Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Garfield High School Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center 400 23rd Avenue Seattle, WA 98122 This event is supported by the Garfield High School PTSA, Seattle Equality Educators (SEE), the … Continue reading Seattle Event: Closing the Opportunity Gap Detracking and De-Testing. An evening with Carol Burris and Wayne Au
Topic: Race, Poverty, and Education: Let’s get real about leveling the playing field Time: Nov 20, 2016 7:00 PM Eastern Time, 4 PM Pacific Time The guest for Parents Across America’s (PAA) next book club session in our Poverty, Race … Continue reading Join Parents Across America’s Poverty, Race and Education book club series with Jesse Hagopian and his book “More Than a Score”
From the Washington post: Alaska cancels all K-12 standardized tests for the year, citing technical problems Alaska officials have canceled the state’s computer-based standardized testing for the year, citing repeated technical problems that were interrupting students’ exams, throwing schools into chaos … Continue reading This just in: No standardized tests in Alaska this school year
Beyond Measure Featuring Q&A with Director/Producer Vicki Abeles January 28, 2016 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Garfield High School Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center 400 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 From the Beyond Measure website: America’s education crisis is fueled … Continue reading Beyond Measure, the film, in Seattle: “What counts can’t be counted”
Originally posted on The Progressive by Peter Greene. Straight Talk About Standardized Tests The People in Charge know, even before the test is taken, that some students will be marked below basic. Imagine if I told my class of twenty-five … Continue reading Standardized tests from a teacher’s point of view
It’s been a wild week since “25 or something” Seattle Public Schools were blindsided with staff cuts. After the initial shock, parents came up with surprising ways to push back and work together. A new group formed, called Kids Not Cuts, … Continue reading Seattle Parents: Good news! I just found over $400,000 in unspent Amplify dollars!
The answer is “probably not”. No one within the Seattle Public School District, besides School Board Director Sue Peters, seems to be concerned or be able to accurately report to the board the number of tests that our students take … Continue reading Tests and testing in Seattle: Do you know how many tests your student takes in one year?
We have some great thinkers and writers in Seattle along with ardent advocates and tireless activists and I like to showcase them as much as possible. To follow is a piece by Vu Le who is a writer, speaker and … Continue reading Data and the illusion of objectivity
#PARCCWALKOUT for updates From Fair Test with additions made in italics: Testing Resistance & Reform News As the peak of spring standardized exam season nears, parents, students, teachers, superintendents, school board members, and state officials are escalating campaigns to stop … Continue reading Testing resistance around the country, now a national movement: A state-by-state update
Elizabeth Hanson has been a teacher, primarily teaching English Language Learners, and preparing students to take the General Education Development test (GED). She has taught teens to adults from a variety of countries and circumstances. She participated in the Washington … Continue reading “College and Career Ready” is a Marketing Slogan
…and if you are a parent, teacher, student or concerned citizen in the great state of Washington, contact Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee’s ranking member Senator Patty Murray from Washington State (contact information below) and let her know … Continue reading If you are an educator, sign this open letter to Congress and the Obama administration about test-focused reforms by February 20, 2015
“The assessment itself is completely artificial,” Chomsky asserts. “It’s not ranking teachers in accordance with their ability to help develop children who will reach their potential . . . It’s turning us into individuals who devote our lives to achieving … Continue reading Noam Chomsky on standardized testing and its effect on students