Gadfly Bites will be on vacation/holiday all next week. That should help your own turkey go down a little smoother. Back on Monday, November 28, with a big old dose of news clip-induced heartburn for you!
- Here’s some more MacKenzie Scott news: A grant will be forthcoming from the mega-philanthropist to Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Amount and details TBA. Awesome! Plus, welcome to the journalism world at last, Signal Cleveland. (Signal Cleveland, 11/15/22)
- A year after the sad closure of Polly Fox Academy, a charter school in Toledo dedicated to supporting all student mothers needing assistance to stay in school while raising their children, Toledo City Schools unveiled its pilot daycare program aimed at serving those young women who are students in the district. (Toledo Blade, 11/15/22)
- Kudos to interim state supe Stephanie Siddens for calling district and charter folks together in Columbus to try and reach some common ground in regard to transportation challenges and the proposed solution. The problem is bad and the changes underway to address it might break either way, as we have discussed in these clips previously. I can’t imagine why this effort to reinforce the cooperative nature of the enterprise didn’t make bigger news. (School Choice Ohio, 11/16/22)
- Finally this week: It is sometimes tempting, when momentum starts to build toward achieving a goal that you really want to accomplish, to take your foot off the metaphorical gas and coast to victory. For folks who are thinking that looks like an attractive option in regard to the ascendency of the Science of Reading—say because you have been listening to some incredibly powerful podcast on the topic recently—today’s opinion piece by Dr. Sue Corbin, Literacy Expert™, should read like a bracing bucket of cold water down your spine. Keep the pedal down, people. That checkered flag is still some distance away. (Cleveland.com, 11/18/22)
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