The Urban Coalition obtained a copy of the Toledo Journal
I wish to thank the Toledo Journal for their endorsement. This piggybacks on the broad base of support I have received from labor to the business community and Realtors.
My current endorsements:
Toledo Board of Realtors
Toledo Chamber of Commerce
Lucas County African-American Republican Club
Roofers Union Local 134
Teamsters Local 20
The Toledo Journal
Election day is fast approaching. In order to help voters make an informed choice, we have collected on-line resources to help you sort through the candidates for the Toledo Board of Education. You can view the information at TPSINFO.COM - Check under items of interest at the top of the page. Remember to vote November 6th!
TPS students are dropping out of school at an alarming rate. That is according to a study from the Ohio Department of Education. These schools are being called "dropout factories" because at least forty percent of students at these schools don't make it to their senior year.
You can download the audio file at:
My technology failed me. My Newton battery died and I had to take notes on paper, go figure. I want to thank Twila Paige for bringing my recorder to the meeting and getting it started. I knew I would not be able to make it until around 7 or so, so she allowed you to hear the whole meeting.
and an introduction to the democratic process. At the TPS board meeting tonight an issue was raised concerning the Lucas County Board of Education needing Poll workers and attempting to fill some of those positions with TPS students.
According to a story in the Toledo Blade:
Four students were arrested yesterday after they were accused of detonating a chemical bomb in the basement of the field house at Libbey High School in South Toledo, authorities said
This is an open invatation to Candidates to submit a 150 word or less summation of their Goals and Abilities to my email. I will post it to my Blog(s) If nothing else, it will give you more exposure.
Tic Toc..goes the election clock.
My response to the question "Do you believe in mandatory parent volunteer hours?" was wrong in the Blade this morning. The answer I gave to the Yes/No question was
Last evening I had the opportunity to attend the Forum at DeVeaux. I have to start off with: "WOW!" The Students and adult participants did a fantabulous job of organizing and effectively carrying out the forum. The questions were terrific, the responses were more concise and understandable than in previous forums and the overall event was thought prevoking.
The easiest way for a high school to raise its test scores is to transfer low-scoring students to an alternative school that reports scores separately, according to Joanne Jacobs, current blogger and former San Jose Mercury News op-ed columnist and editorial writer. Alternative schools began in California when the state started ranking schools by student performance on state exams.
Professionalization is the term that teacher union leaders today use to describe the transformation of teacher unions from antagonistic, defensive-minded organizations to high performance organizations that place priority on classroom performance standards and student results.
NO LOTTERY AT OLD WEST END ACADEMY: SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE TED JOBE STATES THAT STUDENTS ARE HAND PICKED BY THE PRINCIPAL
At the Toledo Free Press Debate held yesterday evening at the McMaster Center in the Downtown T-LCPL, School Board Candidate Ted Jobe confirmed what we have suspected for a long time. He stated that students at Old West End Academy are handpicked by the principal and if the principal feels that the parent will not be an asset to the school the child is sent packing.
Read the full story here: 7 in hunt for 2 seats on board
By IGNAZIO MESSINA
BLADE STAFF WRITER
The Nov. 6 election will be the climax of an increasingly fierce seven-person race for two seats on the Toledo Board of Education.
Panel to Consider Birth Control Prescriptions at Maine Middle School
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
By IGNAZIO MESSINA
BLADE STAFF WRITER
Toledo Public Schools' graduation rates exceeded the state urban average, an alliance of Ohio's big school systems said.
Secrecy shrouds disciplined teachers
Parents face high hurdles in finding information about educators punished for misconduct. Education Department officials insist many records are private.
By Jill Riepenhoff and Jennifer Smith Richards
The Columbus Dispatch
By DAVID BROOKS
Published: October 9, 2007, NY Times
There used to be four common life phases: childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. Now, there are at least six: childhood, adolescence, odyssey, adulthood, active retirement and old age. Of the new ones, the least understood is odyssey, the decade of wandering that frequently occurs between adolescence and adulthood.
Contact: Zahra A. Collins
Mobile: 419. 450. 0024
Scott High School Alumni Association moving forward with New Campaign
"Save Our Scott; Save Our Community"
Forum Scheduled For Pubic To Voice Concerns
Toledo, Ohio. Chris Myers, candidate for Toledo Public Schools Board of Education, proposes the establishment of a Young Educators Society (YES) chapter in Toledo to encourage our children to enter the teaching profession. YES works with local business and university communities to encourage minorities, males and all students to become teachers, and nurtures them in the process.