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19 Nov 2012

Thanks for your Support!
You are receiving this message because you have supported the New York State Principals' Open Letterregarding the APPR Legislation. 

As always, we thank you for your support and remind you that our work is not done. Please share this email with three colleagues, friends, neighbors or family members and ask them to support our paper!

NYS Education Reform Commission
After months of work and regional meetings, theGovernor's State Education Reform Commission is holding its final meetings this week. Please consider submitting your comments or suggestions to the members of the commission! It is vitally important that members of this commission hear our voices! You can submit your comments or suggestions through this link.

Happy Thanksgiving to All
Those of us who continue to work with students in schools are well aware that we have much to be thankful for — even during these challenging times. The ability to shape the future of our country through our work with students is truly a gift.

I wish you all the best during this holiday week, with the hope that you can spend time with your family and loved ones.

Thanks for all your support!
Sean and Carol


Principal, The Wheatley School
Old Westbury, NY  11568
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Can APPR be Adjusted? 
After the October 22nd meeting of the NYS Education Reform Commission, Carol Burris was invited to submit suggestions on how to modify NYS APPR within the construct of New York's Rae to the Top Application. You can read her response through this link.
School Finance 101
One of the more thoughtful writers addressing issues of school finance and reform efforts is Bruce Baker, a professor in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers. For thoughtful analysis of school finances and policy, consider subscribing to his blog.

Professor Baker's most recent post is a must read for those concerned about New York's model for principal and teacher effectiveness.

My Life in School (Thomas Sobol)

Thomas Sobol is a giant among educators in New York and beyond. A former Commissioner of Education, Dr. Sobol is also a long-time supporter of our letter. At the end of October, I had the pleasure of attending an inaugural lecture in his honor (given by Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond). You can order Dr. Sobol's memoirMy Life in School, through his web site