Tag Archive for Kindergarten

Forecasting the future

18 months ago, AUSD and the Board of Education received a demographic study for the district from Lapkoff and Gobalet. This study came under a lot of criticism during the Edison enrollment/lottery discussion and I thought it would be interesting to look at how it has faired two years out.

Forest….meet trees

The School Board is being asked to look at changing enrollment on school boundaries. AUSD staff is working hard to clarify enrollment and reduce the unpredictable nature of enrollment, but are they focusing on small gains that will have large impacts on some families?

My Girl Likes To Charter All The Time

It seems that nothing brings out the passions of Alamedans more than school issues. Last year’s budget problem rallied hundreds of parents and residents, the Kindergarten Lottery issue roiled hundreds more, and now charter applications have the internet jumping. Reading…

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Lauren Do has a great discussion on Charter Schools in Alameda. I noticed a recurring theme in a couple of comments made here: “My idea of the greater good is that the best and brightest kids get the chance to…

The Wall

Tomorrow night, the school board will be discussing the short-term kindergarten enrollment policy issue (G-1 Revision of Enrollment Policy AR 5116.1 Inf/60). This issue has raised a lot of concern in the Edison district, but appears to not have caught…

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Finally. The item we’ve all been waiting for at the school board! 5.) Superintendent’s State of the District – Focus Educational Excellence, Boundaries & Facilities Which is just a sexy way of saying “a long public process to discuss how…