Tag Archives: Kathleen Galotti

Naming top test-takers: is it a helpful educational practice?

ipad-letter-sshotDept-admin-sshotNorthfield is on the front page of the Strib again today: Teachers broke law by posting top test scores. "In an advisory opinion, the http://www.brooksfieldschool.org/ agreed with a parent who complained that posting her son’s test results in class for all to see was a violation of state law protecting student data."

I was informed about this situation earlier this year when the parent, Kathie Galotti, brought it to my attention, asking for my opinion about the situation.  I contacted her this morning when I saw the story and got her permission to post PDF’s of her letter to the Dept. and the subsequent ruling. I think there are still issues to discuss since the practice is evidently still continuing, albeit with parental permission of individual students. One thing is for sure, students learn from us. Thanks to ClassDojo!

How goes the school district’s late starts?

659-logo-150x65 Kari Eliason has a guest column in today’s Nfld News: Parents have questions about late starts. Allen Koch has a letter to the editor, too: Late start is affecting the environment. Last week: Late starts lead to traffic jams outside schools.

The Feb. discussion (287 comments) here on LG – Guest blogger Kathleen Galotti: My objections to the proposed changes to the school calendar.

Podcast: Kathie Galotti on the proposed district-wide 1 hr late start/early release

Griff Wigley, Kathie Galotti, Our studio guest this week: Kathie Galotti, parent of two K-12 students and Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Carleton College, discussing the flap over the proposed district-wide 1 hr late start/early release on Mondays next year. I’ve turned off comments on this blog post. Continue the discussion (over 80 comments thus far) attached to Kathie’s Feb. 17 blog post, My objections to the proposed changes to the school calendar.


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