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The Bizarre History of Women's Clothing Sizes

In the world of women’s clothing, a 4 is a 2 is a 6. Everything is relative — unless, of course, you’re shopping in… 733 more words

Standardized Testing's Impact on Pre-K

Today’s NYTimes editorial page features a high-minded article on Pre-Kindergarten written by Shael Polakow-Suransky and Nancy Nager on the importance of play in pre-Kindergarten. The fact that Polakow-Suransky, the champion of standardized testing during his years in the Board of Education, was advocating “play” in this article was evidently lost on the NYTimes, particularly since the article is somewhat dismissive of the effect standardized testing has had and will continue to have on pre-Kindergarten. 235 more words

Workplace Drama: Perception vs. Performance

A big part of my HR life is spent coaching managers and supervisors on how to deal with employee relations challenges. It is one of the parts of my job that I truly enjoy the most. 679 more words

Enrollment in Teacher Education Courses is Declining

Apparently students are deciding in large numbers that teaching is not such a safe, stable career any more, and as a result, in several large states, the numbers of students enrolled in programs to prepare students for a career in education is going down dramatically. 150 more words

Social Policy

Bob Schaeffer's Roundup of Resistance to Education Deforms

From Bob Schaeffer:

Top national policy-makers finally took notice of the growing testing resistance and reform movement this week.  The Council of Chief State School Officers (aka state superintendents) and the Council of the Great City Schools (urban supers) published a report admitting that standardized exam overkill was rampant across the country. 

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Social Policy

Calibration, Color Wheels and Wound Care

 Diverse STEAM* Thinking to Stop Infection
*science, tech, engineering, arts & math

Wounds can be gross, painful, and tricky to deal with.  They also are colorful and unpredictable.  732 more words

Grades 6-8

IT Planning and Agile

Some of the new organizations I’m dealing with are going crazy with “Agile”.  The Hype Cycle  is in full force.  Soon Agile with be advertised to put the kids to bed on time, solve world peace, and feed the world.  289 more words

Organizational Change