Monthly Archives: March 2015

PARCC and SBAC — Promises. Promises, Promises…

There is no shortage of news around Common Core and the New Assessments that the United States Federal Government has invested 360 million to develop using one of two consortium’s.  Your state could choose either to join Smarter Balance Assessment … Continue reading

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What does your family income say about educational attainment?

As an undergraduate student at Youngstown State University (YSU) I was an active member of the Model United Nations Team.  For those not familiar with Model U.N. it is a competitive simulation of the the United Nations.   It is … Continue reading

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Zombies lurking in Education!

I am a huge fan of The Walking Dead. and for those that watch the show you know at any moment a bloodthirsty Zombie can come out of nowhere to devour a human.  A colleague and regular reader of this … Continue reading

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Is Academic Freedom dead in k-12?

I secured my first teaching job in 1991, a lifetime ago when you consider the amount of change that has occurred in Education.  This is before testing, before standards, before No Child Left Behind or Race to the Top —- … Continue reading

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