Watching students test has become an obsession for me, as a teacher and as a mom. I first began studying The Test about 10 years ago. I had always held a deep disdain for even the mention of the word “test” while plowing through my school years. I hated tests because I’d shut down andContinue reading “Distracted by Distractions”
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Common Core in Florida
If you ask an educator or even a well-informed parent who lives in Florida about the New Florida Standards, there will probably be a very intentional groan of frustration followed by a rant or its opposite—dead silence and a mournful shaking of the head. One of the many reasons I’ve stopped writing so much stemsContinue reading “Common Core in Florida”
WASHINGTON: Common Core ties draw Jeb Bush critics – Breaking News – MiamiHerald.com
We just finished FCAT. What royal disaster! Let’s see what Bush has up his sleeve this time. WASHINGTON: Common Core ties draw Jeb Bush critics – Breaking News – MiamiHerald.com.