In today's guest blog, two co-authors suggest that a comfortable learning environment is the key to softening the blow of accountability through reform, standards, testing, and mandates.
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October 30, 2014
October 19, 2014
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
Something is missing in the raging debate about the Common Core, and in today's guest blog Yong Zhao addresses it.
September 24, 2014
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
Do you ever feel like we have been talking about the same educational issues decade after decade? We are!
September 03, 2014
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 11, 2014
When it comes to high stakes testing it is up to teachers and school leaders to separate fact from fiction.
July 27, 2014
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 09, 2014
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
High stakes testing and educational reform is like having a coffee buzz, at some point it all comes crashing down.