Mrs. Q unveils her identity. The Chicago educator who, last year, set off on a quest to buy school lunches, photograph them and blog about the quality — or lack thereof – daily, revealed her identity today via newspaper articles and an appearance on Good Morning America. The author of the “Fed up with lunch” blog had good reason: she released a book with the same name. (Chicago Tribune)
Working through the kinks. Tennessee teachers are unhappy with new evaluations imposed as part of the Race to the Top program. A local columnist profiles some who have left the classroom because of it. Officials acknowledge that the program is new and may need some tailoring. (Perhaps they should look here and here for pointers.) (The Tennessean)
In the interim. Two education advisers will serve in tandem with the acting superintendent of Philadelphia’s schools and its School Reform Commission until a permanent superintendent is chosen, the city’s mayor announced Tuesday. If you remember, we reported here when the commission was left with two members – not enough for a quorum – last month after two quick resignations. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Happy World Teachers Day! Remember that special teacher from your childhood today, a global celebration designed to “promote international standards for the teaching profession.” Education Sector staff highlighted their favorite teachers here. Who left a lasting impact on you? Leave your stories below.