IPS Superintendent Lewis Ferebee hosts Twitter chat
Tuesday night Indianapolis Public Schools held a Twitter chart to seek input from the community. Within an hour nearly 500 tweets were posted. Superintendent Lewis Ferebee, Colts player Dwayne Allen, Nine13 Inc., an IPS commissioner, and others posed questions. Here's some of what was said:
- — Josh Bowling (@thawood_josh)Tue, Feb 11 2014 17:27:41As a parent of 4 children in IPS (CFI2 & Tech) I appreciate that my children love going to school and feel valued not just a number #YVOP
- — Robert Herzog (@HerzogIND)Tue, Feb 11 2014 17:26:18
- — AndrewBowmanCNP (@BowmanCNP)Tue, Feb 11 2014 17:47:14We have noticed that schools that have high community partnership have higher success. We want to help struggling schools! #YVOP
- Ferebee asked for advice. The Twitter chat is part of his ongoing "listening tour" that includes public forums and workshops. A work session is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Southeast Community Service Center's Senior Citizen Center. The final forum is 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at University of Indianapolis' Schwitzer Center.
- — Bollenbacher (@bollenbacherjob)Tue, Feb 11 2014 17:20:51#YVOP Q2-More services to reach our most challenging students that will help insure both academic and social success.
- The inclusion of Colts tight end Dwayne Allen attracted a buzz in the hours before the chat.
- — Cannon Multimedia (@CannonMedia716)Tue, Feb 11 2014 18:03:35
- — Dr. Lewis Ferebee (@FerebeeIPS)Tue, Feb 11 2014 17:46:37
- Members of the IPS School Board took part in the conversation, including President Annie Roof, Gayle Cosby and Caitlin Hannon.
- — Caitlin Hannon (@TheMissHannon)Tue, Feb 11 2014 17:57:50
- — Caitlin Hannon (@TheMissHannon)Tue, Feb 11 2014 17:24:02
- — Gayle Cosby (@GayleCosbyIPS)Tue, Feb 11 2014 18:00:06#yvop I would like to see more leadership opps for students. Important way to help them find their voice in the community
- Superintendent Ferebee interacted directly with many who posed questions to him or offered suggestions. Ferebee has become one of the most visible Indianapolis educators on social media since his arrival last fall.
- — BishtarBekhanam (@BishtarBekhanam)Tue, Feb 11 2014 17:59:57#yvop please take care if insecure and incompetent administrator before they run off more caring and dedicated staff..
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