Stories by Laurie Levy

Laurie Levy blogs regularly for ChicagoNow and her work has been published in Huffington Post and the Forward. She was the founder and executive director of Cherry Preschool. Join her Facebook community and subscribe to her newsletter. subscribe to Laurie Levy's feed

Posted on: Nov 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The homework crisis won't be solved without crucial parent-teacher communication.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A new book from an early childhood education expert says that when it comes to our littlest learners, we're getting things all wrong.

Posted on: May 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Play should be the business of preschool, not worksheets and workbooks.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Children are coming home from school exhausted, frustrated and overworked.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2016, Source: AlterNet

I have watched in disbelief as preschoolers have been pushed to acquire knowledge at younger and younger ages.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2016, Source: The Huffington Post

There is no evidence that homework is helpful to children in their early learning years.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

What's behind this "new research" being pushed by Arne Duncan?

Posted on: Sep 8, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Today's kindergarteners are tested more than most of us were in high school.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Closing schools for two to three months of the year leaves many poor and special needs children in limbo.

Posted on: May 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Using student test scores as an indicator of quality teaching is a flawed and misleading practice.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The Common Core was designed without consulting a single expert on early childhood education. And it shows.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2015, Source: AlterNet

We are asking too much, too soon of our littlest learners.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It's nothing more than a slick ad campaign, disguised as public service.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It's time to start putting policy before standards.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

How one long-time educator hopes to change the education landscape in 2015.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Our fever for testing and evaluation leaves even the best teachers feeling demoralized.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2014, Source: The Huffington Post

It's time we start dealing with the long-term effects poverty visits on poor students -- even the most successful among them.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

PARCC testing simply misses the mark. It's time for parents and educators to just say no.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new attempt at curricular reform has many children rejecting math, and their parents wondering which end is up.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Kindergarten was once about play and experimentation. Why can't it be that way again?