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Coleman Corps

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities,

but in the expert’s there are few 

~ Shunryu Suzuki

Hard to imagine an applicant for a teaching job explaining to the panel of educators interviewing him/her that he really doesn’t give a shit what his students or their parents think or feel…or joking about the fact that she really isn’t qualified to teach the position she is applying for. 1,130 more words

Data-Driven Common Core Does Not Compute

More and more it feels like the education leaders who are tasked with overseeing the data-driven Common Core implementation and assessment policies are “Lost in Space” and their data “does not compute”. 461 more words

More tests mean more cheaters

I just read Rachel Aviv’s article “Wrong Answer” in The New Yorker magazine that nearly made me cry. It focuses on a middle school in a very poor neighborhood called Pittsburgh just outside Atlanta, GA, where teachers cheated on standardized tests for years in order to just keep the school open under the No Child Left Behind and local superintendent’s regulations that mandated a certain percentage of students pass standardized tests, with a certain percentage increase in test scores each year. 459 more words


I am mute with anger and sadness after reading this

Why Poor Schools Can’t Succeed on Standardized Tests.

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Stress Impacts Student Performance

Decades of research and studies have documented the impact of stress on cognitive performance such as critical thinking, judgment, and decision-making skills.

The ability to concentrate, follow directions, process new information, and make good decisions are all greatly diminished and impaired by stress. 547 more words

Climbing Rungless Ladders

Common Core definition of rigor; learning activities that cultivate student grit, climbing a rungless ladder…

Nearly 1 in 4 children in America are currently living in poverty, and one would expect that a data-driven campaign to raise academic achievement in America would take into account this staggering figure. 521 more words

GMAT or GRE? The Choice is Yours

As you start preparing to apply to business school, one of the first questions to consider is which exam to take: the GMAT or the GRE.   188 more words

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