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Numbers needed on offshore safety; Florida also running out of killer drug


The offshore industry has long bragged about its safety record, but this is mostly hubris. The absence of major accidents isn’t necessarily a synonym for safety. Simply put, we don’t know what we don’t know.  To truly assess the industry’s safety — and more importantly, to determine if it’s improving or declining — we need more data points. That’s why the near-miss data that [Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement chief Brian] Salerno is advocating is so important.

Tennessee’s Achievement District is modeled in part on Louisiana’s state-run Recovery School District, which absorbed most of New Orleans’s schools after Hurricane Katrina. …

The growth of the Achievement District— whose teachers do not have tenure — is only one of several sweeping changes for Memphis teachers. They are also facing the merger of the county and city school districts, a new teacher evaluation system, and reduced tenure protections across the board.


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About Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and the Federal Flood he helped create the Rising Tide conference, which grew into an annual social media event dedicated to the future of New Orleans.