Monday, June 11, 2012
By Maria Newman
In his last On Education column, Michael Winerip of The New York Times writes about a grading snafu in Florida's state standardized tests. Since the early 1990s, he has written about the shifting trends in education. "And through it all, teachers have continued to educate children, and children have continued to learn.''
Monday, April 09, 2012
The city wanted to fire a Washington Heights music teacher, Michael Dalton, for inappropriately holding three third-grade boys in his lap, The Times reports. But then Mr. Dalton, 48, presented a novel -- and successful -- defense: a photo of Joel I. Klein, the schools chancellor at the time, who also appeared to have children sitting in his lap. An arbitrator returned him to the classroom.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
By Michael Winerip : The New York Times
In his On Education column, Michael Winerip takes a look behind the numbers on the teacher data reports that were released by the city last week, and finds them lacking. But, he says, at least "people have been forced to stop and think how it would feel to be summed up as 47, and then have the whole world told."
Thursday, December 01, 2011
An official of the principals' union writes that when training expands in New York City, his members are likely to view the new teacher evaluation system as punitive to teachers and damaging to students, who would be far better off if the money being spent to develop new tests were invested in true classroom instruction.
Monday, October 31, 2011
How do you offer a rich and varied education to children while ensuring that they measure up in standardized tests? That's a challenge for educators in New Hampshire, as well as New York City, as Michael Winerip's On Education column reports.