Post Tagged with: "Baltimore"

Lynch and Duncan Working to Prevent Youth Violence

Politico Pro reported that Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke at the Youth Violence Prevention Summit. They delivered a positive message saying they’ve left more inspired by the young people in Baltimore and Ferguson dedicated to making change in their communities. Duncan said he had never seen such intense student fear of police as he saw […]

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The Fight Continues in Baltimore

The Fight Continues in Baltimore

Jimmy Gittings, president of the Public School Administrators and Supervisors Association (PSASA), AFSA Local 25, is working tirelessly to uphold the reputation of all AFSA members and to ensure principals in the Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) are treated fairly. However, the relationship between principals and BCPS remains tense, as additional allegations of cheating on standardized test scores has led to 16 more principals currently being investigated.

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The Fight in Baltimore Continues

Yesterday a demonstration organized by Jimmy Gittings, president of Local PSASA, was held in front of the Baltimore City Public Schools Headquarters to show strong disappointment in the Board of School Commissioners’ decision not to accept the recommendations of two hearing officers to reinstate two principals wrongly accused of cheating. In addition, the demonstration made Dr. Alonso aware that the demotion of principals with satisfactory ratings is unacceptable.

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Jimmy Gittings speaks out in support of AFSA Members In Baltimore

Twenty-two Baltimore city schools started off the school year today without permanent principals in place. In a recent statement, Jimmy Gittings, president of Public School Administrators and Supervisors Association (PSASA), Local 25 in Baltimore, spoke out in support of AFSA members who were affected by these demotions.

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AFSA Local President Jimmy Gittings Defends Support For Principals In Baltimore Sun

This week, Jimmy Gittings, president of PSASA, AFSA Local 25, was quoted in the Baltimore Sun defending principals, some of whom were recently accused by CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools, Andrés Alonso of cheating to improve test scores instead of receiving support in their role as school leaders.

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AFSA President Diann Woodard and Baltimore Local President Jimmy Gittings in Baltimore Sun

“When looking across the country, Baltimore does not quite measure up,” said Diann Woodard, president of the American Federation of School Administrators, the only national education union for school administrators, including Baltimore’s. And the leader of the city principals union says many administrators are leaving the district for higher-paying jobs with less pressure in nearby school systems.

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AFSA Regional VP Jimmy Gittings Featured in Baltimore Sun

Jimmy Gittings, AFSA Regional Vice President and head of the Baltimore local, discusses the issue of principal turnover in the Baltimore Sun.

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