There is a growing movement to opt out of state testing but there are pros and cons that should weigh into the decision, and schools should not be held accountable regardless of a parent's decision.
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December 03, 2013
November 25, 2013
Perhaps in the future N.Y. Times columnist Mr. Bruni should take off his bubble wrap and enter into a public school system to get a more well-rounded view of the Common Core before he begins portraying children and their parents as weak.
November 20, 2013
In January, 2012 Governor Andrew Cuomo said that he was going to be a "Lobbyist for children," but he seems to be delivering a different message now.
November 13, 2013
New York State's present education issues should serve as a cautionary tale for school leaders who are instituting any type of change.
November 12, 2013
The website Power Up WHAT WORKS connects technology and instructional strategies geared toward students with disabilities.
November 10, 2013
Many educators question whether we need standards because we should personalize learning. Is it possible to do both?
November 08, 2013
The shift to Common Core and digital learning is a great opportunity but it will also take an ecosystem of creative capacity. That's why high on my recent list of 10 Things Every State Should Do Now was "support an incubator like 4.0 Schools."
November 05, 2013
As we stand at the Common Core buffet of reading, there seems to be a risk that we are going to force students to binge just for a better grade on a test, when we should be teaching them to try everything from the menu to help prepare them for their future.
October 30, 2013
A new Education Week special report delves into some of the issues facing educators as they transition to the common standards and struggle to make them accessible to English-language learners.
October 28, 2013
8 principals from across New York State co-authored a letter to parents about state testing, and I am proud to be one of them.