PPS-SF Recommends: Elections, Report Cards, The MomVent, and Sunday Streets

posted Nov 8, 2016, 3:23 PM by Robin Dutton-Cookston   [ updated Nov 9, 2016, 8:25 PM ]
Here are the latest articles, podcasts, videos, and events being passed around the PPS-SF office.

To Read
Longtime school board member Jill Wynns lost her seat Tuesday, finishing fifth in a race for four spots on the board. Board member Matt Haney and former board member Mark Sanchez were the top vote-getters, with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Trailing close behind were challenger Stevon Cook and board member Rachel Norton, with Wynns running well behind. read more 

“What should I say to my students after the election if Trump wins?” a principal asked me recently. Good question. What should we tell our children? Tell them, first, that we will protect them. Tell them that we have democratic processes in the U.S. that make it impossible for one mean person to do too much damage. Tell them that we will protect those democratic processes ― and we will use them ― so that Trump is unable to act on many of the false promises he made during his campaign. read more

Report cards used to be simple — small cards with gold stars or check marks or letter grades to tell parents how their children were doing in math, reading, writing, social studies and maybe penmanship. Not anymore. read more 

Federal, state, and district leaders have recognized the need to diversify the teaching workforce, and many are already working to recruit diverse teachers. But the story doesn’t end at getting more teachers from diverse backgrounds into classrooms. Retaining and developing those teachers once they have been hired also needs attention. read more

To Hear
Listen to PPS-SF staff member, Robin Dutton-Cookston, talk to preschool moms about their public school questions. read more

To Do
Sunday, November 13, is the last chance this season to take the family out to Sunday Streets.