Should New York State Change Graduations Measures?  (Meaning: the courses and student assessments)

The Board of Regents and the State Education Department have undertaken a thoughtful and inclusive review of the State high school graduation measures. Our ultimate goal is to explore what it means to obtain a diploma in New York State and what that diploma should signify to ensure educational excellence and equity for all studentsContinue reading “Should New York State Change Graduations Measures?  (Meaning: the courses and student assessments)”

How are Chancellor Banks and his team planning to change the Department of Education?

A disastrous week one!! Mayor Adams was determined; schools were going to open on Monday, January 3rd. Appeals to delay the opening for a few days cast aside – testing and tracing were in place, the pre-holiday bumps in the previous de Blasio administration resolved. Nope Student attendance was well below normal and staff attendanceContinue reading “How are Chancellor Banks and his team planning to change the Department of Education?”

“No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” (1866):  The 2022 NYS Legislature Convenes

Gideon John Tucker was an American lawyer, newspaper editor and politician. In 1866, as Surrogate of New York County, he wrote in a decision of a will case: “No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” The recently elected 150 members of the NYS Assembly and 63 members of the NYS Senate are conveningContinue reading ““No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” (1866):  The 2022 NYS Legislature Convenes”

BREAKING NEWS: US Department of Education Requires Standardized Testing (Without Accountability) with “Flexibility” (Flexibility Waivers Required)

The Biden administration made their first important education decision and probably aggravated everyone, Chalkbeat reports, The Biden administration said Monday that states must administer federally required standardized tests this year, but schools won’t be held accountable for the results — and that states could give shorter, remote, or delayed versions of the exams. Last yearContinue reading “BREAKING NEWS: US Department of Education Requires Standardized Testing (Without Accountability) with “Flexibility” (Flexibility Waivers Required)”

Stumbling Towards a School Re-Opening: Can NYC Successfully Bring a Million Kids Back to Hybrid Schools

At the core of the revival is New York City slowly and safely returning to normalcy, stores and restaurants reopening, workers returning to offices, and, children returning to schools, all within parameters that do not result in COVID outbreaks. Spain, Italy, France and Great Britain all thought they had turned the corner only to seeContinue reading “Stumbling Towards a School Re-Opening: Can NYC Successfully Bring a Million Kids Back to Hybrid Schools”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”