EMinNM

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap

Archives › 2013 › June

Little known TFA factoid: each region is its own animal, more than you might expect. What do I mean by that? Well, first of all there are a lot of differences from region to region. Some regions have the hiring-TFAers-while-pink-slipping-others situation going on, and some (like mine) have 10% teaching vacancies all year, even with…

read more »

This is a response to Didymath’s “#69: All Aboard the USS Test Scores Don’t Matter,” which he wrote in response to my last post…basically continuing the conversation. I think both of us are falling into the dangerous trap of arguing the extremes. In many ways, I agree with a lot of what Didymath is saying.…

read more »

The education reform analyst and well-spoken blogger Gary Rubinstein just applauded a 2012 CM for saying that he cares more about kids’ appreciation of the material and attitude than their test scores. Great! There’s so much more to learning than test scores, and fostering a true love of learning is definitely one of my goals…

read more »
Jun 14 2013

Why so silly, district?

Just a two second rant: we ended school on May 24th. As of today, June 14th, we still do not have an official calendar for next year, which means that WE STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT DAY WE GO BACK TO SCHOOL. We also don’t have a superintendent. These two things may be related. In contrast,…

read more »