The UFT and NYSUT are asking for a ban on standardized testing in grades pre-k through 2nd grade...and the commissioner of education agrees?
New York State's present education issues should serve as a cautionary tale for school leaders who are instituting any type of change.
Some children won the lottery when it comes to parents, and others seem to have lost, which is why great teachers are so important.
Twitter's #satchat takes place on Saturday mornings and can help provide the professional growth that educators are looking for to inspire change in their classroom or school.
As we stand at the Common Core buffet of reading, there seems to be a risk that we are going to force students to binge just for a better grade on a test, when we should be teaching them to try everything from the menu to help prepare them for their future.
If cancelling meetings with parents because they got too tough wasn't a sign of poor leadership....John King's comments at the New York State School Boards Association Conference certainly were.
Education doesn't need fixing in all parts of the United States but it does need strengthening and it will take all parties to get us there.
In our present era of accountability schools have been given the task of collecting data on students, and some of that data has to do with student discipline. How much is too much?
Just because educators stop checking their e-mail so much doesn't make them any less dedicated to their profession.
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.