Dear Ethan,

May 15, 2014

Janice Smith

I am inspired by your articulate speech, your bravery in addressing a large issue like the Common Core head on and in a very public setting, and your desire to back up your beliefs with actions. I admire the parents, family, teachers and schools that taught you these skills (both academic and character) and who […]

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Teaching to the RIGHT Test

Mar 13, 2014

Janice Smith

The debate about the idea of ‘teaching to the test’ has been around ever since George W’s No Child Left Behind first instituted standardized testing back in 2001.  It wasn’t until I entered the world of education that I was presented with the other side of the debate.  In fact, prior to that I’m not […]

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