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Entries by Susan Kaiser Greenland from 08/2010

A Mindful Revolution in Education

| Posted 08.13.2010 | Healthy Living

I just returned from an inspiring weekend with 300 educators interested in bringing mindfulness into our schools. Home from the conference, here are a few things that feel important to share.

The Real-Life Values Behind the LA Times Value-Added Teacher Controversy

| Posted 08.20.2010 | Los Angeles

Unfortunately, the data available to the LA Times reflects only teacher performance as it relates to standardized test scores and not to the development of social and emotional competencies.

Why the Controversy Over High-Stakes Testing and Teacher Evals Matters

| Posted 08.25.2010 | Los Angeles

Arne Duncan tied California's failure to secure $700 million in federal Race to the Top funding in part to the fact that LAUSD does not use standardized test scores as a factor in teacher review and evaluation.