October 2015 Blog Posts (68)

American Educators Tour Finland, Share Impressions - Part 3 by Kimberly Licato and Jackie Ammirato

School Leadership 2.0 Editor's Note:

 SL 2.0 members, Kimberly Licato (Westhampton Beach School District) and Jackie Ammirato (Longwood School District) recently toured Finland to see firsthand the school system that is arguably the best in the world.  They share their impressions in a series of blog posts that continue today.  Thanks Kimberley…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 4, 2015 at 2:40pm — 2 Comments

Arne Duncan to John King, Jr.: Leadership Change at the Department of Education

Most in education would agree Duncan has had a transformative impact on education in America. His signature Race to the Top (RTTT) with its incentives for Common Core and accountability have touched every classroom. Undisputedly, graduation rates have risen. Nevertheless, his advocacy for charter schools has been contentious. He clashed with teacher…

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Added by Jill Berkowicz & Ann Myers on October 4, 2015 at 8:08am — No Comments

PDK/Gallup Poll: Testing lacks public support

Testing lacks public support

Gallup_Section2_Testing_lacks Measure engagement and student hope to determine school effectiveness.

In the last year, the grassroots opt-out movement, which encourages parents to refuse to have their child take a standardized test, has shown the extreme response to testing in some areas of…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 1, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

PDK/Gallup Poll: Testing doesn’t measure up for Americans

Testing doesn’t measure up for Americans

Gallup_Section1_Testing_Doesnt Americans look beyond testing when they evaluate schools.

Student engagement at school and whether students feel hopeful about their future are far better factors to consider when evaluating schools than using standardized test scores, according to the results of the…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 1, 2015 at 6:27am — No Comments

Five websites that provide free up-to-the-minute news from around the world

Global news online – This School Library Journal article recommends five websites that provide free up-to-the-minute news from around the world:

Global Voices – http://globalvoicesonline.org - Written, translated, and curated by more than 800 citizen journalists and media experts, searchable by topic or region, 43…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 1, 2015 at 6:25am — No Comments

Keep students' minds from wandering by Annie Murphy Paul

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Added by Michael Keany on October 1, 2015 at 6:03am — No Comments

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