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

COMMENTARY Principal Preparation: Moving Beyond Assessment By Ann Hassenpflug

COMMENTARY

Principal Preparation: Moving Beyond Assessment

By Ann Hassenpflug

Increasingly, principal-preparation programs are getting the national scrutiny that has been focused on teacher education for some time.

Today, many principal-training programs run by public and private higher education institutions have been modified to align them with national standards from the Educational Leadership Constituent Council, or ELCC. To receive…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 18, 2011 at 11:45am — No Comments

Newsday Editorial: 40% for tests adds up right

Editorial: 40% for tests adds up right

Originally published: May 17, 2011 6:27 PM

Updated: May 17, 2011 8:15 PM

Newsday

 

Something shocking happened among New York's custodians of public education on Monday. For a fleeting moment, common sense prevailed.

Under intense pressure from Gov. …

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Added by Michael Keany on May 18, 2011 at 10:47am — No Comments

Commentary: Don't grade teachers on test scores by ROGER TILLES

Tilles: Don't grade teachers on test scores

 

May 16, 2011 by ROGER TILLES /Newsday

Roger Tilles is Long Island's representative on the New York State Board of Regents.

Last summer, legislation based on the federal Race to the Top program was passed in Albany to create an accurate system of evaluating teachers and principals. Yesterday, the question before the Board of Regents was whether the proposed system would actually achieve that goal. I…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 17, 2011 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Data-Driven or Data-Drowning? By Justin Baeder Guest post from Amy Baeder

Data-Driven or Data-Drowning?

Guest post from Amy Baeder, who is a teacher educator and doctoral candidate at…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 13, 2011 at 8:48am — No Comments

Why Become a Teacher Today? By Walt Gardner

Why Become a Teacher Today?

Whatever happens first in California tends to…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 13, 2011 at 8:46am — No Comments

In Praise of Principals (in Hard Times)

In Praise of Principals (in Hard Times)

By Elena Aguilar

TLN

For the last few years, I have worked as a school leadership coach in Oakland, Calif. Primarily, I support principals to develop their capacities—work that gives me a wide-angle view on the daily lives of our public school leaders. I have long recognized that principals’ jobs are challenging, but this year I have seen Oakland’s principals rise to tackle a new array of difficulties. As 2011…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 12, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments

Teaching Secrets: The Last Day of School By Larry Ferlazzo

Teaching Secrets: The Last Day of School

It's that time of year again—the last few weeks of school. Many of us work hard at plans to keep students engaged during this time but, at least in my experience, far fewer have a well-considered plan for the last day of school.

This final day together can be an important time for both the students and the teacher. It's a time to reflect, to celebrate, to…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 5, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

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