Sunday, September 27, 2015

Frank Bruni on Surviving College Admissions

Frank Bruni wrote an outstanding op-ed piece on surviving the college admissions process for the NYT earlier this year. In some regards, it should be mandatory reading for all parents of high school students. As a parent myself, I took to heart his central premise - your child's success and ultimate happiness IS NOT tied to the prestige level of the college they get admitted to!

Read it and see what you think:

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Traditional Grading?

The more I read about the traditional grading system, the more I call into question the purpose of how and why we utilize it the way we do.

The first link goes to a recent EdWeek article on the subject and the second to one by Guskey from EdLeadership in 2011.

What other options could we employ that would better serve our students? Are you familiar with high schools that have revised the way they report out on student progress?