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Shari Sheppard

Teching to the Test? - 3 views

    Toilets on the Shuttle! Should we be "teaching to the test"? U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says that "no teacher should have to teach to the test." Then why is Obama spending $360 million to developing new assessments to go along with standards adopted by almost all states? Read more:
Suzie Nestico

Twitter Book Club Index - 10 views

    Fantastic list of edreform books all educators should read.
David Wetzel

Teach Science and Math - 11 views

    There are many lists going around about what the next decade will bring in K-12 education, especially focusing on those things that will become obsolete. Well, I decided to create my own list of 5 things that should be obsolete in K-12 education by 2020.
Jeff Johnson

Education Sector: Research and Reports: Measuring Skills for the 21st Century - 0 views

    When ninth-graders at St. Andrew's School, a private boarding school in Middletown, Delaware, sat down last year to take the school's College Work and Readiness Assessment (CWRA), they faced the sort of problems that often stump city officials and administrators, but rarely show up on standardized tests, such as how to manage traffic congestion caused by population growth. "I proposed a new transportation system for the city," said one student describing his answer. "It's expensive, but it will cut pollution."
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