Two recent commentaries in Education Week and the NY Times focused on the need for annual state testing. Unfortunately we keep battling over testing at a time when we should really talk about learning.
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January 17, 2014
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December 29, 2013
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March 30, 2013
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January 22, 2013
Days of service and no name calling weeks should be at the core of what schools do every day.