On Thursday May 25, from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Education Sector will host a debate about the impact of provisions in teacher contracts concerning assignment and seniority. Howard Nelson from the AFT and Michelle Rhee from the New Teacher Project will discuss the issue moderated by Ed Week’s Bess Keller. Space is limited, register here.
On Thursday, May 11 at 5:30 pm, Joanne Jacobs will speak and sign her book, Our School, at William E. Doar Jr. Public Charter School for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. My take on the book here. The event is open to all.
On Monday, May 22, 2006 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. the National Council on Teacher Quality will release the most comprehensive survey to date of reading instruction in the nation’s teacher preparation programs at the National Press Club in Washington. Punchline: A lot of teacher preparation programs at the nation’s colleges of education pretty much ignore the research about reading instruction that would prepare prospective teachers to more effectively teach reading. New Teacher of the Year Kim Oliver will speak. RSVP by the 19th.