Monthly Archives: October 2014

What is TPE? Should you care?

TPE stands for Teacher and Principal Evaluations. It is ratings teachers are given based on various, pre-defined criteria. Each teacher (and principal) is rated Highly Effective, Effective or Ineffective. While it is easily debatable just how reflective these ratings are of actual teacher performance, and how directly student performance is related to teacher performance, the scores can… Read More »

What does non-partisan mean to you?

Ah, it is campaign finance report week.  It’s such fun to browse through candidates and committee reports. Ok, maybe not fun, but it has to be done. The Board of Education race is a non-partisan race. Yet the Carroll County Republican Central Committee has so far spent over $1,000 on three candidates. The finance reports of the Carroll… Read More »

Commissioner Press Release

Much has been said about the legality of Common Core in Maryland during the last few weeks, culminating in two letters circulating that Delegate Susan Krebs received from the State Attorney General in response to her inquiry about Common Core. While Commissioner Rothschild and Commissioner Frazier have put out a press release regarding AG’s opinion,… Read More »

Goodwill Donation Boxes

Carroll County Public Schools and Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley are partnered in an effort to support struggling families in Carroll County. CCPS supplies $20 vouchers to families so that they can purchase clothing from Goodwill. CCPS receives these vouchers from Goodwill based upon the weight of donations collected in the Goodwill collection boxes that… Read More »