ed reform

Measuring Success in Schools

Ed Reform and Measuring Success by Jared Gellert 10-21-13 HOW DO WE MEASURE SUCCESS IN SCHOOL? We are going to have a debate about the efficacy of Mayor Bloomberg’s educational reforms over the next few years.  As I read one article passionately defending what he has done, it occurred to me that we really don’t […]

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Change to Common Core Testing

10-28-13 NY State concession to parent-groups scales back Common Core testing Javier C. Hernandez writes in the NY Times: “The New York State Education Department, responding to concerns that standardized exams in reading and math have become excessive and unwieldy, will seek to ease the burden of testing.” More here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/26/nyregion/new-york-state-seeks-to-scale-back-student-testing.html?emc=edit_tnt_20131025&tntemail0=y&_r=1&   Stay up to […]

By John Russo | Educational Policy
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Say YES to Free College

10-22-13 SYRACUSE AND SAY YES TO EDUCATION by Jared Gellert   There’s an interesting article in Edweek, http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/08/07/37sayyes_ep.h32.html?r=1327884309 about the city of Syracuse’s engagement with the Say Yes to Education foundations efforts. The best known element of Say Yes to Education is the promise of free college education for high school graduates in exchange for […]

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12

Teachers Want To Teach

Amid all the test-score hoopla, the Florida/Indiana Education scandal, and the Common Core brouhaha you may have missed this one — This article was going around last week, and in case you missed it, we’ve put the link here. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/02/09/a-warning-to-college-profs-from-a-high-school-teacher/ This newly-retired high-school teacher takes us through the challenges he faced on a daily basis: […]

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