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Remainders: Test-scoring starts, along with complaints about it

  • The grading of state tests has begun along with complaints about how it’s done. (NYC P.S. Parents)
  • A city teacher says she’s uncomfortable with rules barring public talk about test content. (Ariel Sacks)
  • An Albany principal says N.Y. shouldn’t need a survey to learn its tests are too long. (Common Ground)
  • Teacher Will Johnson says setting “Student Learning Objectives” has downsides. (GS Community)
  • A student apologizes to his teacher 40 years after inexplicably offending him. (Oregonian)
  • A principal who is coaching again calls for more student-administrator interaction. (Practical Theory)
  • A first-grade father describes the fraught responsibility of providing class snacks. (Insideschools)
  • Andy Rotherham lists three obstacles to education reform, starting with money-sugarcoating. (Atlantic)
  • The quest for additional investigators for school cases has hit papers as help wanted ads. (NYCDOEnuts)
  • Jean McTavish, a transfer school principal, got in trouble in school for not pledging to the flag. (DNA Info)
  • McTavish has also opted her own children out of New Jersey’s state tests this year. (NYC P.S. Parents)
  • The principal of P.S. 112 in the Bronx dishes on how it felt when the school earned a D. (SchoolBook)
  • A national expert on high school dropouts says online credit recovery can be too easy. (Class Struggle)
  • A Teachers College prof says college students might be overdiagnosed as underprepared. (Economix)