Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Day Niagara Falls Ran Dry

If you’ve had the pleasure of standing right next to the roaring water falling over the precipice at Niagara Falls (and for me, it’s the sound that’s most impressive), then it’s hard to believe that the flow once naturally stopped … Continue reading

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“A Lesson in Teaching to the Test, From E.B. White,” by Anne Stone and Jeff Nichols

Anne Stone and Jeff Nichols beautifully make the case against standardized testing at the New York Times SchoolBook blog (hat-tip to Susan Ohanian). Here is an excerpt: In light of current controversies around testing and teacher evaluation, let’s do a … Continue reading

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