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February 26, 2015

State Testing: Where's the Dialogue Around Learning?

Two recent commentaries in Education Week and the NY Times focused on the need for annual state testing. Unfortunately we keep battling over testing at a time when we should really talk about learning.

February 06, 2015

Misguided Direction: Will Students Turn Their Backs on Education?

New York State is moving in a misguided direction. Will Students Turn Their Backs On Education because of it?

February 03, 2015

Headline: 'Crackdown on Lazy Teachers'

Newspaper headlines reads, "Crackdown on Lazy Teachers." Haven't we had enough?

January 25, 2015

Politics or Pedagogy: Which One Wins?

In New York State the education system is built on a political cycle and not a pedagogical one.

January 16, 2015

Do We All Need a Dose of Assessment Literacy?

Assessment literacy would do us all a bit of good...especially those leaders at the top.

January 06, 2015

Our Nation May STILL Be 'At Risk'

More than 30 years later we may still be A Nation At Risk but for many different reasons.

December 14, 2014

3 Reasons Why High-Stakes Testing Matters

Sadly, there are 3 reasons why high stakes testing matters...to some people.

November 30, 2014

Do Schools Really Need Principals?

Do we really need principals...because some schools are moving forward without them.

October 30, 2014

Comfortable Learning Environment: Soften the Blow of Accountability?

In today's guest blog, two co-authors suggest that a comfortable learning environment is the key to softening the blow of accountability through reform, standards, testing, and mandates.

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?

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