Today's Tuesday Tidbits include:
- The Professional Educator Standards Board will meet in Yakima on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Included in their agenda will be a 30-minute panel discussion on "the effects of collective bargaining agreements and local hiring practices on teacher assignment." Panelists include AWSP's own executive director, Gary Kipp, along with Jim Meadows of the WEA; Kevin Chase, superintendent, Grandview School District; and Missy Hallead, executive director of human resources, Vancouver School District. This meeting is open to the public.
- OSPI will host a K-20 today from 2 - 4 p.m. on communicating the AYP and WASL results this fall. Space is limited so be sure to call the site ahead of time. More information is on the AWSP Web site.
- Don't forget to vote! Today is primary election day in Washington state. Ballots must be postmarked by today, Aug. 21, 2007. Secretary of State Sam Reed's office has created these great e-mail reminders and MySpace vote reminders to spread the word among social media users (and perhaps a younger demographic of voters). According to Reed's press release, only 34 percent of eligible voters will cast ballots in this election.