Pin It
.
Favorites

School puzzles 

Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas says that managing ambiguity has become one of his biggest challenges. For example, Vargas says that he supports teacher-led schools, where teachers and schools operate with as much autonomy as possible. But with greater autonomy with operations and programs comes greater accountability, he says. | "Teacher-led schools, in my definition, would mean maximum autonomy, maximum flexibility, and maximum accountability," he says. "I won't make the mistake of the past. I won't agree to give them autonomy and not accountability." | Accountability could take several different forms, Vargas says, including denial of tenure for teachers or principals. | Everyone says they're in favor of accountability, Vargas says, until it happens. He says that when he tries to deny tenure, the resistance is fierce. | There's no denying that the district has suffered from serious management problems. But another thing is also clear: Gone are the days when educators are given the leeway or the benefit of the doubt because they work with people — and people have quirks. | Urban education, in particular, has rapidly pivoted to formulaic solutions. The ambiguity caused by issues like poverty, truancy, and low parental engagement may have unpredictable, but not excusable outcomes.

Technology Tutors Available! @ Fairport Public Library

Technology Tutors Available! @ Fairport Public Library

Our friendly, trained Tech Tutor volunteers are available to help you navigate...
TRIVIA! @ Fairport Public Library

TRIVIA! @ Fairport Public Library

Calling all adults 18+! Join us for a night full of fun,...
Black Cinema Series: Love & Basketball @ Little Theatre

Black Cinema Series: Love & Basketball @ Little Theatre

Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) are two childhood friends who...

View all of today's events »

Website powered by Foundation     |     © 2023 CITY News