Drastic changes seem to be yet again underway within the school district's lowest-performing schools.
The principals at all Empowerment Schools are expected to attend a meeting on Friday to be briefed on what are being called "mid-course corrections" - modifications to the literacy and math schedules of students, reports Frank Murphy on the education blog City School Stories. The corrections in these schools will also affect instructional times and teacher assignments, he said.
The newest changes to Empowerment schools' appear to be a point of contention with some school-based employees.
"The proposed changes are not ones that would be recommended by anyone who understands how an elementary school works," Murphy wrote. "Central office staff, book company representatives or both seem to be behind this latest upheaval to the operation of individual schools."