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.
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March 04, 2015
March 01, 2015
How important is it to learn how to win and how to lose and the values associated with each place?
February 26, 2015
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 24, 2015
Just as with reading, it is best that the principal (and superintendent) model and lead as a writer.
February 22, 2015
Test scores and graduation rates are best celebrated as valid markers of improvement if we know how we got there.
February 19, 2015
The type of change needed requires acceptance that school reform is dependent on the development of individuals and of crucial, interdependent connections within and beyond the school community.
February 17, 2015
"The Imitation Game" offers an example of what a STEM-based school could accomplish.
February 14, 2015
In a business about children, we have become so reserved and cautious, that our hearts don't know how to show up.
February 12, 2015
Conscience is one of our most valued attributes. All this attention to what appears to be Mr. Williams' hyperbole calls our thinking to this business of accountability in education.
February 10, 2015
Rather than tugging for or against the standardized testing, for example, energy can be spent on the real concern...closing the achievement gaps and preparing all students for colleges and careers.