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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and baloney By Carol Burris

Answer Sheet

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and baloney

By Valerie Strauss March 1 at 1:30 PM

N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo  (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s school reform proposals have…

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Added by Michael Keany on March 2, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Testing, Testing, Testing...

When you raise the issue of why, and how, too much testing may be a problem—particularly if there is an argument about using such tests to measure teacher effectiveness- some people ask, “What’s the problem? Life is full of tests.”  However, some argue that the current regimen of tests is inappropriate in scope and emphasis relative to other aspects of the learning experience.  They may also argue that the one-size fits all approach to evaluating teachers of various subjects as measured in…

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Added by David A. Gamberg on March 1, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

What Are We Teaching About Winning?

Winning is associated with competition. Children begin to learn about winning at home; before coming to school, they have played games with family members or friends or in preschools. Others will learn lessons in activities like Babe Ruth or Pop Warner....or dance competitions.  But, almost all will learn something about winning and losing in school. So, what are we teaching? Can there be a winner if there is not a loser? How important is it to learn how to win and how to lose and the values…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. on March 1, 2015 at 7:09am — No Comments

Messing Up People's Minds for Power and Profit

This is a creepy, scary topic. That would be the one where guys in white lab coats spend their careers figuring out ways to alter somebody's mental prowess.

 I had heard for years about something called MK Ultra and never understood what it was. But apparently during the heights and depths of the Cold War, the CIA was working on every possible way to manipulate the mind. Those ways would include brainwashing, torture, drugs, and others. 

 Meanwhile, my…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on February 28, 2015 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Maryland Govenor Seeking Charter School Revisions by Christopher Wooleyhand, Ph.D.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is proposing significant changes to state charter school laws. Yesterday, a hearing on House Bill 486 was held in Annapolis. While the political rhetoric associated with the charter school movement is complex, it should be clear that conservatives and liberals stand on both sides of the issue. Charter schools are supported by both Democrats and Republicans.



In general, advocates of charter schools want to encourage innovative teaching and creative… Continue

Added by Debbie Wooleyhand on February 27, 2015 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Facing the Impact of Poverty by Bruce Oliver

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Added by Michael Keany on February 27, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments

GOVERNOR CUOMO’S RECORD ON EDUCATION: FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP AND STRING OF BROKEN PROMISES

GOVERNOR CUOMO’S RECORD ON EDUCATION: FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP AND STRING OF BROKEN PROMISES

Long Island Press Releases

Report on “Failing Schools” Dodges the Issues

(Long Island, NY) Today Governor Cuomo released a report titled The State of New York’s Failing Schools. The report asserts that money is not a factor in the quality of education in these…

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Added by Michael Keany on February 27, 2015 at 9:37am — No Comments

5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014 by Owen Phillips

5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014

FEBRUARY 26, 2015 7:03 AM ET
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Added by Michael Keany on February 26, 2015 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Dealing with a Classroom Crisis

Dealing with a Classroom Crisis

In this Edutopia article, Richard Curwin (David Yellin College, Israel) lists the thoughts that often go through a teacher’s mind during a major classroom disruption:

  • It tries our patience, pushes our limits, and makes us angry.
  • It threatens our sense of control.
  • We fear looking weak to students.
  • We fear that other…
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Added by Michael Keany on February 26, 2015 at 5:27pm — No Comments

The Good Assessment Practices Used in Schools Offer the Oscars a Better Method

Awards are part of our culture. Just as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has the Academy Awards, schools and districts hold awards for students as the year comes to an end. Awards are like summative assessments. They are the conclusion of a value of the work done by a person or persons. What if school districts developed a culture in which a celebration of each other's work was an annual event?  What if we all held our own Oscars for teachers? We would call them…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. on February 26, 2015 at 7:13am — No Comments

School Bullying: A Tragic Cost of Undemocratic Schools by Peter Gray

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Added by Michael Keany on February 25, 2015 at 9:13am — No Comments

Putting More Human Judgment Into Student Assessment By Deborah Meier

Putting More Human Judgment Into Student Assessment

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Added by Michael Keany on February 25, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Suspended students lose millions of days of instruction while out of school By Donna St. George

Suspended students lose millions of days of instruction while out of school…

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Added by Michael Keany on February 24, 2015 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Here’s how different the US education system is vs. other nations by Jenn Hatfield

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Added by Michael Keany on February 24, 2015 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Calling for NY, preferably Long Island, school administrators who are responsible for hiring art teachers!!!

My name is Michele McLoughlin and I am a graduate student at Queens College pursuing my master’s degree in art education. As part of my degree requirement, I’m working on a research project. My project involves interviewing a series of school administrators who are responsible for hiring art educators. 

I would like to interview you in person regarding my topic on the process of hiring art teachers. This should only take an hour of your time.

Message me if you…

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Added by Michele McLoughlin on February 24, 2015 at 11:47am — No Comments

Build Trust in Schools

Instead of incapacitating people's ability to problem-solve or try new ideas -- which is what fear does to us -- research on school reform strongly suggests that policy-makers should be encouraging school leaders to take a more humane approach. In their …

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Added by Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. on February 24, 2015 at 9:28am — No Comments

Principals and Superintendents as Lead Writers

Just as with reading, it is best that the principal (and superintendent) model and lead as a writer. Whether aboard with the Common Core or not, common sense tells us that reading and writing across the curriculum are essential facets of 21st century learning. Just as reading in a literature class requires some of the same and some different skills than a physics class, the same is true of writing. Similarly, no matter the grade level, some different sets of…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. on February 24, 2015 at 7:31am — No Comments

Which practice better promotes maximum success for our schools? Promoting a teacher from within the ranks of the school to school administrator or employing from the outside?

Employees have consistently complained about the teachers in the building who have been promoted to school administrators. Most comments are usually referring to those individual's bad practices when they were teachers. Teachers also complain that these individuals have friends in the building which get special attention. With all things being equal, which practice  better promotes maximum success for our schools? Promoting a teacher from within the ranks of the school to school…

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Added by Dr. Arlene Allen on February 23, 2015 at 9:53pm — No Comments

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