Today is #BestSchoolDay on donorschoose.org, and Stephen Colbert is leading dozens of celebrities in funding teacher requests for books and materials their classrooms need. Students in Mrs. Hall’s classroom at Como Park Elementary School need A-D leveled guided reading books for small-group instruction. Her students come from ethnically and racially diverse backgrounds, and many speak English as a second language. You can click here to help buy books for Mrs. Hall’s students. Continue reading
Parent speaking during public comment time at August 18 board meeting.
The St. Paul school board voted Tuesday to shut off television coverage of public comment, ending a decades-long tradition. Until now, the St. Paul school board televised its meetings, including the public comment time when regular people get to say what they think about the schools. The public comment time was part of the board’s regular agenda. No more — now public comments will no longer be televised and the comment section will come before the meeting, rather than as a part of the agenda. Continue reading