No new bids on the Federal Reserve building.
TWO bills from one Washington State legislator that would radically change Seattle Schools forever? In one week? And this is probably the most ed reform guy in the Legislature? You don't have to wonder what the puppetmasters are up to.
Great article on a letter that the Georgia State Superintendent sent to Arne Duncan.
Georgia recently entered into a $108 million contract to deliver
federally mandated standardized tests to our students. That figure does
not include the millions of dollars spent to develop and validate test
questions and inform the public about the new tests.
As a nation, we have surrendered time, talent, and resources to an
emphasis on autopsy-styled assessments, rather than physical-styled
Instead of a “measure, pressure, and punish” model that sets our
students, teachers, and schools up for failure, we need a diagnostic,
remediate/accelerate model that personalizes instruction, empowers
students, involves parents, and provides real feedback to our teachers.
Testing must be a tool in our toolbox, but we need more rulers and fewer hammers.
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