New Blogs in Town

Jan and Dean, “The New Girl in School” (click to listen or download)

AMPS would like to welcome two new Madison education blogs: News from the Madtown School Board and Middle School Madness.

News from the Madtown School Board is by Sarah Maslin, the student rep. on the MMSD Board.  She promises that “As we discuss, debate, and decide…, I’ll try my best to keep you all informed via this blog. ”  I thought Ms Maslin was very eloquent and right on target during the discussion of the referendum proposal at the last Board meeting.  I look forward to reading what she has to say.

The Middle School Madness team describe themselves and their mission as follows:

We are a community of educators dedicated to sharing and discovering information on various issues, including the district’s new standards-based report cards. While each of us has his or her own unique classroom, subject areas, students, and grade level, we all share a passion for providing excellent learning opportunities for the teenagers in our care.

All ideas, comments, and thoughts are welcome here.  Please feel free to comment on any of the postings to discover the experiences and opinions of others.   The site was founded to meet your needs as an educator and thus will grow and adapt to meet the needs of active users.

Although they don’t identify as teaching in MMSD, documents quoted as “from the district” are identifiable as MMSD documents.  At AMPS, we generally frown on anonymous posting, but in this case it seems like a reasonable choice.  So far, the perspective offered on Middle School Madness has been enlightening.

It looks to me as if the local internet education scene just got richer.  Thanks to Sarah Maslin and the Middle School Madness team for making the effort.

Thomas J. Mertz

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