Hybrid Model: Better but Not Best


The Board agenda has posted for January 22. Department Chairs Stay in Some Content-Areas While teachers are pleased to see a recommendation that seems to recognize the value of the building-level Department Chair model in…

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If It Ain’t Broke . . .


On January 7, 2019, the Board posed important questions regarding an administrative proposal for changes to leadership structure in completing the final phases of curriculum equity. But why the rush to make wholesale changes in…

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Curriculum Equity by Any Timeline Necessary


DCs Have Always Done What Was Requested Under the direction of administration, department chairs have never failed to deliver the work asked of them in the pursuit of district wide curriculum equity: They have long…

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Administrative Curriculum Directors Are Not the Best Answer


Too Many Rushed Changes As a result of the failed November referendum, the D86 Board of Education has enacted painful cuts to its annual operating budget to pay for required long-term facilities improvements. Now that…

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Department Chairs Deliver


With a clear mandate in terms of items to be included, department chairs have developed an ambitious and actionable plan to deliver district-wide curriculum equity. Department chairs held a series of meetings with each other…

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