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Old 08-31-2012, 09:24 AM
 
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I have the opportunity to "teach" at an EAA school in Detroit. I am wondering if there is anyone who is already in a EAA school who would like to share.
I am currently in Detroit, but this would be a substantial salary increase. I have heard rumors about several schools and any info will assist in determining if I take the position.

THANKS
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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My best friend is at one. I toured it and spoke with the P, but she didn't have any openings left in my certification area. I was pleased with it, and I would have jumped at the chance to teach there.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:03 PM
 
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It may be a moot point. I was at the school Friday and was told if the P was good with the committee's recommendations I would have a call that afternoon. Talking with the parents who were there for late registration, they all sounded up beat and excited. I had heard teachers were coming from all over the country.
I was curious as to how the classes were set up and how inclusion was being handled at the high school level.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:26 PM
 
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I take it you didn't get a phone call?

My friend is in an elementary/middle school. SpEd was not brought up. So I can't help you there. Sorry!

The P I spoke to had people coming from California, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida. We were laughing because of the places they were picking to live. Luckily, the P steered them all in the right direction.

Part of me wonders how many people they hired that were not certified in Michigan. My best friend was teaching in Virginia, but still held a current MI license. It is frustrating to think that they hired people who are not yet certified, when there are so many people out there looking. I applied late- after the preferred deadline. I was cut out in the video/question round. My friend already had been offered a position at this point.

Oh well. Maybe next year. I'm curious to see what schools they add next year. I am hoping for some in the Flint area, since that is where I am from. Plus, rent is WAAYYY cheaper in Genesee County than Oakland County!
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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I have heard many TFA folks were hired. I also saw Dr. Covington on Flash Point and he was saying EAA has a longer school year--210 students days and an additional 14-21 staff days?
IF they do move towards Flint, I would be interested in that possibility.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:43 AM
 
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I have heard many TFA folks were hired. I also saw Dr. Covington on Flash Point and he was saying EAA has a longer school year--210 students days and an additional 14-21 staff days?
IF they do move towards Flint, I would be interested in that possibility.
Interesting. We NEED a longer school year. I hope those staff days are scattered throughout the year to give staff the time they need to catch up and keep up.

While the charter school I worked for had a lot of things wrong, there were some they did right like giving new hire teachers a work day in the middle of each quarter. It forced us to write sub plans and gave us a chance to catch up and a chance to work with our peers.

I've said before I'd love to see a longer school year with time to actually prep during the school day....I can dream...
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:16 PM
 
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The last I heard, 40% were supposed to go to TFA.

They are going 210 days, but the big concern is the lack of air conditioning in the old buildings. My friend's principal told her to put up a Donor's Choose for a portable/window air conditioner.
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:01 PM
 
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Interesting. We NEED a longer school year. I hope those staff days are scattered throughout the year to give staff the time they need to catch up and keep up.

While the charter school I worked for had a lot of things wrong, there were some they did right like giving new hire teachers a work day in the middle of each quarter. It forced us to write sub plans and gave us a chance to catch up and a chance to work with our peers.

I've said before I'd love to see a longer school year with time to actually prep during the school day....I can dream...
From what I understand, teachers start on August 1st every year.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:46 PM
 
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From what I understand, teachers start on August 1st every year.
When do students start?

What teaching needs is a more balanced year. Teaching is either all on or all off. I would love to see a schedule that takes some of the time in the summer and puts it during the school year so teachers lives aren't insane from September to June.

Maybe I just try to do too much...
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:38 AM
 
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EAA started today, September 04, 2012.
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