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March 30, 2014

PISA Head Delivers Speech on School Autonomy

PISA's Andreas Schleicher will be presenting a paper on Policy lessons from around the world. What will we all learn from his data?

February 09, 2014

They Learned It, But Did They Feel It?

They Learned It, But Did They Feel It?

January 26, 2014

We Need More Dialogue & Less Monologue From Secretary Duncan

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has spent most of his time as secretary saying the public education system is failing, and it really needs to stop.

January 23, 2014

10 Critical Issues Facing Education

When it comes to education, there are numerous critical issues that need to be addressed in 2014, and these are ten of them.

December 29, 2013

Have Standards Ever Promoted Independent Thinking?

Many educators are concerned that strict standards and accountability will never promote independent thinking, but have schools ever promoted that?

November 26, 2013

We Need Great Leaders Now More Than Ever

In this time of great accountability some leaders have threatened to call CPS on parents who opt their children out of testing. Education does not need more leaders who create fear and diminish creativity; education needs multipliers who see the gifts of those around them.

October 29, 2013

N.Y. Principals Speak Out Against State Testing

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.

October 26, 2013

New Forums Scheduled, But N.Y. State Commissioner Pressured To Step Down

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

October 15, 2013

N.Y. State Commissioner John King's 'Message' Gets Cancelled

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.

July 24, 2013

Compliance and the Common Core

One of the issues that school leaders understand, is when they enforce rule after rule in their school building, compliance is all they will ever get.

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