Danika Tyminski: Small School, Big Heart

Danika Tyminski: Small School, Big Heart


Last spring, 82 students at the Swift River School in Western Massachusetts were scheduled to take the PARCC test. Seventy of them opted out. What was behind the successful opt-out effort? Nothing less than the love and support of the community, says Danika Tyminski, who teaches sixth grade at the school.


Recorded at MTA ED Talks: Big Ideas About Education on August 1, 2016, in Amherst, MA. Views expressed in this video are those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Massachusetts Teachers Association.