Michael Keany's Blog – May 2011 Archive (27)

Lecture is Better? by Joe Prisinzano Principal, Jericho High School

Lecture is Better?

What Sherlock Holmes could teach us about the twin dangers of

lowering the barriers to publication and rapid dissemination

 

Joe Prisinzano…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 31, 2011 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Bonehead Assessment, 101 By Nancy Flanagan

Bonehead Assessment, 101

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Added by Michael Keany on May 31, 2011 at 8:27am — No Comments

Too Much For Tests to Bear by Clara Hemphill

Too Much For Tests to Bear by Clara Hemphill

NY Times

Clara Hemphill is senior editor at the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School. She is the founding editor of Insideschools.org and the author of New York City’s Best Public Elementary…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 31, 2011 at 7:32am — No Comments

Trust Principals, Not Tests by Michael J. Petrilli

Trust Principals, Not Tests by Michael J. Petrilli

NY Times

Michael J. Petrilli is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and executive vice president at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. He blogs at …

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Added by Michael Keany on May 31, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Driving Away the Best Teachers by Francesca Burns

Driving Away the Best Teachers by Francesca Burns

NY Times

Francesca Burns has taught at middle schools and elementary schools in New York City since 1989. She currently teaches literacy to third- and fourth-grade students.

Testing already overtested children to collect some “hard” data to evaluate their teachers is yet another abominable idea that…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 31, 2011 at 7:29am — No Comments

One Factor Among Many by Kevin Carey

One Factor Among Many by Kevin Carey

NY Times

Kevin Carey is the policy director of Education Sector, a research group, and a columnist forThe Chronicle of Higher Education.

School leaders in New York City and…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 31, 2011 at 7:27am — No Comments

Wasting More Money by Molly Putnam

Wasting More Money by Molly Putnam

NY Times

Molly Putnam has taught at the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology in Brooklyn for eight years. She currently teaches government and economics in the social studies department.

In my eight years as a teacher in New York City, here’s what I’ve…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 31, 2011 at 7:26am — No Comments

Costly, But Worth It by Marcus Winters

Costly, But Worth It by Marcus Winters

NY Times

Marcus Winters is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, where he has done several studies on education testing and school report cards.

What percentage of New York City’s teachers are performing at an unsatisfactory level? Did…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 31, 2011 at 7:25am — No Comments

Avoiding the Poverty Issue By Paul Thomas

Avoiding the Poverty Issue

By Paul Thomas, NY Times

Paul Thomas is an associate professor of education at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. He is writing a book on poverty in the United States. You can follow his work at Radical Scholarship and on Twitter at…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 31, 2011 at 7:24am — No Comments

A Dangerous Obsession by Linda Darling-Hammond

A Dangerous Obsession

NY Times

Linda Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommon Professor of Education at Stanford University, where she is co-director of the Stanford Center on Opportunity Policy in Education. She was founding director of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, and she led President Obama’s…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 31, 2011 at 7:21am — No Comments

Blaise Linn—Digital Citizenship Program, Southold High School, NY

Blaise Linn—Digital Citizenship Program, Southold High School, NY

 (from Ian Jukes website "The Committed Sardine")

Thanks to Superintendent David Gamberg for sharing this with SL 2.0's community!

Greetings, Committed Sardines! I am a student at Southold High School in Southold, New York. I am going to be writing about my school’s process as we move to implement a Digital Citizenship Contract to replace our current Internet usage policy. To do this we have formed a…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 27, 2011 at 9:34am — No Comments

The Failure of American Schools by Joel Klein

The Failure of American Schools

Who better to lead an educational revolution than Joel Klein, the prosecutor who took on the software giant Microsoft? But in his eight years as chancellor of New York City’s school system, the nation’s largest, Klein learned a few painful lessons of his own—about feckless politicians, recalcitrant unions, mediocre teachers, and other enduring obstacles to school reform.…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 27, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments

Tax cap will hurt public schools by Allan Gerstenlauer, Middle Island

Tax cap will hurt public schools

May 26, 2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, left,  

I am dismayed and deeply disappointed at the State Assembly's proposal for a property tax cap ["Deal on property tax cap 2%," News, May 25].

Last week, voters in the Longwood community passed a budget that reflected a 3.95 percent increase in the…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 27, 2011 at 8:46am — No Comments

What Educational Policy DO You Believe In? by Justin Hamilton

Recently, Justin Hamilton, @EdPressSec on Twitter, asked folks to state what they believe regarding education policy.  No, that’s not quite right – what he actually said was this:

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Specifically, he, after being a little bit mistreated by some folks who don’t understand civil dialogue, asked folks to share what they’re for, education policy-wise, as they were…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 26, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Reject the Tax Cap - NY Times Editorial

Reject the Tax Cap

NY Times Editorial - May 26, 2011



Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature have already adopted a state budget that drastically cuts funds to schools and local communities — cuts that were far deeper than needed to balance the budget because of Mr. Cuomo’s indefensible refusal to extend a tax surcharge on New York’s wealthiest residents. Now they want to adopt a cheap political tool — …

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Added by Michael Keany on May 26, 2011 at 9:24am — No Comments

How patience, attention saved a struggling learner

How patience, attention saved a struggling learner

Thirty five years ago Gary Cohen, a Minneapolis businessman, was a struggling learner. Here’s his story about how a sixth grade special education teacher saved him.

This is the latest installment in a series on The Answer Sheet called “…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 25, 2011 at 3:42pm — No Comments

CEOs and School Leaders: The Good Ones are More Alike than Different

CEOs and School Leaders:

The Good Ones are More Alike than Different

 The Dim Bulb

The Occasional Musings of an Educator

by Michael Keany…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 23, 2011 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Whose Failing Grade Is It? By LISA BELKIN

Whose Failing Grade Is It?

By LISA BELKIN

NY Times

SINCE the subject today is schooling, let’s start with a quiz:

1. A third grader in Florida is often late for class. She tends to forget her homework and is unprepared for tests. The teacher would like to talk to her…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 23, 2011 at 8:23am — No Comments

Bixhorn: LI voted to protect its schools

Bixhorn: LI voted to protect its schools

 Newsday

May 19, 2011 by GARY D. BIXHORN Gary D. Bixhorn is the chief operating officer of Eastern Suffolk BOCES.

Long Islanders have again stared down tough economic conditions and voted to increase their already excessive property tax burden to…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 23, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Commentary: Principal: ‘Kids, it’s you and your teacher against the test’ - by Carol Corbett Burris

Principal: ‘Kids, it’s you and your teacher against the test’

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This was written by Carol Corbett Burris, principal of South Side High School in New York. She was named the 2010 New York State Outstanding Educator by the School Administrators Association of New York State.

 

 

By Carol Corbett Burris

My work day starts…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 20, 2011 at 10:04am — No Comments

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