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September 05, 2014

Leadership 360: Are We Recycling the Same Conversations?

Do you ever feel like we have been talking about the same educational issues decade after decade? We are!

September 03, 2014

Don't Worry About Those Growth Scores...

In a powerful blog by elementary principal Tony Sinanis, he writes about how he received an 11 out of 20 on his NY State growth score...but unfortunately cannot explain why because he doesn't get that information from NYSED.

August 17, 2014

Does Policy Drive Practice?

Many believe that policy drives practice, but it's not that simple. Bad policies can demean teachers and students and ruin schools. How do we find the happy medium?

August 11, 2014

Testing Frustrations? It's Up to You to Separate Fact From Fiction

When it comes to high stakes testing it is up to teachers and school leaders to separate fact from fiction.

July 27, 2014

Would Your Students Come to School If They Didn't Have to?

At the Visible Learning International Conference, school leader Sarah Martin posed the question Would your students show up to school if they didn't have to? In our present system...I'm not sure they would.

July 18, 2014

Do We Really Have a Problem Without a Solution?

After many years of fighting who is right and who is wrong, will we ever come together? Do we really have a problem without a solution?

July 11, 2014

5 Reasons You Should Be an Instructional Leader!

There are five very important reasons why school leaders need to become instructional leaders, and they all revolve around learning.

July 09, 2014

When Will the Testing Obsession End?

Recently, the Utica City School District in New York received a grant to extend their school day. One of the reasons to extend the school day was to increase test scores.

June 26, 2014

Got Coffee? Getting Testing Off Caffeine

High stakes testing and educational reform is like having a coffee buzz, at some point it all comes crashing down.

June 20, 2014

Why Does My Son Want to Be a Teacher?

In her acceptance speech for the Sidney, NY Teacher of the Year Award, Stephanie Hulbert explains why she was upset when her 5 year old son said he wanted to be a teacher, and the ultimate lesson he taught her along the way.

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