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March 07, 2017

After Standardized Testing--Then What?

It is important to fight for the reduction of standardized testing required. At the same time educators need the time and energy to spend on developing ways to monitor how students are developing those other skills and capacities.

June 14, 2016

Leadership Response to the Demand for Change

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.

May 08, 2016

Schools for Today's Students Call for Educational Leadership and Advocates

If we are objecting to the common core and to the standardized tests, are we preparing the alternative?

April 28, 2016

National Standards and Local Control

A national value for a highly educated population to preserve our democracy and a highly prepared workforce to sustain our national economy gives the federal government an interest in our work that cannot be denied.

April 10, 2016

Is the Opt-Out Movement in N.Y. at a Tipping Point?

Spring testing season has arrived and, the tug of war about the tests continues. The charges made against the tests, in general, boil down to 6 essentials.

December 13, 2015

ESSA: The Pendulum Swings Back

The policies are changing, the societal demand for schools and students to perform better and the need for us to rethink the teaching and learning demanded by this century are not diminishing.

October 13, 2015

How Are Schools Moving Forward?

Blaming educators for the "broken system" does not prepare those who are leading the heavy lift before us to be energized or visionary.

September 01, 2015

Common-Core Test Results: A Reflection of Convoluted Policy

Educational leadership calls for both knowledge and wisdom. Both are needed now, it seems, more than ever.

July 07, 2015

Leading the Common Core: Engaging in Difficult Conversations

This Common Core business is not faring well and the students who are meant to be the beneficiaries are too often floundering along.

June 23, 2015

The Common Core Is Not the Problem

It is the assessments and how they are used that is the heart of the issue.

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