Tag Archives: school reform

Let’s Educate, Not Incarcerate

  So true! The recent commentary below written by the U.S. Secretary of Education involves the sad state of affairs we are embroiled in, the relationship between imprisonment and lack of education is more than a paramount problem. The Bureau of Justice Statistics report that two-thirds of state prison inmates have not completed high school,…
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Failing Schools – Enough is Enough!

[caption id="attachment_56689" align="alignleft" width="400"] hcz.org[/caption] Failing Schools - Enough is Enough! As we look ahead to the new school year and think about what's possible for our children, we should think CHANGE. In his TED Talk, Geoffrey Canada, so eloquently points out that our schools are still failing and that enough is enough! He reiterates…
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COMMENTARY Q & A from Education Week – Sir Ken Robinson

My all time education hero, Sir Ken Robinson has been discussing the lack of creativity and that standardized does not fit all students. We were remiss back in 2012 when we did not mention him in our blog Apps to Foster More Creativity in the Classroom!  We made up for it by writing about him numerous times since, and in 2014…
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No Child Held Back

Last week I had the good fortune to come across a great book, it was on the shelf at the resort that I was visiting and I have to wonder how I had never heard of it before now. No Child Held Back by Yoval Badash, is a discourse, in a workbook format, concerning the…
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Thousands of Students Opt Out on First Day of N.Y. State Tests

Thousands of Students Opt Out on the First Day of N.Y. State Tests The exact numbers aren’t in yet but the buzz on the street is that MANY parents are taking a stance against standardized testing and choosing to not subject their children to these stressful assessments. One Long Island teacher said out of 22…
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NPR and 2015 Predictions for Education

[caption id="attachment_53206" align="alignleft" width="500"] LA Johnson/NPR[/caption] Predictions for the next year, especially in the education sector, have always held a fascination for me and I love to go back and see how on target those that did the predicting are the following year. This year instead of looking back I am looking ahead and have found…
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