Category Archives: Standardized Testing

10 Ways to Empower Yourself in Trump’s America

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has left many people upset, confused, angry, and powerless.  A good way to defuse these feelings is by becoming proactive, particularly in those areas where Trump is likely to … Continue reading

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Letter to Seventh Graders on Multiple Intelligences, Bullying, and Standardized Tests

Several years ago, I wrote a book for elementary and middle school students entitled You’re Smarter Than You Think:  A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences  (published by Free Spirit Publishing).  Since it came out, I have received letters from young … Continue reading

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Schools Unprepared to Educate Students with Autism for Emerging High-Tech Careers

I’m seriously concerned that the schools aren’t doing enough (change that:  aren’t doing anything!) to prepare students on the autism spectrum for a range of careers that are beginning to open up for them in the workplace.  So much of recent … Continue reading

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan Equates Increased Test Scores to ”Innovation”

The New York Times yesterday highlighted a story about a so-called ”change agent” in education; a  school superintendent in Connecticut who is creating waves by increasing student testing, imposing a standardized curriculum, and upholding a more centralized system for teacher … Continue reading

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New Revelations of Cheating Scandal in the DC Public Schools: Did Michelle Rhee Cover It Up?

According to a post yesterday from PBS journalist John Merrow’s blog Learning Matters:  ”Michelle  A. Rhee, America’s most famous school reformer, was fully aware of the  extent of the problem when she glossed over what appeared to be  widespread cheating … Continue reading

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