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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.

June 17, 2014

Siena Poll: Slow Down the Common Core

For the past couple of years Commissioner John King and Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch have said they will not slow down on the Common Core, but 82% of respondents of a new Siena Poll want them to...will they listen?

June 15, 2014

How Is Compliance Working Out for You?

Anthony Cody recently wrote an outstanding blog about reluctant warriors. Many educators don't like to be warriors because they dislike confrontation and discourse. How is that all working out?

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