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Protesting the PARCC

Suspended teens want meeting with state officals about the standardized test

Local News A dozen Santa Fe High School students stood in front of the state Public Education Department today, calling for a meeting with Public Education Department Secretary Hanna Skandera over testing that they say goes too far. ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by Joey Peters


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Sit and Deliver

Finding the Escalante within

Opinion Happy to report I’m feeling something I haven’t felt in a long time, when it comes to public schools: hope.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Seth Biderman

What Matters

Funding in the classroom, not the courtroom

Opinion Apparently our school board’s getting ready to “lawyer up”

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Seth Biderman

Same Old Swill

Tennessee’s not-so-radical reforms

Opinion Tennessee seems to be the latest hotspot for school reform.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Seth Biderman

The Dream School

In education, the value of uncharted waters

Opinion I haven’t met Ernesto Prada, but I hope to someday. He’s a student at Santa Fe High, and he’s asking the very question we’ve been researching at the Academy for the Love of Learning for the last couple ...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Seth Biderman

The Tao of Poeh

A school for being, sharing and laughing

Opinion Great to hear President Obama talk about expanding preschool in last week’s State of the Union address; less inspiring was his idea for older kids.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Seth Biderman

School Re-Formed

The superintendent’s wrestling coach

Opinion Turns out our new superintendent was a troublemaker when he was in school. In a recent interview with Nancy Udell of Santa Fe Stories, Joel Boyd describes how he frequented the principal’s office until his hi...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Seth Biderman

School Re-Formed

First Person

Opinion In the second presidential debate, on Oct. 16, the men who would rule our nation uttered the word “children” just once in 90 minutes—when Romney declared we’re all “children of the same God.” They s...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Seth Biderman

School Re-Formed

The un-profession of teaching

Opinion For years after becoming a classroom teacher, I wondered if I was truly a professional. People said I was a professional, but I didn’t get paid all that much and, unlike my lawyer buddies, I never had time fo...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Seth Biderman

School Re-Formed

The business of school

Opinion It’ll be a few years before we know how well we’ve done in choosing Joel Boyd as our new school superintendent. Judging by the district he came from, and the people on his transition team, he seems to belon...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Seth Biderman

School Re-Formed: Best Way to Reform Santa Fe Public Schools

Opinion For this year's Best of Santa Fe issue, columnist Seth Biderman offers three of the best options for reforming Santa Fe Public Schools.

Friday, July 27, 2012 Seth Biderman
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