It is estimated the if US students did as well as Canadian students on PISA it would amount to around 70 trillion dollars over the lifetime of students. How do we get there? Do we need a prevention or a cure?
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May 24, 2015
May 21, 2015
Like a child who regularly misbehaves, the New York State Education Department's behavior leaves educators, leaders and parents feeling uncertain, even if they are trying to do the right thing. Officials are meeting with educators and leaders from districts around the state to talk about opting out and high stakes testing. Will they really listen?
May 14, 2015
After posting a blog focusing on why faculty meetings are a waste of time and one on why teacher observations may not be beneficial, it is pretty clear that there are 3 areas of disconnect between teachers and school principals.
May 03, 2015
Nowhere in the US is education more of a political hotbed than in NY State. The Senate is getting ready to hold meetings around Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR), but will the Governor listen?
April 20, 2015
The opt out movement is massive across the country, but are we open to learn what the movement is teaching us?
April 02, 2015
In NY State high stakes testing is quickly approaching and it seems that we have hit High Noon. On one side are those who want to opt out and on the other stands the state education department and funding.
March 25, 2015
In the 2nd in a series of guest posts by Larry Ainsworth, he helps teachers unlock the standards.
March 19, 2015
Building administrators and school leaders across the nation are challenged to find strategies that will generate continual increased levels of student achievement. But what is the best way?
March 17, 2015
Teachers are getting bashed on one side and praised on the other. Is it time for teachers to create their own brand?
March 12, 2015
The reports are everywhere. Teacher enrollment is down, but their status is up. Regardless of the reports, teachers need a little inspiration. What would you say if you had 5 minutes to do it?