Connecting School Improvement Engine Tools with Instructional Rounds

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During December and January I talked about the work our PICCS cohorts were doing in Instructional Rounds. The data, along with the research that we are connecting to the work based on the school we are visiting, is allowing all observers to look at instructional patterns across classrooms and then place themselves in the shoes… Read more »

Working with Instructional Rounds

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Over the summer, we established peer groups among our staff that would support each other in between observation periods. In the hub-bub of getting curriculum set with our new internship schedule, and by putting together a program that is geared towards helping students pass the Regents exams, and begin adaptation of the modules from the… Read more »

Understanding Charters, AGAIN.

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With the new administration beginning to get comfortable in New York City, an increase in polarizing comments being slung between charter advocates and unionized public school advocates has taken to the airwaves. This is getting tiring. This is a time when school leaders and the talented teachers who work in New York City should be… Read more »

Charter Schools are Ruining Public Education.(?)

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I cannot tell you how many times I hear this statement, see it in print, and watch people really buy into it, as if charter schools were the only reason that the breakdown in “public education” was happening to begin with.  I conducted a Google search of this statement, “charter schools are ruining public education.”… Read more »