I absolutely love the beginning of the school year. I like to prepare by cleaning my classroom and making sure my bulletin boards are blank and ready for students to post their best work. I love working in my classroom with the anticipation of the school year ahead. There is a smell that school has in August.
Can and must we do better in ensuring charter schools (and ALL schools) do a better job of providing students both relevance and rigor? Yes. Particularly for charters where one of the foundational agreements is the granting of more autonomy in exchange for more accountability. Too often the latter half of that promise goes unfulfilled.Read More
Yazzie is an opportunity to take what we know works and scale that up. Knowing what works, and what doesn’t, requires statewide data that tells us how students, teachers, and schools are performing. And those who can't see a way to work together and evolve forward should step aside for those of us willing and ready.Read More
We are only days away from the start of a new school year! In fact, some schools are already putting in hard work. As teachers prepare their classrooms and minds, students excitedly pick out new backpacks and first-day outfits. This annual ritual is part of a profound relationship we often take for granted.Read More
Last Thursday, New Mexico's 2018 results on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment came rolling in earlier than ever before. The results are promising, though highlight how much progress we have yet to go.Read More