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Opinion: All of My Special Education Students Are Ready for State Tests

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A teacher at a Success Academy charter school makes the case that her network's approach helps even the most challenged students achieve results.  
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Schoolbook

Some NYC Parents Question State Testing's Motives

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

On the eve of the state math test, some parents of New York City public school students are choosing once again to opt out.
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Schoolbook

Educators Go Silent on State Tests, More Than Last Year

Friday, April 17, 2015

Concerns about the state tests may be legion, or they may comprise a small fraction of public opinion. We don't know because most educators are too nervous to talk about them.
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Schoolbook

Testing Period Is a Test of Stamina

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sitting for lengthy exams is no small task.
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Schoolbook

Tisch: Political Battle Over Teacher Evals Spurred Opt Out Movement

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WNYC
New York's Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch said she didn’t expect so much uproar about testing when she suggested changes to the teacher evaluation system last year.
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Listen to Lucy

Companies have their recruitment process upside down

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Companies have their recruitment process upside down

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Schoolbook

In the Name of Fairness, Special Needs Students Struggle Through Testing

Monday, April 06, 2015

Federal law requires that students with disabilities have access to the same material as their non-disabled peers, including state tests. But the end result may not be fair after all.
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The Takeaway

Pushing Back Against Common Core

Monday, March 16, 2015

Students, parents and teachers are anxious as schools around the country embark on a new set of standardized tests as part of the Common Core standards.  

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WNYC News

Online Testing Arrives in New Jersey and Parents Are Not Happy

Monday, March 02, 2015

WNYC
A growing number of New Jersey parents are pulling their children out of testing. But federal funding may be on the line if 95% of students don't participate.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

It’s Cuomo Versus The Teachers Union

Friday, January 23, 2015

In his State of the State address, the Governor proposed big education changes this week - and took aim at the teachers union.

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Schoolbook

Opinion: How I Would Fix New York's Graduation Requirements

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A teacher who faces demoralized students struggling with exit exams they need to pass to earn a diploma argues for another way, with targets that kids actually aspire to meet.
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Schoolbook

Teachers Take Student Data to the Micro-Level in One NYC School

Monday, December 08, 2014

The city cites this school as a model to follow but visiting educators wonder whether their teachers really would learn the data systems and log the hours that these teachers do. 
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Schoolbook

Five Things You Need to Know About NYC Scores on State Tests

Friday, August 15, 2014

The city showed more gains than other school districts in the state because it started training teachers and principals early on the Common Core standards, plus 4 other takeaways.
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Schoolbook

State Tests Show NYC Made Bigger Gains in Reading than Average

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Year Two of Common Core-aligned state tests in New York did not see a big change in scores from last year. But New York City students saw gains -- see how your school scored. 

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Schoolbook

Just How Hard Are Common Core Tests? See For Yourself

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

WNYC

See for yourself.

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Schoolbook

Did the Right Kids Go to Summer School? One NYC School Says Yes.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Instead of relying solely on test scores to determine which students needed summer school, education officials told school districts to let teachers and principals decide.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Teachers Decided Cheating Was the Right Thing to Do

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

When faced with what they saw as out of reach, data-driven district targets, school district administrators and teachers in Atlanta began fixing students’ wrong answers on standardized tests.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Rachel Aviv on a middle-school cheating scandal.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rachel Aviv on a middle-school cheating scandal.

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Schoolbook

Opinion: Chancellor Should Take a Stand on Field Testing

Friday, June 06, 2014

An opponent to high-stakes testing challenges NYC leaders to oppose the use of students' classroom time to field test questions for future exams. 

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Schoolbook

Students Take the Floor in Q&A with School Leaders

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

NYC students representing a wide range of high schools voiced their questions and concerns about the school system straight to people in charge at a WNYC/SchoolBook live event. 

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