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My 3-Minute Plea to the Cleveland Board of Education 3-26-15

Good evening. My name is Melissa Marini Švigelj-Smith.


Thank you, once again, for this opportunity to speak.


This evening I stand before you as a parent advocate. 650 more words

Education And Testing

March. The only month more difficult for a teacher than October.

It’s that time of year again. March. Ask any teacher for the most difficult times of year to teach, and I guarantee they will respond with October and March. 483 more words


Problems with SBAC Focus of State Department of Education Meeting

Students and educators who came to the State Department of Education this afternoon to share their experiences with the state’s High School Assessment Working Group said that SBAC is taking away valuable learning time, lacks relevance to students, and places a significant burden on eleventh graders — many of whom are left taking a considerable number of tests in a short amount of time. 482 more words

Education News

Why We Need House Bill 1164

The following is my testimony given to the Texas House Education Committee on March 24th:


I am here in support of HB 1164.  My name is Cynthia Ruiz and I teach high school English is Pflugerville ISD.   774 more words


Over 100 Toledo Teachers Demonstrate, Ask District to Opt Out of PARCC

Over 100 teachers in Toledo demonstrated in front of school district headquarters, asking the district to opt out of the PARCC tests.

Teachers said there was too much testing and it is used punitively, not to inform instruction.


Red Clay Board Member Adriana Bohm's Incredible Opt Out Speech At March Board Meeting

As the parent opt out movement continues in Delaware, some of the larger school districts have not taken an official stance on the matter.  At the Red Clay Consolidated School District Board of Education meeting on March 18th, board members Adrianna Bohm gave an excellent speech on the parent opt out movement.  235 more words

Parental Opt-Out Of Standardized Testing