Schools are closing across the country: Around the country, districts including Chicago, Newark and Washington have been echoing that rationale, with officials citing budget gaps as they draw up lists of schools to close at the end of the school year. District officials also say they need to close underperforming schools so that students can move to schools where they have a better chance of succeeding. Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/09/education/rational-decisions-and-heartbreak-on-school-closings.html?ref=education&_r=0
Dufty: Homelessness won’t be solved” San Francisco
Homelessness is not an issue that will be solved,” he said in a wide-ranging interview about his highs and lows since taking the post. “It will remain a challenge for the city and us.”
Applications for Student Commissioner on the California Advisory Commission on Special Education:
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Student Commissioner on the California Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE), for the term of July 1, 2013−June 30, 2015. The ACSE is an advisory body providing recommendations and advice to the State Board of Education, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Legislature, and the Governor in new or continuing areas of research and program development and evaluation in California special education. Visit the California Department of Education, ACSE Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/as/acse.asp for more information.
Applicants must currently be enrolled in a K−12 curriculum and receiving special education and/or related services. Student commissioners are non-voting members and must be able to participate in up to six meetings annually held in Sacramento, California. Student commissioners serve without compensation, although actual and necessary expenses, including travel expenses, are reimbursable.
Applications from students with disabilities of all ages are encouraged to apply, especially those with leadership training including alumni of the California Youth Leadership Forum. To apply for the Student Commissioner vacancy, submit a letter of interest, resume, and letter of recommendation no later than April 2, 2013, to the attention of Kathleen Smith, Staff Liaison, Advisory Commission on Special Education, as follows:
By mail: 1430 N Street, Suite 2401, Sacramento, CA 95814 By fax: 916-327-3706 Electronically: email@example.com