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Ten questions for Seattle Public Schools’ IT Lead John Krull re: EdTech in schools and student privacy

John Krull has agreed to answer some questions about what is happening in terms of technology and software programs planned for Seattle Public Schools. As Krull states in his letter … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

Who is actually running the US Department of Education?

  We have known about the Broad Prize award, representing an award given to school districts by the Broad Foundation, which is proudly displayed in the offices of the Department … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · 3 Comments

Representative Ruth Kagi is no friend of public education

  Let’s take big money out of politics starting with Ruth Kagi. There is a race in the 32nd Legislative District in Seattle where an educator, Wesley Irwin, is running … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

Opposition to the Common Core now has bipartisan support in Washington State

From Truth in American Education: Washington State GOP Supports Student Privacy, Opposes Common Core The Washington State Republicans passed a student privacy resolution at their recent state convention last month in … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

ACT study: Common Core, not ready for prime time

Reposted from Truth in American Education: ACT: Common Core Does Not Reflect College Readiness in Some Aspects ACT released a study called the ACT National Curriculum Study that demonstrates, once … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Study shows the Common Core PARCC test does not determine college readiness

Is the SBAC any different? The PARCC tests have been criticized for being administered in high-stakes circumstances before they were validated. PARCC’s rejoinder is they had content validity, meaning that … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · 3 Comments

What’s the big secret about the SBAC and PARCC test questions?

Back in the day, after I took a test and it was graded, I got my test paper back to see what questions I got wrong. It was part of … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · 8 Comments

Video: Clinical Child Psychologist: The Common Core Standards are developmentally inappropriate

Child clinical psychologist presents how the Common Core Standards are developmentally inappropriate for young students at a conference held at Notre Dame in 2013. Submitted by Dora Taylor

May 6, 2016 · 10 Comments

Common Sense Questions About the Common Core Test

I came across this article today while Googling information about the SBAC and is well worth a read. From eduresearcher by Roxana Marachi, PhD: Critical Questions about Computerized Assessments and … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · 5 Comments

An interview with Washington State Superintendent Candidate Erin Jones

  Erin Jones is running for Washington State Superintendent to be in charge of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). According to the OSPI webpage, it is “the primary agency … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · 11 Comments

Common Core Standards: It’s all about the money

A popular “single” from the 70’s, “For the love of money”. Play it while reading this post or even sing along! From Truth in American Education: Textbook Publishers Being “In … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

PBS News Hour: “Why this Seattle teacher opposes Common Core testing”. A video segment with Jesse Hagopian

PBS News Hour recently came to Seattle to interview Bill Gates about the Common Core Standards. While the crew was here, they also interviewed school teacher Jesse Hagopian.

October 24, 2015 · Leave a comment