The Washington Post asks: What can we learn about assessment from photographs?  Katherine Schultz, a professor and dean of the School of Education at Mills College in Oakland, explains in the following post about the challenges of teaching and assessment. She is the author of the 2009 book, “Rethinking Classroom Participation: Listening to Silent Voices.” The world of public education was shocked recently by the story of former Atlanta public schools superintendent Beverly Hall. Lauded in 2009 as the National Superintendent of the Year, Hall and several of her senior staff were indicted for perpetrating a massive fraud, conspiring to manipulate school test scores…

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