Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hope Students File Legal Challenge Against PPSD Changes

Linda Borg for the ProJo:

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A group of Hope High School students gathered on the steps of the East Side school to announce the filing of a legal challenge with the state Department of Education.

The students, who are being represented without charge by lawyer Miriam Weizenbaum, claim that the school department's decision to move to a six-period day violated the Board of Regents' high school regulations. The regulations say that school districts "shall not reduce the ... amount of time allotted to common planning time currently practiced."

According to Weizenbaum, the new schedule would cut in half the time dedicated to common planning, which allows teachers to plan instruction, analyze student work and address student needs.


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