Daily Archives: March 31, 2015

Who Will be NYSED’s “Outside Evaluators”?

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
As more details emerge from the budget agreement hammered out between Assembly and Senate leadership and Governor Andrew Cuomo, more questions seem to need urgent answers.  The Governor got many of the education…

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Strange New Math: Less Student Effort Equals Much More Teacher Work

Every day I go to school I learn something new. The latest lesson is very difficult to swallow. With the increasing level of apathy in our students, it creates more work for teachers. If a student chooses not to attend … Continue reading

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Choosing Reform-Minded Urban Superintendents

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
If I had to choose an urban superintendent between Michelle Rhee in Washington,D.C.(2007-2010) and  John Deasy in Los Angeles Unfied School District (2011-2014), I would choose Christopher Steinhauser, Long…

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When “Evaluation” Means “Ruin Teaching”

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Observers of the budget negotiation process in Albany, N.Y. had some reasons to be hopeful over the past week.  Various reports indicated that the new Assembly Speaker, Assemblyman Carl Heastie of the Bronx,…

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