There is a growing movement to opt out of state testing but there are pros and cons that should weigh into the decision, and schools should not be held accountable regardless of a parent's decision.
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December 03, 2013
November 10, 2013
Many educators question whether we need standards because we should personalize learning. Is it possible to do both?
October 28, 2013
8 principals from across New York State co-authored a letter to parents about state testing, and I am proud to be one of them.
October 26, 2013
NY State Education Commissioner John King has rescheduled new forums for parents to share concerns about the CCSS but will it be enough?
October 13, 2013
N.Y. State Education Commissioner John King scheduled a handful of parent meetings sponsored by the N.Y. State PTA to engage parents about the Common Core State Standards and state assessments. Unfortunately for him, the parents wanted to engage him as well.
October 05, 2013
Assessments are supposed to help students learn their strengths and weaknesses, but state assessment results only come as a number for schools, which makes them useless.
October 03, 2013
NBC's Education Nation is focusing on some hot topics this year, and hopefully there will be open dialogue so that it can hit its fullest potential.
August 13, 2013
Recently, only 30% of NY State 3rd-8th graders met proficiency standards on the first state assessments that are tied to the Common Core State Standards. Is it the public school system that is ineffective or the state education department?
June 10, 2013
During this time of educational reform many leaders want to speak up but they are just as scared to be vocal as their teachers are.
May 28, 2013
NY State Education Commissioner John King met with busniess leaders to get them to sell the Common Core State Standards to the public.