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    Monday, October 27th, 2014

    Below are comments adapted from a presentation given on Oct. 26, 2014 at the Montclair Cares About Schools panel discussion on the responsibilities of school boards. As I look out over the current school reform landscape I see it is …

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  • Problem and Project Based Resources to U

    Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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    Below are links to 22 problem-based and project-based resources for all grade levels that can be used to customize curriculum, un-standardize thinking, and jumpstart creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Webpages can also be found at: 1. PBLU: Go to …

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  • You Can’t Standardize Creativity

    Friday, August 8th, 2014
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    Based on the article:  Tienken, C.H. (2013). International comparisons of creativity and innovation. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 49, 153-155.   The release of the 2012 results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) on December 3, 2012, by the …

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  • Political Incompetence, Not Public Ed.

    Monday, May 19th, 2014

      The unending cacophony of stories of public education failure and a need to reform it for the future has been ongoing since before the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB, 2002). Education bureaucrats, pundits, …

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  • NJDOE Performance Report: A Follow Up

    Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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    New Jersey School Performance Reports: A Follow-up Christopher Tienken Bureaucrats at the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) released a memo on April 11, 2013 to unveil the new, but in my opinion, not improved, performance reports for all schools …

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    Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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    PISA Problems Christopher H. Tienken Cross posted from AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice Find the entire article here: Abstract Pundits and bureaucrats use the results from international tests, particularly the PISA, to make claims about the quality of …

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  • What PISA Says About PISA

    Thursday, December 5th, 2013
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    What PISA Says About PISA Christopher Tienken Pundits, education bureaucrats, and policy makers rejoice! It’s PISA time once again. Cue the dark music, fear mongering, worn out slogans and dogma about the United States education system failing the country economically.  …

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  • Video Interview w/ Poughkeepsie Journal

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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    Catch my 60 minute interview about the Common Core with Nina Schutzman and John Penney from the Poughkeepsie Journal. Article about the topic is also with the link. Follow Nina at: @PoJoNSchutzman She is providing factual reporting on this …

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  • Common Core Costs

    Saturday, September 14th, 2013
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    Below is an excerpt from Chapter 4 in my book with co-author Don Orlich, THE SCHOOL REFORM LANDSCAPE: FRAUD, MYTH, AND LIES. Common Core Costs The cost projections for the first seven years of implementation for the CCSS and national …

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  • Podcast of Our New Book

    Friday, May 17th, 2013
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    We recently conducted a podcast with Professor Heath Brown about The School Reform Landscape. Check it out and take a look at the other great book podcasts on the site. It is a great way to go in-depth with authors …

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