Just. Keep. Calm.

Mike Lee Education, Education Policy

That’s right AZMerit scores are here. We’ll finally know how Arizona students performed taking a first stab at the measure of the new standards. Kind of. Districts have now received embargoed reports that can’t yet be shared with the public

Read More

Self-Doubt

Daniela A. Robles Uncategorized

In 2007, I achieved National Board Certification. In 2007, a National Board Certificate was valid for ten years. At ten years, I would renew my certificate, or go through renewal. In 2007, the idea of the renewal process seemed far

Read More
talk bubble

Just a Word, Please?

Jess Ledbetter Uncategorized

I really have something on my mind lately: Teachers need time for professional conversations with colleagues. I’m not talking about mandated conversations chosen by administrators for PLCs or Professional Development. I’m talking about giving teachers unstructured time to develop strategies around

Read More

The Wait…

Jen Robinson Assessment, Education, Education Policy

  The inevitable is coming later this month. Arizona standardized assessment results will be released. We know the preliminary data is dismal showing most Arizona students are not proficient in reading or math. I have unsettled feelings about the score release

Read More

Worth It

Daniela A. Robles Uncategorized

I pursued National Board Certification ten years ago. I was in my 9th year of teaching the same grade, in the same district, at the same school, and I had lost my purpose. My support system for candidacy consisted of

Read More