Thursday, September 09, 2010

Is There a Connection Here?

ProJo, last Saturday:

PROVIDENCE — The state Department of Education is expected to issue a decision on Hope High School next week, or at least rule on students’ motion to restore teachers’ common planning time.

Miriam Weizenbaum, the lawyer for several Hope students who filed the appeal, said Friday’s Superior Court hearing was called off after Weizenbaum agreed to give the department a few more days to issue a ruling.

Projo, this Thursday:

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- As promised, $33 million to protect teacher jobs has been awarded to Rhode Island, making the state one of the first to receive federal "education jobs" money. But state Education Commissioner Deborah A. Gist is cautioning districts to not be too hasty in spending it.

Providence is slated for $8.7 million. That should cover enough teachers to run a block schedule for two more years and stay in compliance with the BEP. Presumably we'll find out tomorrow. I don't know what else they're waiting for.

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