On The Postponement of Common Core Accountability

Jose Vilson Jose 3 Comments

On Monday, New York State found out that its Board of Regents, the governing body for education policy in NYS, decided to postpone accountability measures for teachers and schools in all of New York State, paving the way for educators to get their Common Core ducks in a row. The five-year postponement came at the recommendation of Regent Merryl Tisch, who said, This report is designed to make significant and …

UFT Prez Michael Mulgrew, NYS Education Commissioner John King, and NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo

A Note On Teacher Evaluations [A Memo For Sanity]

Jose Vilson Jose 5 Comments

Remember a few years ago when I told you that trying to create equations for the intangibles is calamitous for any profession, especially education? If think tanks prognosticate that the 21st century needs ideals like collaboration and transparency, then we’re doing a poor job of exemplifying that in schools. On Saturday, for example, Commissioner John King released New York State’s mandated teacher – and principal – evaluation system because the …

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Common Core Standards Alignment to New York State Standards, Vilson Edition

Jose Vilson Mr. Vilson 29 Comments

To my New York State math teacher brethren, By giving you these three PDFs, I’m also sharing where I work. Yes, I’m also going to say I made these documents, which is 85% true (the other 15% was done by others in my school’s math department, but I’ll give them absolute deference to within my school when asked “Who made these?”) Please note that these are just drafts and if …