Tracking isn't for trains
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Gayle Andrews one of the coauthors of "Turning Points 2000" and "Making the most of Middle School" joins us and tells us what to look for in a Middle School, shares her thoughts about tracking, homework, evaluating education and makes us aware of a new curriculum guidance for Math from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics that shows us what a child should learn, called "Focal Points for Prekindergarten Through Grade 8 Mathematics".

Ellie Goldberg our Healthy Schools consultant returns for another chat about what we can do to make our schools a healthy school. Ellie specializes in educational planning for children with chronic health issues.

We meet a new Sr Dad to be Bob, Brockob and Stan starts a bicycle tale that might be headed towards some rough road.