Re: [nyceducationnews] Fwd: Hey there
We may have missed an email appointing us honorary honey badgers. Mine probably came after the fifth time I publicly asked the Chancellor why he wanted to give public school space to a school when DOE's own reviewers found little happening there that required "higher order thinking skills"
- Chief Exec. Officer? Good grief!
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From: "Katie Duffy" <kduffy@...>
Date: Sep 3, 2013 8:47 PM
Subject: Hey there
MESSAGE FROM KATIEIâm Katie and I am now the Chief Executive Officer of Democracy Prep Public Schools. I wanted to take a minute to wish you a happy first day of school! Iâm so proud and excited for my first year heading up this amazing organization. We have a lot of new going on this year: new schools in Harlem and in Camden, new leaders, new teachers, and even new newsletters! But most importantly we get to welcome our new scholars.We say at Democracy Prep that growth matters most. And that permeates everything that we do. Every year, we expect our scholars to grow, and we expect ourselves to grow. In one year we have grown from six schools to nine schools; from 235 DREAM Team members to 360; and from 1,500 scholars to more than 2,100 scholars. As you may have heard New York State even has a new assessment thatâs more aligned to the Common Core. We believe this new test is mission-aligned with Democracy Prep because itâs a better gauge of how prepared our scholars are to go to college. And it will give us better tools to make sure they make it down that long road to higher education so that they can go out and change the world.Whenever the bumps in that road get to be too much, I take a chance to talk to some of our scholars. And when I do, it reminds me that no road is too bumpy. Not when the future of our kids is at stake. Not when Stanley and Francisco and Kayla and Alisha are counting on us. They remind me, as we say, âto keep calm and badger on.â (FYIâ¦the honey badger is my official mascot. The honey badger fights for what is needed, regardless of how challenging the odds.) Closing the achievement gap is not easy. No one person, no one teacher, no one school can do it aloneâ¦we need your help too. So, I ask that you take a little bit of time today and do one of these things to help Democracy Prep get even stronger:Honey badger out,
Democracy Prep Public Schools
207 West 133rd Street
New York, NY 10030
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- I got one too.Much though the honey badger speaks to my id, I for one wouldn't want it checking in every day with Stanley and Francisco and Kayla and Alisha. But I guess it's hard to close the achievement gap without devouring a few live snakes and cursing like a sailor. Abusive indeed.On Sep 3, 2013, at 10:31 PM, Diane Ravitch wrote: