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Brian Questions Comm. Mitchell Chester About Teaching To The Test [Video]
Brian Questions Comm. Mitchell Chester About Teaching To The Test [Video]
Brian The Cab Driver has an exclusive interview with Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell Chester. The commish outlines the future of standardized testing, why the new state assessment, MCAS 2.0, is necessary evil, and his opinion on why it was necessary to have all employees at an under-performing elementary school re-apply for their position...
Parcc Demonstration Outside New Bedford School Department Building-Brian’s Beat [Video]
Parcc Demonstration Outside New Bedford School Department Building-Brian’s Beat [Video]
It was a site to behold. Parents and former teachers taking to the streets, standing with placards outside the New Bedford School Department building. The peaceful demonstration designed to gather support for the swelling Opt-Out movement when it comes to statewide standardized tests, like MCAS and Parcc...
Would You Consider Striking on PAARC Testing Day?
Would You Consider Striking on PAARC Testing Day?
According to a Standard Times, the schools Superintendent believes New Bedford parents, teachers and students "need to embrace" Parcc testing or feel the pain courtesy of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Dr. Pia Durkin balked  in a lengthy diatribe, at the recent school committee meeting, at a Resolution that would inform, not encourage, students and parents of
MCAS/PARCC Opt Out
MCAS/PARCC Opt Out
While New Bedford students won't be forced to take MCAS or PARCC tests, they also won't be told they can opt out. At Monday's meeting, the New Bedford School Committee voted to not send parents information about their right to refuse standardized testing for their child...

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