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Q&A with Diana Senechal on The Thinking Gap

In researching “Getting thoughtful about the thinking gap,” Elisabeth Anderson talked to Diana Senechal, a former New York City public school teacher who is writing a book that addresses the topic.

Does Too Much Testing Create a Thinking Gap?

Does Too Much Testing Create a Thinking Gap?

On a winter Monday morning in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, the expressions on Linette Arroyo’s second graders’ faces matched the grey day outside.  Hunched over their desks inside P.S. 24, they lifted their pencils and waited for the next word. “Hope,” Ms. Arroyo said.  “I hope it doesn’t snow again.  Hope.” Little hands rushed to scrawl  Read more »