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Regents Fight over Details – Ratings based on test scores must go!

(from the New Action leaflet distributed at the March 2015 UFT Delegate Assembly).
For a printable version click: May 2015 Leaflet

The Board of Regents is discussing implementation of the new NYS law on evaluation. 82 more words

Teacher Evaluation

Standardized Testing for Students

Contributor, Niara Chatman
Senior, Scotland High School

How does testing affect students and teachers at Scotland High School? The pressure felt by teachers associated with high-stakes testing results in a semesters. 297 more words

Student Life

Kids do a lot better when schools ban smartphones

LONDON (CNNMoney) — Do you want your children to do better in exams? Then take away their smartphones. (Sorry, kids!)

Schools that ban students from carrying phones see a clear improvement in their test scores, according to a study by the London School of Economics. 288 more words

National/World News

Should students be paid for good test scores?

By Yadira Palencia

Many students receive money from their parents when they get an outstanding grade on a test, but did you know that some schools give students money for excellent test scores? 343 more words

Opinion

Thousands of Mississippi third graders might have to repeat grade

JACKSON, Miss. — Relatives of students told WREG they were shocked to hear so many Mississippi third graders could possibly have to repeat a grade, based on the state’s mandatory reading test. 299 more words

News

Harsh Lesson

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32306097

Exactly how is it legal to sentence these people to 20 years in PRISON for this? Isn’t that somehow unnecessarily… what is the phrase… cruel and unusual? 72 more words

Commentary

A Very Moral Work

Brian Bell moved to Blount County in 1990, when he was hired to teach at William Blount High School. He remained for five years as an American and World History teacher. 765 more words

People