Sunday, March 1, 2015

NYSAPE FAQ flyer

Feel free to print and hand out to friends, at events, and school functions.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

A tale of two educators

Here we have great leadership from a Superintendent who is standing up for his students against the harmful testing.

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And a Principal who needs to examine his educational priorities.



Story here: http://www.uticaod.com/article/20150227/NEWS/150229368

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Top Test Takers?

My child scores well on standardized tests, so why should I boycott?


via the Real Mr. Fitz comics.  Visit his site for more great education cartoons.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

"Yeah, about the test..."

“Yeah, about the test... The test will measure whether you are an informed, engaged, and productive citizen of the world, and it will take place in schools and bars and hospitals and dorm rooms and in places of worship. You will be tested on first dates, in job interviews, while watching football, and while scrolling through your Twitter feed. The test will judge your ability to think about things other than celebrity marriages, whether you’ll be easily persuaded by empty political rhetoric, and whether you’ll be able to place your life and your community in a broader context. The test will last your entire life, and it will be comprised of the millions of decisions that, when taken together, will make your life yours. And everything, everything, will be on it. ...I know, right?” 

 ― Author John Green

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What Kindergarten & Early Childhood Education should be.

Enough already with the rigor and "college and career readiness" talk,  listen to the experts in early childhood education.  What should Kindergarten & Early Childhood Education look like?