The Unanticipated Problem with Testing

If you live in Indiana, and if you have children (or have friends with children), you may have noticed some headlines yesterday: ISTEP computer glitches boot out 27,000 students Testing company's problems worsen in third year of contract. Some educators question student results Several Schools Suspend ISTEP+ For Day After Glitch Slows Online Tests IPSRead More

Save Our Schools

Last weekend I had the privilege of attending EdCamp: Grand Rapids hosted by the extraordinary Ron Houtman. About 100 educators from all over Michigan (and a couple from Indiana) came together to talk about current education practice, major shifts in policy, and pretty much anything else under the sun. At the conference I had theRead More

Diane Rehm on Education Reform

Today during my plan period I happened to see a tweet from @ThalesDream about today's Diane Rehm Show being focused on charter schools and education reform.  I like the show and I feel like most of the time, it is balanced and includes many experts and good commentary. Not today. I was (I hope) one ofRead More