Wasting More Money by Molly Putnam
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…
Added by Michael Keany on May 31, 2011 at 7:26am —
Costly, But Worth It by Marcus Winters
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…
Added by Michael Keany on May 31, 2011 at 7:25am —
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… Continue
Added by Michael Keany on May 31, 2011 at 7:24am —
A Dangerous Obsession
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… Continue
Added by Michael Keany on May 31, 2011 at 7:21am —
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… Continue
Added by Michael Keany on May 27, 2011 at 9:34am —
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.…
Added by Michael Keany on May 27, 2011 at 8:53am —
Tax cap will hurt public schools
May 26, 2011
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… Continue
Added by Michael Keany on May 27, 2011 at 8:46am —
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:
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… Continue
Added by Michael Keany on May 26, 2011 at 9:30am —
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 — …
Added by Michael Keany on May 26, 2011 at 9:24am —
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 “…
Added by Michael Keany on May 25, 2011 at 3:42pm —
CEOs and School Leaders:
The Good Ones are More Alike than Different
The Dim Bulb
The Occasional Musings of an Educator
by Michael Keany…
Added by Michael Keany on May 23, 2011 at 1:37pm —
Whose Failing Grade Is It?
By LISA BELKIN
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… Continue
Added by Michael Keany on May 23, 2011 at 8:23am —
Bixhorn: LI voted to protect its schools
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… Continue
Added by Michael Keany on May 23, 2011 at 8:00am —
Principal: ‘Kids, it’s you and your teacher against the test’
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…
Added by Michael Keany on May 20, 2011 at 10:04am —
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… Continue
Added by Michael Keany on May 18, 2011 at 11:45am —
Editorial: 40% for tests adds up right
Originally published: May 17, 2011 6:27 PM
Updated: May 17, 2011 8:15 PM
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. … Continue
Added by Michael Keany on May 18, 2011 at 10:47am —
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… Continue
Added by Michael Keany on May 17, 2011 at 1:34pm —
Guest post from Amy Baeder, who is a teacher educator and doctoral candidate at…
Added by Michael Keany on May 13, 2011 at 8:48am —
Whatever happens first in California tends to…
Added by Michael Keany on May 13, 2011 at 8:46am —
In Praise of Principals (in Hard Times)
By Elena Aguilar
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… Continue
Added by Michael Keany on May 12, 2011 at 10:26am —