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October 19, 2014

Does Increased Accountability Work?

A recent NY Times article suggests that increased accountability isn't helping to raise achievement or growth...something educators have been saying for many years.

October 09, 2014

Common-Core Side Effects: Worth the Costs?

Something is missing in the raging debate about the Common Core, and in today's guest blog Yong Zhao addresses it.

September 28, 2014

Student Voice: Do We Really Listen to Students?

The adults in school talk a great deal about how students should learn and behave. But do they ever talk to students about it?

September 24, 2014

The Goldilocks' Principle: Meeting the Needs of Special Education Students

Do special education students suffer from our lower expectations or from a state's expectations that may be too high? Only Goldilocks' knows.

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?

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