New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote an op/ed for Chalkbeat over the weekend that called for changes in how New York City Schools assesses middle school students for placement in their eight advanced placement high schools.
New York City Schools want more elementary school teachers specialized to teach math to prepare students for algebra, but two recent studies show this isn’t a good idea.
New York City students showed improvement on this year’s Common Core assessment. Susan Edleman with The New York Post said… don’t get too excited.
I had to share this op/ed in the New York Post by David Bloomfield who is a professor of Education, Law and Policy at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. An excerpt: Maybe next year’s expensive Common Core tests will include this political axiom: The amount of spin is directly proportional to the size of the […]
And it begins…. From SchoolBook a blog about New York City Schools: With the pre-kindergarten application season officially underway, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott was touting the early childhood program as an important first step in molding students under the Common Core learning standards. The key, he said, is fostering independence in the classroom at a […]
Parents here is what the Common Core is doing to your children. From the New York Post: Way beyond the ABCs, crayons and building blocks, the city Department of Education now wants 4- and 5-year-olds to write “informative/explanatory reports” and demonstrate “algebraic thinking.” Children who barely know how to write the alphabet or add 2 […]
Is sweeping the nation. In Texas 445 school districts have joined together in adopting a resolution calling on their state lawmakers to decrease the emphasis on high-stakes standardized testing. Robert Scott, the Texas Education Commissioner back in February said that the focus on high stakes testing has become a “perversion” of what policymakers had intended. […]