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April 04, 2014

This Assessment...Not That Assessment

There is a big difference between the capital A Assessment of high stakes testing, and the lower case a of classroom assessment.

April 01, 2014

Because It's on the Test...

In many states, high stakes testing really provides little to no effective feedback to students and teachers, which isn't pedagogically sound, but teaching something "because it's on the test" isn't pedagogically sound either.

March 30, 2014

PISA Head Delivers Speech on School Autonomy

PISA's Andreas Schleicher will be presenting a paper on Policy lessons from around the world. What will we all learn from his data?

March 02, 2014

Are You Taking the Path of Least Resistance?

For too long, educators have sat back and followed rules, only to end up in an era of test-based accountability. Educators need to think of those who they have long respected, and wondered what they would do during this time.

February 09, 2014

They Learned It, But Did They Feel It?

They Learned It, But Did They Feel It?

January 26, 2014

We Need More Dialogue & Less Monologue From Secretary Duncan

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has spent most of his time as secretary saying the public education system is failing, and it really needs to stop.

January 23, 2014

10 Critical Issues Facing Education

When it comes to education, there are numerous critical issues that need to be addressed in 2014, and these are ten of them.

January 02, 2014

Educators Need More Than Memos & Mandates in 2014

NY State Education Commissioner John King has sent out memo after memo in 2013 explaining what he meant...public education deserves more than a memo.

December 29, 2013

Have Standards Ever Promoted Independent Thinking?

Many educators are concerned that strict standards and accountability will never promote independent thinking, but have schools ever promoted that?

December 08, 2013

Is Opting Out of State Assessments the Right Answer?

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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