Monthly Archives: October 2013

Concerned Citizens to Host Common Core Forum

On November 20, 2013, concerned citizens of several rural districts including Morris and Unadilla Valley will host an informational forum at the American Legion in Morris, NY. The event will take place at 6:30 pm. Guest speakers include two experienced … Continue reading

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A word from NY principals

Dear Parents, We are the principals of your children’s schools. We serve communities in every corner of New York State — from Niagara County to Clinton, Chautauqua to Suffolk. We come from every size and type of school, with students from … Continue reading

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What’s REALLY happening in education?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Be heard! Oneonta Area for Public Education, Oneonta Teachers Association and NYSUT invite parents, teachers and all interested parties to a panel discussion, speak-out and community workshop to address current issues in public education. Oneonta Area for … Continue reading

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Mission Creep: Teacher Educators Join the Ranks of the Walking Wounded

I had the opportunity this Thursday, October 17, to sit with 200 or so professors of education, college and university deans of education, state officials from NYSED and corporate salespeople at the NYS Association of Teacher Educators / New York … Continue reading

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What tests will your children be taking?

Before my son started Pre-K last year, testing was the last thing on my mind.  It never occurred to me that tests would be involved in his education this early on.  Having little experience with education nowadays (my son is … Continue reading

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The Problems of Excessive Testing

Why is excessive testing such a bad thing? Estimates suggest that testing can consume up to 25% of an academic year, with some kind of test or test prep. Qualities like creativity and innovation being replaced with a ‘one-size-fits-all‘ approach … Continue reading

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No King? No Problem!

Rally For Public Education Thursday, November 7, 2013 7-8:30 pm Valentino’s Banquet Hall 3899 Oneida St. New Hartford, NY

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