The education system can change top-down, or bottom-up. Author Suzanne DeMallie wrote “Can You Hear Me Now?” – a book about how parents and teachers might change our schools from the bottom-up. She draws on her own experiences in Baltimore County Public Schools as an elementary math teacher from 2011 to 2019, a parent of children in BCPS, and an advocate for sound enhancement technology in classrooms across the country. She also talks about how COVID has affected her opinions on testing, 1-to-1 device policies for elementary schools, and more.
Related to this episode:
• Suzanne DeMallie: https://suzannedemallie.com/
• Can You Hear Me Now?: https://suzannedemallie.com/book
• Improving Classroom Acoustics (ICA): A Three-Year FM Sound Field Classroom Amplification Study: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED463640
• Common Core: http://www.corestandards.org/
• PARCC: https://osse.dc.gov/parcc
• UT-Austin won't require SAT or ACT scores for 2022 applications due to COVID-19: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/02/25/ut-austin-texas-sat-act-application/
• STAAR: https://tea.texas.gov/student-assessment/testing/staar/staar-released-test-questions
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