Early ESSA

The latest in how we can save our nation before Jan. 2017. Warriors, are you with me?

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S.O.S Assessments, Pt. 2

Over-assessing hurts everyone. What you need to know and how you can help END it.

Principled Leadership in the ESSA Era

              Warriors Against the Core! A call to action is before us. The question is, will we continue to see the CCSS (Common Core State Standards) Machine spew deceptive principles right before us OR we will expose them quickly, mightily, and with purpose?! With the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds … Continue reading Principled Leadership in the ESSA Era

ESSA Aligners

Want the latest on the activities of those involved in the State and Local ESSA Implementation Network?! Here it is!

ESSA in a Nutshell

Anti CCSS Warriors, the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) is meant to be tough. It is meant to embed educational reform as we have never before seen. It was meant to be SO tough, no one would ever truly know the rotten insides lurking underneath the ink. It is full of CCSS, CCR, CTE(Common Core … Continue reading ESSA in a Nutshell

ESSA and Digital Overload

It’s a virtual (digital) overload out there! For today’s ‘Tech Thursday’, we will look in the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) for all the digital parts of education via College and Career Readiness (the new ‘Common Core’ name). (*Note:  in the ESSA, ‘Standards’ is innocently stated as “Challenging State Academic Standards”). Why do I point this … Continue reading ESSA and Digital Overload

Sic’ ‘Em Saturday: When Your Faith Based School Uses CCSS Assessments

A few months ago I was chatting via Facebook with a parent of 2 children enrolled in a particular faith-based school. She had contacted me to find out how to discover where the Common Core Standard ties were hiding. What tipped her off? Homework! “Sara’s” Story: To protect my long-distance, anti Common Core mom, I’ll … Continue reading Sic’ ‘Em Saturday: When Your Faith Based School Uses CCSS Assessments