Monthly Archives: August 2013

Mr. Arne Duncan set to visit Castle Park Middle School in the Sweetwater Union High School District!

What a great honor to have the US Secretary of Education, Mr. Arne Duncan, visit one of our schools during his annual bus tour!

https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-announces-strong-start-bright-future-back-school-bus-t-0

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Online education continues its momentum….

The CSU, California Ssytem has rolled out its plan for online programs.
http://www.mercurynews.com/education/ci_23768533/california-state-universitys-radical-plan-online-courses

California’s plan may not be that radical, considering Colorado already has such a program. One tuition for Colorado residents or out of state:
http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/colorado-state-university-global-campus-US0014/bachelors

Students need extra focus in online programs:
http://www.dictated.com/4247/al-alt-discusses-education/

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Mentoring both faculty and staff

As I have worked in both higher education and in the K-12 setting now, I see that it is uniform across higher ed and K12 that we need to focus on developing our young professionals in both faculty and staff.

Here is an interesting article in Inside Higher Ed on faculty mentoring:
http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2013/08/12/essay-how-be-good-faculty-mentor-junior-professors

And another on developing staff:
http://segment.com/albert-alt-tips-for-young-professionals/

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Open Educational Resources

We have all read about open educational resources and we can avail ourselves to MIT courses for free. Well, this notion has made its way to the charter world as well. Interesting read:
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2013/08/charter_school_networks_share_curricular_offerings_online.html

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Keep kids active mentally during the summer!

http://www.indyposted.com/196393/education-professional-al-alt-ed-d-urges-parents-to-keep-kids-academically-active-this-summer/

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Good news! (if you are a CBO)

Apparently, if you are a Chief Business Official, you are either preparing for retirement soon, as outlined in this article, or like me you have 15 more years but will see plenty of opportunities!
http://chronicle.com/blogs/bottomline/large-share-of-higher-ed-business-officers-plan-to-retire-soon/

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