Common Core math, for better or worse, is no longer about calculations; it is about reading.
Reasons vary for choosing alternative learning over traditional education. Some families might desire a more family-oriented lifestyle while others might select this method due to religious beliefs, bullying, or simply passion for more enhanced learning.
When Hillary Clinton was booed at the National Education Association annual convention for a pro-charter statement, teachers weren't attacking the precise wording of her sentence.
In the past 14 years, parents have seen the destruction of neighborhood schools, based on their test scores. They have seen beloved teachers fired unjustly, because of their students' test scores. They have seen the loss of time for the arts, physical education, and anything else that is not tested.
In a recent professional development session with a small group of teachers, our conversation evolved into deeply philosophical questions surrounding the purpose of education.
"What the US now needs is a learning Secretary who promotes challenging and joyful le...
Just when the current crop of presidential candidates was making Barack Obama look good, John King, the new "dog" at the federal Department of Education (FedED), pulls an Arne Duncan and attacks the opt-out movement with the same old set of tricks.
Whether it's helping our children think about what they want to do with their lives, or whether it's re-thinking what we're doing with our own, there is something so powerful in realizing that it's not necessarily what you know but what you do with what you know.
Testing companies do not want us to know that Common Core and its high-stakes testing regime are a disaster that do a grave disservice to this nation's children.
NYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) is calling on New York State parents to support a boycott of new high-stakes assessments being field-tested i...
One of the most frequent questions we get at Synocate is how important academics are for college admissions. Specifically, many students ask us about ...
After four years of teaching, I have had time to reflect on my entry into the education profession. More importantly, these four years have taught me so much about myself and the educational landscape of our nation.
Sometimes I wonder if the standardized testing we do in many of our schools today does just that: judges fish on their climbing ability. Many assessments evaluate unnecessary academic skills that have no basis in determining if a child is ready to move on to the next level of learning.
If you are the type of creative mind that starts without a plan, and has to experiment and learn by doing, you need someone to see you through the long and difficult time it takes for your art to reach its true level.
It's "testing season." Not unlike the term "selfie," "testing season" has become an expression, a way in which we discuss the school calendar. Usually...
Most parents are unaware of both how common prescription medicine abuse has become in high schools across America, and how easy it is for young people to acquire pills in their own homes and classrooms.