A look at the questionnaire given to students when they take the SAT and PSAT The College Board says it's optional, do ALL students and parents know that?

Snapshot of College Board's OPTIONAL Student Data Questionnaire (2016-17) shared from Colorado Dept. of Ed website. CLICK TO ENLARGE The above screenshot of the Student Data Questionnaire was posted on…
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President and Mrs. Trump, your son deserves privacy but so do other children. President Obama changed FERPA law without a Congressional vote. Protect children, change it back.

President and First Lady Trump, your son is beautiful. No one has a right to spread stories about a child, in the media or elsewhere.  ALL children deserve privacy and all children deserve…
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Jeb Bush says, “Parents know best for their children.” Does that mean PARENTS can choose schools without Common Core standards, tests, data? If parents know best, why not let PARENTS choose?

Jeb Bush at The American Federation for Children (AFC) Summit. May 23, 2017   Betsy DeVos recently declared there is no more Common Core.  Tell that to the parents in 46…
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Meet the New Equity Assessments: The Tests to Measure Student Social Emotional Learning, SEL. Teach your kids to smile-their future depends on it.

Mom and Dad, how would you answer the questions on this Trauma Informed survey from American Institutes for Research, AIR?  What do you think of adding Trauma Informed pilots and…
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Student Biographical Data: is your school giving test vendors this “extra” information about your child?

It is end of year, high-stakes testing season again.  PARCC, SBAC, SAGE, FCAT, CMAS*, AIR, Questar, Pearson. These words trigger anger for parents, many opt their children out of these tests. (*CMAS is PARCC…
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