In many states, high stakes testing really provides little to no effective feedback to students and teachers, which isn't pedagogically sound, but teaching something "because it's on the test" isn't pedagogically sound either.
PISA's Andreas Schleicher will be presenting a paper on Policy lessons from around the world. What will we all learn from his data?
Just because we are stuck with their policies doesn't mean we should be stuck with their mindset.
Are we are stuck in the proverbial quicksand or can schools become the new digital age learning organization?
When travelling internationally, it seems as though people have a much more global perspective than Americans. Is it possible for American students to gain a global perspective if they lack access to travel?
Looking at model schools and standards, how can we adapt in a way that will progress student learning?
Last week, in Long Island a panel of experts that included Michael Fullan, Andy Hargreaves and Pasi Sahlberg discussed how there are better ways to improve schools than the reforms coming from the USDOE and NYSED.
Grading: Is it the educational dinosaur of our time?
In the U.S. we don't usually celebrate schools at the national level, but in New Zealand they are celebrating through the Festival of Education.
Edcamps are a growing trend in education as a great method of offering professional development to educators by educators, and now there is on being planned at the U.S. Department of Education.