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.
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November 25, 2013
October 28, 2013
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
NY State Education Commissioner John King has rescheduled new forums for parents to share concerns about the CCSS but will it be enough?
October 13, 2013
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 18, 2013
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.
June 19, 2013
I was once defined by numbers...and I won't be again.
June 18, 2013
When tests served student-centered purposes, they were one piece to a puzzle that could drive instruction in a valuable way but Value-Added Data no longer does that.
May 28, 2013
NY State Education Commissioner John King met with busniess leaders to get them to sell the Common Core State Standards to the public.
May 15, 2013
N.Y. State Chancellor Meryll Tisch wrote an article about how NY State cannot slow down the implementation of the Common Core but she sent a very conflicting message.
May 14, 2013
Point scales will not help leaders complete their APPR with more integrity but it does give teachers the opportunity to truly highlight what they are doing in the classroom.