Summer break! I hope all of you out there are enjoying some well-deserved time off/down time. Here at OPSRC, we know how hard you work for your students. We know about the tireless efforts you put forth to ensure that all your students gets the quality education that they deserve, and we hope that in your downtime you’re getting some much-deserved rest.
I wanted to share some things with you so that you can spend time learning and growing at any time, wherever you’re at. For as much as you’ll spend the summer resting, I also know you’re going to doctor appointments, running errands and all the other things that aren't very convenient during the school year. The other thing I know about teachers is that this is when they spend time trying to better themselves professionally, so I wanted to provide you a few resources to help you do that.
First, the membership section of our site has opened up. There are some great things in the site, and we’ll be adding to it all summer. So make sure and go register; it’s free if you’re at a member school! You can see the directions below:
Let your teachers have a voice! Why not?? In the past week I have read two articles that both stated teachers need more autonomy within their classrooms. Frank Bruni quoted Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers president, in an August 12, 2015 Wall Street Journal Op-Ed column.
Take a moment and consider: when was the last time you reviewed the effectiveness of the communication outlets you use to relay information to your parents and greater community?
We are finally starting to feel cooler temperatures with the changing of the seasons, but the Teaching & Learning team is also witnessing some extraordinary changes happening in your classrooms, with your teachers and most importantly, for your students.
There are quite a few different projections about next year’s State Aid budget, and some of the projections are relatively positive. We have tried to substantiate any kind of positive news about a guaranteed budget deal that will hold education harmless, but as far as we can tell there is no guarantee that this will happen.