Failure Factories? – I Beg to Differ

Who is the real failure? “Our students live in perpetual fear in the public schools. Fear from not eating enough, fear from being attacked on the way to school…Who’s worried about test scores? They don’t have time to worry about test scores because we’re not addressing the poverty and violence that literally populate their everyday … More Failure Factories? – I Beg to Differ

How Many More?

What will it take for real change to happen within our broken education system? How many more highly qualified, dedicated, passionate teachers have to leave the profession and take their passions elsewhere? How many more parents have to deliver emotional and difficult speeches to School Boards about what their children and teachers are experiencing? How … More How Many More?

When academics collide with technology- where do we cross the line?

The amount of personal and psychological data being collected from children in public schools by the Federal government has significantly increased. They claim to use this data to inform teaching and improve learning outcomes. While there are some cases of positive use of data collection in education, the sheer volume of data being collected about … More When academics collide with technology- where do we cross the line?

Call to Action: Competency Based Education

Senate Bill 1714 and its companion House Bill 1365 will allow changes to state education law to put in place competency based education programs.  Other names for competency-based learning [CBE], include performance-based, proficiency-based, and mastery-based education, as well as “customized” and “personalized” learning.  Definitions of CBE are called “a work in progress,” and include life-long data and … More Call to Action: Competency Based Education

Comments needed: Florida Math Standards

The Florida Department of Education may be considering changes to the Math Standards during its meeting on Thursday, February 18. There is conflicting information about how substantial the changes will be, and whether this discussion is just a formality. According to the page on the DOE’s web site that describes rules that are under review, rule … More Comments needed: Florida Math Standards

Forecasting Student Success – Forecasting a Child’s Readiness for College and Career – Part 2

Why aren’t parents asked for permission to release their children’s personal information? (Part two of a two-part blog. Click here for Part one.). Upon giving their children’s personal information to their doctor, parents are required to sign that they have read the HIPAA regulations.  Upon opening a bank account, adults are required to receive information … More Forecasting Student Success – Forecasting a Child’s Readiness for College and Career – Part 2