Tag Archives: Washington State

Submit Your Input on Washington State Social Emotional Learning

A couple of weeks ago I received info about this input opportunity and I sent information out about it to an email distribution list I have.  I had intended to post it to TUP earlier and am only now getting … Continue reading

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Two Articles: One on SEL and the other on Charitable Plutocracy

Here are two articles that you might find of interest. The SEL sell is on big time. Here’s the link to an article about SEL with links to a press release, a brief, and a report. SEL is a part … Continue reading

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Kindergarteners Required to Test Twice a Year as Seattle “Rises” to Data Driven Education,

Seattle’s short-lived victory over standardized testing has come to a screeching halt. In March 2013, as a result of a very impressive boycott of the districts MAP test by both students and teachers alike, Superintendent of Seattle Schools, Jose’ Banda … Continue reading

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The Smarter Balanced (SBAC) Practice Test Just Launched 3/29/13; Parents try it free!!

It is time everybody! The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has launched their smarter Balanced (SBAC) Practice Test!! Originally scheduled to launch Wednesday, May 29, 2013, it is already up and ready for anyone to try out. Why am I so … Continue reading

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Losing Teachers to the Common Core

As we are gearing up for the end of the school year in Washington State, this video is a great example of what Common Core will be bringing to our state. The idea of a solid education for children will … Continue reading

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Who is Going to Pay?

Who is Going to Pay? Perhaps Washington State should begin to ask these same fiscal questions of our legislature. http://thegazette.com/2013/04/13/state-cant-afford-common-core/

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