Leaders in this century must be leaders of change. In their discernment role, they must also determine the change to embrace and the one to resist.
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June 14, 2016
October 27, 2015
From a political perspective, it might quiet the storm of opposition and save the standards but isn't it just the same reactivity that got us here in the first place?
October 04, 2015
Acting Secretary, John King, Jr. is not one to shrink from controversy. It is unlikely that will be the definition of "acting" for him.
June 25, 2015
Now is an opportunity to reach out to the parents who have become actively engaged in a movement to protect children from the stresses of over testing, and capture their interest and energy.
June 23, 2015
It is the assessments and how they are used that is the heart of the issue.
June 18, 2015
No matter the intention of the assessment of performance, whether of student, teacher, or principal, the result is an evaluation that is most often received as a judgment of and a stopping place for the evaluated.
May 12, 2015
Consensus becomes the scythe that clears the path forward.
April 21, 2015
No longer is it about how one teaches, it is about what children learn. The stakes have changed.
April 09, 2015
Will New Teacher Evaluation Requirements and Increased Focus on Standardized Testing Have Any Positive Results?
How can we assess teachers as doing a good job or not, if the system in which they are working does not allow for designing the learning opportunities required to prepare their students?
March 04, 2015
There are questions about the value of national standards, the appropriate nature of some of the standards in the earlier grades, and angst about the use of standardized testing to change teaching and learning and evaluate students and teachers.