8 principals from across New York State co-authored a letter to parents about state testing, and I am proud to be one of them.


Recently, #Satchat focused on the first year of teaching and inspired a great deal of reflection.


NY State Education Commissioner John King has rescheduled new forums for parents to share concerns about the CCSS but will it be enough?


Are the Common Core State Standards really the problem, or is how they were rolled out?


Effective feedback is important to student learning, as well as educator improvement, but many educators provide praise and advice instead of feedback.


When it comes to literacy, everyone has a stake in how well our students read and use language, and some citizens are trying to collectively figure out how they can improve literacy in their communities.


Recently, some schools banned tag while others banned balls and post-game handshakes. Have some adults in school lost all common sense?


N.Y. State Education Commissioner John King scheduled a handful of parent meetings sponsored by the N.Y. State PTA to engage parents about the Common Core State Standards and state assessments. Unfortunately for him, the parents wanted to engage him as well.


Eric Jensen wants teachers to know that, even in the case of poverty, they can help students achieve to their fullest potential.


Assessments are supposed to help students learn their strengths and weaknesses, but state assessment results only come as a number for schools, which makes them useless.


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