as did current board President Steven Steel when he ran in 2005.

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071108/NEWS09/711080352

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