Many Y3K Tutor In Your Home communities are seeing a surge in school enrollment, especially in the lower grades. There has been double digit increases K-5 enrollment in the following Y3K Tutor In Your Home areas: Needham, Newton, Brookline and Wellesley. Tomorrow we let you in on which community is the leader of the pack when it comes to enrollment expansion.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative will trigger a higher level of critical thinking and deeper understanding into your child’s curriculum. There will also be a new standardized test in English and math. The Common Core benchmarks will be supported by one of two new standardized tests in the 2014-2015 school year.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative seeks to standardize and improve education across the nation. Another major change due to Common Core State Standards Initiative to be on the lookout for is in math. Students will be required to show more work in solving math problems. Tomorrow we will have more Common Core State Standards Initiative changes to be aware of.
New public school standards for learning called the Common Core State Standards Initiative will launch this fall in 45 states across the United States including Massachusetts. There will be changes in your child’s education due to the new standards. One of the major changes will be the inclusion of more nonfiction reading and persuasive writing in all grades. Check here tomorrow for more Common Core State Standards Initiative changes to watch out for.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a set of standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in the subjects of English and math that the states voluntarily adopt. 45 states including Massachusetts have signed on. The standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter college or the workforce. They claim that the standards are “ . . . clear and concise to ensure that parents, teachers, and students have a clear understanding of the expectations in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and mathematics in school.” It remains to be seen if this is in fact true. Tomorrow we will take a closer look at some of the changes coming soon.
Another public relations consultant model that some school systems are using are similar to the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District method. As opposed to hiring an independent consultant at inflated hourly charges, they pay an in-house consultant an inflated yearly salary. This is instead of the time-honored tradition of the Superintendent of Schools telling the truth directly to parents. In Concord-Carlisle Regional School District’s case, they pay a PART-TIME communications manager $40,000 per year. Other local hires include Newton Public Schools that hire a Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator for $60,000, Marlborough Public Schools that employs a Communications Liaison for $65,000 and Brockton Public Schools with their Communications Officer making $70,000.
If you plan to attend the Newton Country Day School Tres Bien Auction, be on the lookout for our Y3K Tutor In Your Home auction donation. With our generous support and your auction bids we will be able to help this Newton, MA school. The evening’s success will directly benefit the school’s programs and activities. We hope to help inspire the Newton Country Day School students and teachers with this fundraiser.
In Newton MA, they will be voting on three property tax overrides to increase taxes by $11,400,000 to mostly pay for school projects. While Newton Public Schools cries how they need new buildings and program funding, they never tell the public about some of their spending. Every time there is a local override vote, cities and towns always whine about how if you don’t vote to raise your taxes, they will cut teachers, police, and firefighters and everyone will suffer. They never seem to threaten to cut or reduce the salaries of the unessential hacks that serve little function in the day-to-day education of our children. In the city of Newton for example, Newton Public Schools hired in 2012 a Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator at a salary of $60,000. Here are some other non-essential Newton Public School officials with outrageous taxpayer funded salaries for fiscal year 2011 that are hidden from the public:
Superintendent of Schools – $254,573.53
Deputy Superintendent: Chief Administrative Officer – $150,540.83
Deputy Superintendent For Teaching and Learning – $72,259.32
Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education & Special Programs – $141,484.24
Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education - $140,908.50
Assistant Superintendent for Student Services – $132,750.08
Director of Human Resources – $117,750.08
Chief of Operations – $128,346.19
Director of METCO – $103,190.00
Assistant Budget Director – $89,683.10
Assistant Human Resources Director – $85,149.84
Assistant to Superintendent – $81,259.76
Co-Director of Elementary Student Services – $104,212.40
Director of Language Acquisition – $118,436.54
Budget Analyst/Administrative Assistant – $75,345.08
Data Management Specialist – $88,276.44
Coordinator of Grants – $106,361.52
Can you think of a better use of over $2,000,000 used to fund your child’s education?
For help passing any of the MCAS tests, call Y3K Tutor In Your Home today! Our Newton tutoring and test prep services have helped many Newton students receive high scores on these tests. Each of our students have enjoyed the excitement of attaining Advanced or Proficient scores on their MCAS tests.
Newton, MA MCAS Testing Schedule 2013
The MCAS tests for Newton North High School and Newton South High School students in Newton, MA will administered on the following dates:
Biology Session 1 – February 4, 2013
Biology Session 2 – February 5, 2013
English (ELA) Composition Sessions A & B – March 19, 2013
English (ELA) Reading Comprehension Sessions 1 & 2 – March 21, 2013
English (ELA) Reading Comprehension Session 3 – March 22, 2013
Math Session 1 – May 13, 2013
Math Session 2 – May 14, 2013
Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) Session 1 – June 4, 2013
Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) Session 2 – June 5, 2013
MCAS Retests (for Newton North High School and Newton South High School students that have previously received Needs Improvement/Failing scores)
English (ELA) Composition Sessions A & B – February 27, 2013
English (ELA) Reading Comprehension Sessions 1 & 2 – February 28, 2013
English (ELA) Reading Comprehension Session 3 – March 1, 2013
Math Session 1 – March 4, 2013
Math Session 2 – March 5, 2013
Vaccination Myth: “Serious diseases like polio have already been eradicated, so there is no need to vaccinate against them.”
While many diseases have been wiped out for the most part in the United States of America, they have not been eradicated around the world. That means you could still be at risk if you go abroad or come into contact with an infected person from overseas. In fact the increase in non-vaccinated immigrants that enter America and the increase in formerly eradicated diseases is not a coincidence. If your kids are not vaccinated, there is a good chance that they could become exposed to some major diseases and suffer like so many people did years ago.