If you've got a question or comment for the blog, don't write it here -- cuz no one will see it.
Write it here, where the new site it, so that it can be read and responded to.
It's the same blog, just in a new home.
We'll move the past posts and comments over to the new site in a few weeks.
I can't write it there. I can only see random text. Everything is double-vision like.
November 02, 2007 at 05:16 PM
ok, thanks -- i'll try and figure it out.
November 02, 2007 at 05:28 PM
I tried to post and it's not working at Catalyst. This is essentially a test a post.
November 02, 2007 at 10:35 PM
First I don't care for Catalyst. Sorry. Second, what makes it worse, is that you click to post comment, it freezes my computer. There is more space on this site. The new one, makes me feel squeezed in.
Therefore, I have to post here instead.
P.S. The old stories are in here to view.
I cannot comment on that site. Its terrible. |
November 03, 2007 at 10:44 AM
yes, i like this site instead.
Cancel the contract with catalyst.
cancel catalyst. stay independent. |
November 03, 2007 at 10:47 AM
Good Luck on the new site.I sent this message but it did not post
November 03, 2007 at 01:33 PM
Cannot post on the new site. The new site is too close and gives me a headache. I probably will less likely be visiting the new site.
Take care all.
If anything, I probably will just post here. Easier.
Not visiting the new site. |
November 04, 2007 at 12:47 PM
sorry about all the problems that you are having, and we're trying to make it so that there's more room and easier posting of comments on the new site.
if you're having trouble commenting, could you write here what system you're on (98, 2000, xp), and what internet browser version you're on (internet explorer, firefox, etc.)? that'd help a ton.
November 04, 2007 at 09:24 PM
I am using Windows 2000 at work and I cannot post, even two sentences. I get a message "error on page."
Rod Estvan |
November 05, 2007 at 02:44 PM
I have tried to post using IE 5 and 6
running win xp and get the same error message as Rod
November 05, 2007 at 03:29 PM
so sorry -- they're working on this and i can't believe it's been three days. post here and i'll copy your stuff over. or just wait a little. much as i hate to say that.
November 05, 2007 at 03:57 PM
I don't think it is our systems. Catalyst is the only site where I have ever had this problem.
November 05, 2007 at 04:17 PM
I am surprised some one of your
open minded attitude would team up with
catalyst. They basically stay in bed with
Catlyst misses the mark |
November 05, 2007 at 08:28 PM
People are afraid to post there
November 05, 2007 at 10:29 PM
there's really nothing to be scared of -- there's no connection with CPS, there's no signup or need to give your name. unless CPS is wiretapping all of us, we're just as good at the new site as we are at this one. it's basically the same thing.
November 06, 2007 at 01:35 PM
Sorry Alexander, I have to disagree with you, be careful when posting their. Catalyst is in bed with CPS and the Mayor. Look at the issue with Daley and Duncan. Yes, no one wants to be negative but its not balanced. They couldn't even write a proper story on Curie H.S.
Since Daley talked about Curie, you would think that Catalyst would get the facts on why Jones contract was not renewed or how she lost arbritation. If Jones had won, it would have been front page stories on Catalyst. Be careful Alexander. Catalyst wants your sources.
Be careful Alexander on Catalyst. |
November 06, 2007 at 05:26 PM
November 06, 2007 at 10:35 PM
Previously, I respected you and the work that you do for children with disabilities, but now I feel a bit insulted. Thanks, Wendy for "having my back." Rod, if you noticed, I posted first thing in the morning. I have two children who attend elementary school, one at Earhart and one at a selective enrollment school. Yesterday was report card pick up. After going to two schools and talking with each and every teacher who graded both my children (I spent nearly an hour or more at each school), I took them to McDonald's for great report cards (as they requested). I can home and assisted my youngest on completing a homework assignment, reviewing 50 dolch words and the 20 minutes of reading. The oldest had many assignments to complete and we had to go over the science project. I cooked dinner, washed, ironed, made sure the children were bathed and made lunches! (My husband was working.) Then, I went to bed, exhausted. I work full time (9am-5:30pm) and I don't read the blog or post at work, it's against company policy. Here is what I know: all children at Earhart have iep's and I wasn't aware that we had so many children with disabilities as most are in the lre. Earhart has two small with few students in those classrooms. The children with disabilities are required to complete everything that regular ed students complete (i.e. Science fair, young authors, history fair, etc.) I'd say Earhart does well by these students. I don't think that I would recommend the lottery because the class sizes are large ( and even the regular ed students are being affected by it) and there are no seats available for any child in 1st through 8th because of the class sizes. The only chance may be a Kindergarten slot but if enough neighborhood students enroll then Earhart doesn't pull from the lottery. There is only one classroom per grade because Earhart is a small school.
Mom responds to Rod on what schools do you want to talk about next |
November 11, 2007 at 01:17 PM
when is everything from November here going to be transferred to the new site?
Alexander still waiting |
December 08, 2007 at 09:50 PM
While surfing on the Net I found your blog, I stopped at it to have a rest and I explored it. There is interesting stuff displayed. Now I continue my surfing…
Make a stop at my blog, if you wish. Ciao.
January 11, 2008 at 10:40 AM
What I am trying to figure out is why is this ISAT test given so early in the school year. It is 2 weeks earlier every year. This year it is March 4, 2008. That is more than 3 months prior to the end of the school year. How can students be expected to take a test based on an entire school year that they have not completed? Am I mistaken? Is the test based on standards only up until March? If not how do "they" justify this injustice? I understand the need for a standardized test to help understand acheivement on a mass scale. I just don't get how we are supposed to squeeze a school year's worth of lessons in less than 7 months. I wonder how many actual school days take place from the first day of school to the March 4. Do other states take the test as early as we do? In the past the tests were given in May. Anybody out there have any ideas? Are they really just setting us up for failure? Is this a ploy to push for year round school, school closings, charter schools? I really just don't get it. Why do we take this test 3+ months prior to the end of the school year?
Lisa Provost |
January 13, 2008 at 08:39 PM
How do I start blog on this thing? It is easy to make comments but I want to start a thread.
I can not believe that we will not have final exam schedules this year because of IMPACT. I have never heard of a high school that did not have final exams. This is unbelievable and nobody is talking about it. What a joke.
January 16, 2008 at 10:11 AM
Where is the news about the schools
who have the status of restructuring
implementation under the terms
of Federal Law?????
What will happen
This is the 6th year of the NCLB
Act and the District will have to
Where is the up to date
information on that??
Restructuring Implementation Status can close schools also |
January 20, 2008 at 12:19 PM
Just wanted everyone to know that the house bill previously HB464, regarding the removal of the teacher residency requirement, is alive again. It has been renamed HB4375. Let your representatives and congressman know if you are in favor of it. We need to catch it early on so that it doesn't die again!!!!!
Teachers Interest |
February 20, 2008 at 11:57 PM
I'd like to start by saying if you would like to know what HDO is ask the principal of Jane Addams elementary Naomi Esquivel she became principal at that school with the help of HDO and now that her sister (Judy Feria) who is an employee of George Washinghton High School has been pink slipped together they are stirring up the pot. Get over it! You are gone for good. Let your sister give you a job or better yet go work for your pastor!!!!
Happy 2 see you go |
April 04, 2008 at 07:28 PM
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