The Bridge: January 16, 2018

Column: Listening to Our Students

  • Listening to adults is not the only way I’m learning about our district. I’ve been meeting and talking with some of our high school students: eager and thoughtful young people who have interesting, often predictable, and sometimes surprising or unsettling observations about their education.

    I will share more about some of these conversations in weeks to come, but today I want to focus on a message I’m hearing loud and clear in many contexts. Our high school kids focus deeply on extracurricular activities, clubs and advocacy work because they see them as ways to make a difference. Read more...

  • Action items

    • Pre-K and kindergarten School Choice Fair is Saturday, Jan. 20
    • Take the Stragegic Planning survey
    • Consider a Right Track student intern for summer 2018
    • Remember to change your Active Directory password
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  • Department news

    • TD&E Mid-Year reflection package information
    • Free admission to Mill City Museum for Title I schools
    • Schedule a free science field trip for your students
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  • Teacher grants

    • Upcoming grant deadlines
    • Design your own summer fellowship, including travel, with a Fund for Teachers grant
    • Approval required for grant applications
    • Grant support for teachers
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  • kudos

    • Congratulations to Lillian Wright Endowment for Author in the Schools grant recipients
    • Community Giving Campaign raised more than $100,000
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