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  • The Phoenix area’s top 10 charter schools

    From two schools that are part of the large national BASIS chain to the tiny Mission Montessori Academy at St. George, charter schools aced the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards and their school report cards this year. Here is a look at the top charter schools in metro Phoenix, according to the Arizona Department of […]

  • Charter interscholastic competition

    A letter to Eddie Goodall regarding the formation of a charter league and calling for interested charter school head administrators, athletic directors, and band directors   Eddie: Hope this finds you and your fine staff enjoying a refreshing slowdown now that the Wilmington conference is past. Please accept my congratulations on a great conference. Great […]

  • Formative Assessment Matters

      In the field of education, there are different types of assessment used for different purposes. North Carolina’s Balanced Assessment System is aligned to state content standards and includes the following: Summative Assessments (classroom, school, district, & state) Interim/Benchmark Assessments (classroom, school, district, & state) Formative Assessment (classroom) The North Carolina State Board of Education […]

  • Valuing standardized tests

    Curiously, none of this made me resent the importance of standardized testing, or wish that it didn’t exist. What it did do was put steel in my spine and make me determined to match, accomplishment for accomplishment, my better-pedigreed classmates. Competition is good, and finding out I’d been chosen “despite” my less-than-impressive test scores made […]

  • Law: Schools must keep “EpiPens” on hand

    Public schools in North Carolina will have to keep emergency allergy injections on campus at all times under the state budget Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law Thursday. Read more here… Read more here:

  • SB 793 Charter School Modifications

    Read the whole bill here     SB 793