Saturday, July 26, 2014

Don't fix what ain't broke

This story comes from another independent school, in this case large, well-established and highly regarded. In fact, two years before the incident below its director was named "Superintendent of the Year". All was going well until a new parent representative was elected to the Board.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Assessment for the Common Core

First and foremost, Common Core is neither a curriculum nor an assessment. Teachers and schools decide what they teach, and how, and when (curriculum), and the decide how to measure the effectiveness of these decisions (assessment).

(The sad reality is that both are too often delegated to publishers, and so teachers and schools become merely delivery vectors, but that is another subject.)