We need to support our school districts in becoming more like sports teams that measure success through well-defined goals and metrics.
I opened Microsoft Word and opened a new blank document to write my final weekly column for San Jose Inside. I am doing so with a heavy heart.
An Atlanta judge last week sentenced eight public school teachers, principals and administrators to jail for conspiring to inflate students’ state test scores. The sentencing was a tragic end to the Atlanta testing scandals that began in 2009.
Spring can be a period of new beginnings for all of us. Or it can be more of the same: a war of words and posturing while some of our children fail to achieve their academic potential.
Similar to SpaceX, the state’s new Smarter Balanced Assessment System (SBAC) will eventually yield results that are worth the trial and error.