Ms. Fariña served for more than four decades as a teacher, principal, district superintendent and deputy chancellor in the 1 million-student school system.
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December 30, 2013
December 30, 2013
The New York Times reports that retired educator Carmen Farina, a former deputy chancellor for New York City schools, will lead the 1 million student system.
December 28, 2013
If collaborative work environments have grown businesses into 21st century successes, why shouldn't schools truly operate on those principles?
December 27, 2013
Following is a post from guest blogger Phil Paige, long time district administrator now serving as a consultant to the Floyd County Schools. How can you avoid mistakes? Interesting question. I'm assuming you're still planning on going to work? Okay, that makes it a little more difficult. ...
December 24, 2013
A commitment to zero tolerance for failure might better serve students and teachers alike. This may be the perfect time to redefine what zero tolerance means in our schools.
December 23, 2013
Guest blogger Phil Paige talks about the seven steps of the change process.
December 22, 2013
Let's not forget the tremendous value of good classroom assessments; the ones that inform instruction, reinforce learning, and communicate information. Let's brave the assessment storm by building a value for good assessment in schools.
December 19, 2013
No matter the depth of our understanding of how poverty affects our students, this season invites us to commit to learning more about poverty and how to reach and teach our children who live in poverty.
December 17, 2013
What will happen when the groundswell of opposition to the overuse of standardized testing affects change? We must be prepared to lead the revival of the democratic principles from the bottom up in state and local debates about education.
December 15, 2013
The use of social media as a communication tool for educators is inevitable. The paramount value of using social media is the creation and maintenance of relationships. It is a communication accelerant that moves information between people faster than we have ever experienced and, in fewer words than we are used to using.