Common Core Advocate?

So I’m now seen as a “Common Core” advocate. I’m “one of those” people. I’m not sure what that means to the people who use the term. Common Core may be the most convoluted and twisted term of our generation. As a person who speaks and writes in support or defense of a cause, let […]

Sharing Randolph’s Academic Performance Results

Here’s my annual update regarding our academic performance as a district, as measured by the publication Buffalo Business First using data from the NYSED website and ranked within the 96 school districts of WNY. There’s no mystery to the rankings, they are based on four years of Regents diploma rates, as well as four years of […]

Summer Youth Work Program

Both Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties have incredible summer youth work programs that we would love to have our Randolph students take advantage of and then work here in the school district this summer. We don’t usually see much interest so I’m hoping that getting the word out to our parents through social media will improve […]

Would I Opt Out My Own Child? No.

I have a wonderful friend with whom I get to talk about education on a regular basis. She texted me to ask if I think she should opt her child out of the NYS testing. I didn’t answer her as a school superintendent, or a NYS public educator, or a former NYSUT Committee of 100 […]