Unfortunately, with our present accountability system that focuses on numbers more than social-emotional learning, conferences are at risk of focusing more on what children can't do rather than what they can. Flipping the conference can lead to a more positive outcome.
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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 18, 2013
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October 16, 2013
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October 09, 2013
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October 03, 2013
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September 23, 2013
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August 03, 2013
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July 21, 2013
For too long, schools have been exposed to educational consultants who say they are experts in their field when they really lack any experience at all.