Mid-2017 Update

As nearly a month passes since I have returned to Brooklyn from my six month stint in our state’s capital, good ol’Albany, or “Smallbany” as the locals call it, I wanted to reflect on the whirlwind that has been the last few months. Albany Highlights: 1. TeachNY Provost’s Steering Committee contribute to policy resolution language …

NYC opt-out numbers soar in AY 2014-15

NYC opt-out numbers soar in AY 2014-15

April 14-16, 2015 marked the administration days for the ELA state test in New York. This year about three times as many students “opted-out” of the New York State Common Core test in the middle school I work in than last year. State-wide the numbers soared even more, most notably West Seneca, a school district near Buffalo …