Sandra Bishop

Sandra Bishop

Sandra’s interest in child development began at age 2, when her younger brother was born, and was solidified during endless hours of babysitting her three younger siblings and numerous other children during her teen and young adult years. A PhD in child developmental psychology was nearly inevitable. Now a mom, Sandra finally appreciates the relationships among developmental theory, research and real life in exhausting detail. As research lead for How is My Kid Doing, Sandra looks at educational research and helps us understand what it means for parents and their children.

To all those ‘My-kid-is-more-than-a-test-score’ parents, time to step up and improve schools

There’s no place like home, right? When Dorothy clicked her heels three times, she was immediately transported to familiar ground—her home in Kansas. For many of us, the same sentiment applies to how we make decisions about our schools. Decision-making at the state and local level—home—is important, and many parents and educators have advocated tirelessly for this. With the passage… Read more →

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