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March 08, 2015

The National Science Teachers Association Supports Business Partnerships for Schools

Administrators, whether a school principal or a district or instructional leader, need to know and understand the changes that need to be made in science instruction, to understand what the new science teaching and learning will look like in the classroom and realize the teacher professional development, support, and resources needed to achieve this vision.

March 04, 2015

Common Core and PARCC: What About the Children?

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.

March 01, 2015

What Are We Teaching About Winning?

How important is it to learn how to win and how to lose and the values associated with each place?

February 26, 2015

'The Deweys': Schools' Answer to the Academy Awards

Awards, which are really an example of the highest grade, are effective only if those being graded have the information about what they are being graded on and how.

February 22, 2015

What Is Responsible for the Higher Graduation Rates?

Test scores and graduation rates are best celebrated as valid markers of improvement if we know how we got there.

February 17, 2015

'The Imitation Game' as a STEM Lesson

"The Imitation Game" offers an example of what a STEM-based school could accomplish.

February 08, 2015

The Principal as Lead Reader

The principal as lead reader begins with questioning the assumption that all teachers are "readers." It includes reading and sharing the joy and the new information that results regularly.

February 03, 2015

Leaders Can Improve Student Performance by Identifying Effective Evidence

There is a direct connection between the leader's actions and the students' success or failure.

January 25, 2015

Dear Gov. Cuomo, N.Y. Schools Need More Than Good Intentions

Policymakers interested in improving schools play a critical role. We remain open to the hope that the Governor of New York State believes his solutions are well informed. But, we do not see "bad teachers" as the problem.

January 15, 2015

Educational Reform: Take the Long View

Rather than focusing on the issues that appear at our feet, keeping focused on our purpose, the children, fuels energy and creativity, and staves off the negativity that comes from implementation exhaustion.

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