DARA WARE ALLEN Dara Ware Allen said she never saw herself running a charter school, but when the team conducting a national search for a new CEO for Pittsburgh’s City Charter High School contacted her in the spring, she threw her hat in the ring. In July, the school’s board called—the job was hers. Now, barely two weeks into the academic year, Allen is happy that the timing, her background—as an assistant superintendent with Pittsburgh Public Schools and with several youth workforce development agencies—and the school’s focus on post-secondary education and career readiness all meshed, allowing her to take advantage of this opportunity. “I’m always open to opportunities for professional growth. But this wasn’t even on my radar, and I wouldn’t have known about the position if someone hadn’t suggested me to the search firm,” Allen told the New Pittsburgh Courier in an exclusive interview. “I maintain a great … [Read more...] about Dara Ware Allen moves from PPS to City Charter High School CEO
Red carpet charters
Private transit vehicles like tech shuttles, Chariot and casino buses will legally be allowed to fly along the newest red “transit only” lanes to be painted in San Francisco, on Geary Boulevard. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors on Tuesday voted to approve a phase of the Geary Rapid project that will add red lanes down Geary from Market Street to Stanyan Street. The project drew strong opposition, however, after transit advocates learned it will allow private transit vehicles to use transit-only lanes, dubbed “red carpet” lanes by transit planners, on Geary Boulevard. Members of the public hissed during the vote and pleaded with board members to ban Chariot, tech shuttles and other private vehicles, to no avail. Ultimately, the board approved the lanes with a catch, asking SFMTA staff to interview Muni operators to investigate if private transit vehicles slow down Muni buses. SFMTA Board of Directors Vice Chair Malcolm Heinicke … [Read more...] about City approves red transit-only lanes on Geary for use by private shuttles, Chariot
By J. Kavin Ross Eagle Contributing Writer “If my friends can’t play on the slide, I don’t want to play on the slide either.” Austin,10 Recently, children attending the Greenwood Cultural Center’s (GCC) Summer Arts Program were met with the rude awaking of racism. After a long drive to Leonardo’s Children Museum in Enid, Oklahoma, the group encountered opposition upon their arrival. A racial statement towards its campers promoted the youth program to immediate vacated the town. About eighty children, staff, and parental chaperones traveled nearly two hours on board two Red Carpet charter buses. After reaching their destination, the center was confronted by management before they entered the Leonardo’s Children Museum. Although GCC had already provided the appropriate adult/child ratio, they were warned to be very careful in the hands-on interactive museum. After the long bus ride, staff prepared for lunch. Museum staff cited that … [Read more...] about Whites Only Playground? Can’t Let Racism Slide
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Weathersbee: Willie Herenton returns. Should Memphians roll out the red carpet or roll it up? Willie Herenton is running for mayor again. But his candidacy isn't off to a good start, as two of his charter schools shut down. Why would he be good for Memphis now? Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Tonyaa Weathersbee, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Published 9:53 a.m. CT April 21, 2018 | Updated 10:19 a.m. CT April 21, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Willie Herenton through the Years Fullscreen … [Read more...] about Weathersbee: Willie Herenton returns. Should Memphians roll out the red carpet or roll it up?
Bob Motzko seemed surprised that no one had made the connection. Last week, the St. Cloud State coach noted that these Huskies were not the first to make it to the final four in an NCAA hockey tournament. They had done so in Division III in 1987, finishing third in the nation to end the season in which Herb Brooks coached them. Motzko began his coaching career as an assistant to Brooks that season. He is now in his eighth season as head coach and led St. Cloud State to its first Division I Frozen Four with emphatic victories over Notre Dame and Miami (Ohio) in the Midwest Regional. Thursday, the Huskies play Quinnipiac in the national semifinal at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Wednesday, they kicked off the experience with a press conference; last week, Motzko reminisced about that 1986-87 season. Brooks took the job to help the Huskies make the transition to Division I, furthering the vision of legendary Gophers coach John Mariucci, whose mission was to … [Read more...] about Huskies at the Frozen Four: Herbie’s vision fulfilled