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SBAC resistance in Washington State is growing

  From the Mukilteo Education Association at Mariner High School in Everett, Washington, north of Seattle, and part of the Mukilteo School District: A RESOLUTION OF DISAPPROVAL OF THE SMARTER … Continue reading

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The Seattle Education Association calls to suspend the SBAC

I’ve been asked where the Seattle teachers’ union, the Seattle Education Association (SEA), stands on issues that I write about. Well, they took a stand on the SBAC. This resolution … Continue reading

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The 32nd Democratic Legislative District passes a “Resolution in Support of Nathan Hale High School Educators”

Resolution in Support of Nathan Hale HS Educators’ Decision Not to Require Students to Take 11th Grade Smarter Balance Assessments  Whereas the educators at Nathan Hale High School, via their … Continue reading

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Common Core Standards: Ten Colossal Errors

This article was written by Anthony Cody and first published in Education Week in November, 2013 and then reposted on his blog Living in Dialogue. Common Core Standards: Ten Colossal … Continue reading

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Seattle Opt Out meeting with Fred Hamel and Jesse Hagopian in West Seattle

Join us in an informative and dynamic conversation with: Fred Hamel and Jesse Hagopian Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:00 pm-7:45 pm Southwest Library 9010 35th Ave. SW Seattle, 98126 All … Continue reading

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Exceptional presentation: “Common Core State Standards: What are they and why should I care?”

  I have seen this presentation and J.R. Wilson provides the history of the Common Core Standards, where we are now and how it is affecting our schools, our students … Continue reading

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What I learned taking the Smarter Balanced (SBAC) test

It was created for imaginary children who exist only in the minds of the people who made the tests. These imaginary third through fifth graders are perfectly willing and able to … Continue reading

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Teachers at Schmitz Park Elementary School join with Nathan Hale in concerns on the reliability and validity of the SBAC

The following letter was sent on March 5, 2015: March 5, 2015 Dear Principal Hudson and the Nathan Hale Senate: We, the undersigned teachers of Schmitz Park, join with the … Continue reading

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Will the US Department of Education take your school’s Title 1 funds if you opt your student out of the SBAC? Short answer, no.

There is no federal or state law that requires financial penalties to schools’ Title I funds if parents refuse to allow their children to take the PARCC tests. The federal … Continue reading

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House Representative Santos and “Personal Finance”: House Bill 1121

  Washington State Representative Santos was a primary sponsor for yet another nonsensical bill, House Bill 1121.  From the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) Watch List,  is the following … Continue reading

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Long Island Superintendent Dr. Joseph Rella: Common Core Standards, “A mess” and articulates exactly why

Long Island Superintendent Joseph Rella has been a forceful and articulate critic of public school reform in New York State. At this East Northport Community information meeting, he exposes Governor … Continue reading

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2000+ students opt out of Common Core Standards test in NJ, hundreds walk out in New Mexico

From ABC news: Thousands of students in New Jersey opt out of controversial PAARC tests Students in New Jersey are taking new controversial tests for the first time, and some … Continue reading

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