In a week filled with budget cut showdowns, botched pre-K admissions letters, and anticipation of middle school and G&T placement decisions, I'm pretty sure I'm just about the last thing on your minds. But that won't stop me from trying to insert myself there.
At the end of May last year, the Insideschools blog was still just an idea. A year later, its archive contains more than 525 posts(!) ranging from meeting coverage to analysis of articles and reports to help understanding the DOE's confusing policy changes. In my three years at Insideschools, I've enjoyed nothing more than writing this blog and interacting with the parents, teachers, policy wonks, and school officials who read it.
Today is my last day at Insideschools. After today, I'll be reading this blog, but I won't be contributing to it. I'm confident that I'm leaving the blog in more-than-capable hands — Helen Zelon, who has contributed coverage of the budget cuts already, will post regularly through the summer, and you'll soon see some other new names; let Insideschools know if you'd like to be one of them — but still, I will miss it.
When I see you around the city and the Internet, say hello. And until then, know that I am rooting for you all in this crazy, mixed-up school system.