May 2016 Blog Posts (35)

Why 10th Grade Should Be the New Senior Year By Blair E. Lybbert

Why 10th Grade Should Be the New Senior Year

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In 1983, "A Nation at Risk" focused political decisionmakers on the necessity of reframing public education into an accountability model designed to provide minimum standards of…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 27, 2016 at 11:06am — No Comments

The REAL Feedback Experts in Your Building by Bill Ferriter

The REAL Feedback Experts in Your Building



One of my best buds is a brilliant Canadian elementary school teacher named Diana Williams.…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 26, 2016 at 7:27am — No Comments

Recruitment, Resumes, Interviews: How the Hiring Process Favors Elites

Recruitment, Resumes, Interviews: How the Hiring Process Favors Elites

For those who didn't go to prestigious schools, don't come from money, and aren't interested in sports and booze—it's near impossible to gain access to the best paying jobs.…



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Added by Michael Keany on May 26, 2016 at 7:09am — No Comments

Recycling Poverty, Segregated Schools, and Academic Achievement: Then and Now by Larry Cuban

Recycling Poverty, Segregated Schools, and Academic Achievement: Then and Now

by Larry Cuban

A recent spate of reports and books  linking family poverty, segregated schools, and academic achievement (see …

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Added by Michael Keany on May 26, 2016 at 7:05am — No Comments

Preparing for the Future: What Educational Assessment Must Do by Randy Elliot Bennett

Preparing for the Future: What Educational Assessment Must Do



by Randy Elliot Bennett — 2014

Background/Context: There is little question that education is changing, seemingly quickly and in some cases dramatically. The mechanisms through which individuals learn are shifting from paper-based ones to electronic media. Simultaneously, the nature of what individuals…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 25, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

How not to treat employees who leave

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Added by Michael Keany on May 24, 2016 at 4:19pm — No Comments

ESSA's actual effect

ESSA's actual effect

For all the hype surrounding the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), it seems unlikely to produce many changes actually visible on the ground, wrote Alia Wong in December 2015 for The Atlantic. Forty-two states and the District of Columbia already had waivers from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), so most students nationally were already learning under a system that had rejected much of NCLB's most onerous provisions. States with waivers were…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 23, 2016 at 6:41am — No Comments

A boon for English Language Learners

A boon for English Language Learners
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) could significantly bolster support for English-language learners (ELL), their families, and the educators who work with them, wrote Scott Sargrad in January 2016 in U.S. News and World Report. No Child Left Behind took a major step forward for ELLs by disaggregating achievement data and holding schools accountable for improving ELL reading and math achievement and graduation…
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Added by Michael Keany on May 23, 2016 at 6:39am — No Comments

An expansion of alternative teacher prep?

An expansion of alternative teacher prep?
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) could usher in new ways to prepare teachers for the classroom, wrote Sarah Garland in December 2015 for The Hechinger Report. Some ESSA provisions allow states to institute new degree-granting academies for teachers outside of traditional higher education systems, and encourage the creation of residency programs in which teacher recruits are paired with veterans for a year of…
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Added by Michael Keany on May 23, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments

The Key to Student Success: Build Educator and Collective Capacity

Picture this: You have hired excellent teachers, set high learning standards, started numerous student intervention programs, managed resources efficiently, and aligned your school goals. Sadly, no matter how hard everyone works each day, your school still has not been able to close achievement gaps, significantly raise achievement for other students, and provide the most vulnerable students with the social/emotional programs they need.This was the problem we faced in…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on May 22, 2016 at 6:59am — No Comments

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Microsoft Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 provides exciting and valuable certifications for a number of technologies and its astounding credentials help people make the most out of their career in IT. 70-467 by Microsoft is a highly popular IT exam across the globe that thousands of individuals and students pass every year to secure reasonable jobs in the industry.…

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Added by ethel zylstra on May 19, 2016 at 8:35am — No Comments

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Microsoft Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 provides exciting and valuable certifications for a number of technologies and its astounding credentials help people make the most out of their career in IT. 70-466 by Microsoft is a highly popular IT exam across the globe that thousands of individuals and students pass every year to secure reasonable jobs in the industry.…

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Added by ethel zylstra on May 19, 2016 at 8:33am — No Comments

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Microsoft Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 provides exciting and valuable certifications for a number of technologies and its astounding credentials help people make the most out of their career in IT. 70-465 by Microsoft is a highly popular IT exam across the globe that thousands of individuals and students pass every year to secure reasonable jobs in the industry.

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Microsoft Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases provides exciting and valuable certifications for a number of technologies and its astounding credentials help people make the most out of their career in IT. 70-464 by Microsoft is a highly popular IT exam across the globe that thousands of individuals and students pass every year to secure reasonable jobs in the industry.

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Added by ethel zylstra on May 19, 2016 at 8:31am — No Comments

Schools as Instruments of Change: Transgender Students & Bathrooms

From those who have been vocal about their opposition to allowing transgender students use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, much of the objection seems not to be about the gender identity issue but rather that we are confronting imagined imposters who mean others harm. First, in what school, in this day and age, does anyone enter the building without checking in?  Second, in what schools do adult visitors in the building, use the bathrooms assigned for children?  If…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on May 19, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Our technological ignorance, and more by Annie Murphy Paul

Our technological ignorance, and more

“It’s time to…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 18, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

You are a global educator. It’s time to start thinking like one By Stephen Noonoo

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You are a global educator. It’s time to start thinking like one



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Added by Michael Keany on May 17, 2016 at 7:31am — No Comments

Why Successful Leaders Create Space for Questions

We are no longer at the threshold of the 21st century. It is running us over with its exciting opportunities and accelerated speed. If we do not capture the moment and create the learning environments students truly need, we will have failed. The same structures and methods of the past can inspire us but not constrain us. Read…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on May 15, 2016 at 7:28am — No Comments

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