Does your district have a high chronic absence rate? Well, it turns out that that rate may be inflated due to problems with accounting accuracy.
New York’s implementation of the ESSA accountability system has produced a bureaucratic quagmire worthy of Orwell, Dickens or Kafka.
The New York State Education Department’s accountability system distorts school performance in absurd ways and with perverse results.
There are significant changes coming to New York State’s school accountability system now that the US Department of Education has approved the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan.
With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, New York’s Ed Dept has a huge opportunity to reinvent itself. But is it capable of transformation?
New York’s school districts must wait until the summer of 2019 to get an accurate assessment of the effectiveness of their ELA and math strategies.
The New York State Education Department has fetishized failure, distorting overall school performance. Fortunately, relief may be on its way in the form of a bipartisan bill to revise the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law and eliminate its most punitive elements.
The New York State Education Department has posted the job of Commissioner of Education. The stated qualifications are boilerplate and underwhelming. I suggest that NYSED’s HR department amend the posting to add the following.
Applicants for the position of Commissioner of Education must demonstrate
– The ability to inspire the state’s professional educators to extraordinary levels of performance.
– Evidence of having eliminated wasteful, bureaucratic burdens on school districts.
– A history of transparency as a leader.
Diane Ravitch has blogged about my recent post, John King, the Common Core and cognitive bias.
It’s pretty clear that New York State Commission of Education John King is one of the nation’s top advocates for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. It’s also becoming increasingly apparent that he may be doing more to undermine the implementation of the Common Core than he is doing to support it. For […]