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: 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: Sep 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

These days, kindergarteners are tested more than most of were in high school.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

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

Posted on: Jul 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Programs for children with special needs must be made to fit the child, not the other way around.

Posted on: May 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

We need to encourage young children to embrace and celebrate diversity.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Pushing kids to learn fast may rob them of the joy that was once a part of the learning process.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Legislation before Congress would reduce the number of standardized tests students take. Here's why that's important.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2014, Source: The Huffington Post

Will a new federal rating system for preschools help the underserved -- or devolve into the same troublesome "Race to the Top" that dogs K-12 education?