Slow And Steady Wins The Race

0406catfinal_lrg Catalyst -- in whose offices I'm sitting as I write this -- is generally more thorough than it is speedy. 

The magazine has been behind schedule pretty much every issue since the start of the year.  A six-part cover package is probably overkill for all but the most dedicated reader. 

But I'm happy to report that the April issue is finally online, and, as I've said before, the magazine's substance and comprehensiveness generally makes up for the lack of timeliness. 

The big cover package by Ed Finkl and Debra Williams focuses in on retaining new teachers and features pieces about Lisa Vahey's New Teachers Network (NTN), the NTC pilot, and more.  I'm not a gung-ho retentionista, but I like some of these smart, battle-tested, and not-so-expensive retention and support models.

Elsewhere in the issue:

-- Liz Duffrin dissects the Board's new simplified and streamlined probation policy.  Seems like this simplification and streamlining bug is going around, doesn't it? 

--Maureen Kelleher gets the goods on the new Pilsen charter dustup.  Muy caliente! 

Last but not least, there's confirmation of the long-rumored arrival of Allen Alson from ETHS to CPS in July.

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