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.
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January 26, 2014
January 23, 2014
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
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
Many educators are concerned that strict standards and accountability will never promote independent thinking, but have schools ever promoted that?
December 08, 2013
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.
November 22, 2013
Many educators question whether we need standards because we should personalize learning. Is it possible to do both?
October 29, 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 15, 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 11, 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.