RABBLE ROUSER: A lesson in opting out of PARCC
By Jeremy Knoll

Knoll argues that standardized testing is unnecessary.​
http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/opinion/readers/2016/04/09/rabble-rouser-lesson-opting-parcc/82749746/

Teachers Don’t Want All Of This Useless Data

​By Steven Singer

​A perspective from a teacher that argues the overuse and over-reliance of data in education.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/teachers-dont-want-all-this-useless-data_us_59638e73e4b0cf3c8e8d5a53?section=us_education&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000023

Mr. Josh Flood

What's new in the school nurse's office?

 

Ask the Cognitive Scientist
"Grit” Is Trendy, but Can It Be Taught?

By Daniel T. Willingham

"Grit is definitely real, scientifically, meaning researchers are finding it a useful construct for understanding human behavior."

http://www.aft.org/ae/summer2016/willingham

Help Our Educators

See the Forest for the Trees

When Testing Takes OverAn expert's lens on the failure of high-stakes accountability tests — and what we can do to change course

By Bari Walsh

"Time and time again, policymakers have made up programs they think will work and have then imposed them wholesale on schools without first trying them out."

https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/uk/17/11/when-testing-takes-over

​​​​The Orphaned Subjects of Common Core
By Alex Thomas

"One question looming large is what happens now to the flute lessons, theater presentations, world history, penmanship, and other subjects that have been abandoned in the name of emphasizing math, science, and English to the detriment of everything else? How does their continued absence affect the education landscape and our culture in general?"

http://www.thebestschools.org/magazine/common-core-orphaned-subjects/?utm_referrer=http://m.facebook.com#.V2FU_5vITJ8.twitter

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Nurse's Nook

Red-Head Ruth Has a Loose Tooth  takes the reader on Ruth's journey of losing her first tooth. As it's a stubborn loose tooth, Ruth has many trials and tribulations while getting that tooth out for the tooth fairy. Her story is fun, colorful, and full of rhyme.

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New York School Superintendents: What Side Are You On?
Michael Hynes

Superintendent Hynes addresses his fellow NYS superintendents on the matter of the importance of standardized testing.  It should be addressed to ALL US superintendents.

https://dianeravitch.net/2016/10/14/michael-hynes-asks-for-support-of-his-fellow-superintendents-to-resist-reform/