Accountability

Would a No-Grades Transcript Hurt or Help NYC College-Bound Students?

A consortium of 100 private schools, including New York City elites Dalton and Spence, have banded together to create a new kind of transcript for applying to college. Their proposed format would eschew grades and standardized test scores in favor of “different levels of mastery. Instead of a grade in algebra or geometry, the mastery… Continue reading Would a No-Grades Transcript Hurt or Help NYC College-Bound Students?

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Graduation Season Is Upon Us

As I scroll through my social media news feed, I am so excited to see all the graduates. From Pre-K to eighth-grade, from high-school to college and beyond, each graduation is momentous and marks an educational milestone for not only the graduates and their loved ones, but for their teachers as well. Graduation season, for… Continue reading Graduation Season Is Upon Us

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Get Over Yourselves and Opt In!

If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. That’s a rule many live by, but it rings especially true in our schools. That’s New York City father Jean Holybrice explaining why his children are participating in  annual state assessments in language arts and math. Data on participation rates in NY’s annual state assessments are… Continue reading Get Over Yourselves and Opt In!