My Goal in Blogging
I started this blog in May of 2008, shortly after my election to the School Committee, because I believed it was very important to both provide the community with an opportunity to share their thoughts with me about our schools and to provide me with an opportunity for me to ask questions and share my thoughts and reasoning. I have found the conversation generated on my blog to be extremely helpful to me in learning community views on many issues. I appreciate the many people who have taken the time to share their views. I believe it is critical to the quality of our public schools to have a public discussion of our community priorities, concerns and aspirations.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
For those of you who enjoy seeing/thinking about/discussing various issues regarding the Amherst schools on this blog, please check out the new blog by Amherst resident and parent Alison Donta-Venman at: http://www.amherstbythenumbers.blogspot.com/. Alison served on the Facilitation of Community Choices Committee, and is very focused on using data for long-term, strategic planning for both the town and the schools (she's already blogged about special education in the Amherst schools, for example). I'm delighted to have someone else sharing data, presenting numbers, and generating important discussion about town-wide priorities and values.
Posted by Catherine A. Sanderson at 11:44 PM