Grasmick still has lots of work to do
In today's editorial, the paper's editorial board writes about Nancy Grasmick's legacy. What has been noted in the past several days, is Grasmick's enormous ability to bring varying interests together to push forward the reforms she wanted. Having watched her for more than a decade, I can say she has gained a lot of friends just by being warm and gracious in public, even to those she had majors disagreements with. She will need every bit of that charm and the steel interior, to get through the next several months. What hasn't been noted is that she has a lot of difficult work ahead to build the teacher evaluation system, a key component of Race to the Top, which may be as defining for the future of education in the state as the high school assessments or the early childhood education initiatives.