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April 20, 2015

Opting Out: Will It Lead to the Real Discussion About Assessment?

The opt out movement is massive across the country, but are we open to learn what the movement is teaching us?

April 02, 2015

High Noon: The Showdown Over High-Stakes Testing

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

Unwrapping the Standards: A Simple Way to Deconstruct Learning Outcomes

In the 2nd in a series of guest posts by Larry Ainsworth, he helps teachers unlock the standards.

March 19, 2015

Focused Leadership: Fish Don't Rot From the Tail First

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

Making Your Voice Heard: The Power of the Teacher Brand

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

What If You Only Had 5 Minutes to Inspire a Teacher?

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?

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?

February 01, 2015

Do Students Need a Bill of Assessment Rights?

When it comes to assessment there are five areas that students are entitled to, and these are those five areas.

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