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2013 Principal of the Year Resigns in Protest of NY State Education Reforms

“I cannot be part of reforms that eat away at the moral fabric of our schools. I cannot be part of a system that puts test scores based on a set of flawed standards before the interests of the whole … Continue reading

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Common Core’s Education Snake Oil

Those who are trying to sell us Common Core say that they have designed a new system of standards that will be able to predict and ensure the future college and career success of American students. This is a lie, … Continue reading

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Standardizing Education – Common Core’s Hidden Agenda

Anthony Cody’s article from last year Classrooms of the Future: Student Centered or Device Centered offers a very important analysis, looking at the hidden agenda of Common Core and the technology industry. Anthony believes that the goal of “aligning” tests and curriculum with Common … Continue reading

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24 Human Character Strengths and Core Virtues

“The Character Strengths and Virtues (CSV) handbook of human strengths and virtues by Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman, represents the first attempt on the part of the psychological research community to identify and classify the positive psychological traits of human beings. The CSV identifies six classes … Continue reading

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More than just test scores, by Henry M. Levin

“In this scholarly critique of the international focus on test scores, Henry M. Levin, a prominent economist of education, reviews the importance of noncognitive skills. The idea of an international “race to the top” based solely on test scores makes … Continue reading

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Real Learning is a Creative Process

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough … Continue reading

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Understanding How Our Brains Learn

Over the last 30 years or so, researchers in cognitive science, education and developmental psychology have discovered some amazing things about how the human brain works, how our minds are naturally configured to develop skills, think creatively and continuously learn. … Continue reading

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