Tony Mullen: This Is Critical Core Knowledge

What content knowledge is truly important to teachers? Greenwich alternative high school teacher and 2009 National Teacher of the Year Tony Mullen shares his thoughts in a piece for pre-service teachers at Mercy College. This year will be more challenging for both teachers and students because we have become a nation obsessed with standardized test…

Education Commissioner Authorizes Flexibility to Start School Year

While there is no formal approval from the U.S. Department of Education allowing Connecticut school districts flexibility when it comes to deciding whether teachers will be evaluated based on how their students perform on state tests—Commissioner Stefan Pryor today said the State Department of Education (SDE) is authorizing that flexibility. Pryor told Connecticut superintendents gathered…