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Common Core Bait and Switch

“Selling” the Common Core State Standards to students, parents, and employers with promotional slogans such as  “college and career readiness”, “critical thinking”, “constructivist  learning”, “technology integration”, and  “21st century skills” while cash-strapped schools provide fewer trade and vocational programs, eliminate the arts, increase class size, narrow the curriculum, and rely on test prep to prepare students for Common Core standardized tests…is like walking your customers past a sumptuous all-you-can-eat buffet and once they are seated, telling them they will be ordering from the children’s menu. 648 more words

Grades for local school districts a mix of good, bad

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The report cards are in and most Kansas City-area schools showed good improvement on their Annual Performance Reports — though a few took a step backwards. 159 more words


Late August nerves

The emails are starting to roll in and the to do list is mounting. Last year’s test scores, this year’s assignments, tech prep…it is all a reminder that this family focused summer is coming to a close. 54 more words

Majority Of NYC Students Not On Track To Graduate Despite Progress In Test Scores

BUFFALO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New test results show most New York elementary and middle school students still aren’t on track to graduate, but education leaders saw progress in gains in math across all races and economic levels. 458 more words


I don't give a flyin' !#@% what your kid's ACT score is.

School has started again in our fair city, which means my lazy lying wife will disappear for the next ten months. She still claims she is a teacher, but I am now convinced she is a rock musician who goes on tour from August until June.  935 more words

Inconceivable Research

I recently posted on the news story that females are slipping through the cracks of Asperger diagnosis. I point out the irony of a situation in which diagnostic testing is picking up males and not females due to the testing methods. 1,964 more words

Diagnostic Testing

Tips for Applying to Kellogg (Part 1)

At Kellogg we recognize that applying to business school is a time and labor-intensive process that requires a lot of care and consideration, as well as hours of test prep, interviewing and essay writing. 322 more words