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October 08, 2013

NBC's Education Nation Is Different When You're Here

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 20, 2013

Why Are Schools Across New York State So Frustrated?

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 18, 2013

Business Leaders Asked to Sell the Common Core to the Public

NY State Education Commissioner John King met with busniess leaders to get them to sell the Common Core State Standards to the public.

June 11, 2013

Why Aren't More School Leaders Fighting Against Ed Reform?

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 29, 2013

Calling Out the Testing Bullies

In education, we hear a great deal about bullying but are there testing bullies too?

May 17, 2013

N.Y. Chancellor Tisch Sends Conflicting Message to School Leaders

N.Y. State Chancellor Meryll Tisch wrote an article about how NY State cannot slow down the implementation of the Common Core but she sent a very conflicting message.

April 14, 2013

Dear Parents: It's High-Stakes Testing Time

I have been trying to compose a letter to parents to capture the essence of high stakes testing, and I hope this clearly articulates the message.

April 11, 2013

School District Stands Up AGAINST Testing

Saratoga Springs City School District's board of education signed a resolution asking the New York State Education Department to limit the amount of state testing given to students at the same time parents around the country are choosing to opt out.

March 28, 2013

Are We Too Busy to Imagine...

With an increase in accountability, schools are losing the ability to offer students the opportunity to wonder.

March 17, 2013

Really? Test Prep for Homework!

In an effort to give students an edge on high stakes, teachers are assigning test prep for homework which sends a really bad message.

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The opinions expressed in Peter DeWitt's Finding Common Ground are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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