Posted December 14, 2011 in Site Pages
Testing and Standards
CTA responds to a controversial series of articles promoting the use of student test scores to measure an individual teacher's effectiveness.
Posted September 09, 2011 in California Educator
Are we endangering science?
The kindergartners at Audubon Elementary School in Foster City stare intently at the goldfish swimming in a bowl. They are amazed to learn fish actually breathe through gills. They are intrigued...
Posted June 20, 2011 in California Educator
March to save our schools
People from across the country will gather in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, July 30, for a Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action. CTA has endorsed this movement where participants...
Posted March 23, 2011 in California Educator
A new twist on tests
As teachers are getting ready to have students pull out No. 2 pencils for standardized tests, Del Norte High School in Crescent City has figured out a controversial way to make the tests relevant...
Posted February 23, 2011 in California Educator
Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards
This year’s Instruction and Professional Development (IPD) Strand at CTA’s Summer Institute, July 31 to Aug. 5 at UCLA, will focus on planning for the transition from the California Content Standards...
Posted November 19, 2010 in California Educator
How will the new Common Core State Standards impact teachers?
In August, California joined 33 states and the District of Columbia in approving new Common Core standards in math, English language arts, and literacy in history/social studies, science and technical...
Posted April 29, 2010 in California Educator
Does competition make schools better?
The corporate viewpoint is that there’s nothing like “healthy competition” to improve quality. But should a school be run like a business where the emphasis is on winning rather than doing one’s...
Posted March 31, 2010 in California Educator
Diane Ravitch speaks at Urban Issues Conference
What teachers and their unions have been saying for years about the pitfalls of high-stakes testing and the dangers of privatizing public schools, education scholar Diane Ravitch confirms. “Congress...
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