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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/16/2011

What the evidence on charter schools really shows

Matt Di Carlo looks at the research about the effectiveness of public charter schools and tells us what it really says: that test-based performance of both charter and regular public school varies widely and when there are differences in relative effects, they tend to be modest at best.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Answer Sheet, Matthew Di Carlo

Posted at 03:00 AM ET, 10/07/2011

What should — and shouldn’t — be in Senate No Child Left Behind bill

Legislation to rewrite No Child Left Behind is expected to be introduced in the Senate on Tuesday.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:00 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Answer Sheet

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Do ‘top’ college graduates really make better teachers?

There is a big push in education to draw top college graduates into the teaching profession under the assumption they would make better teachers. But the evidence isn’t really there to support that notion.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:30 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Answer Sheet, Matthew Di Carlo

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Could D.C. special ed bus program be more incompetent?

For more than a decade D.C. officials have been trying to get right a system that transports several thousand special education students to their schools, and then home again. Why is this a mission impossible?

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:47 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Schools, The Answer Sheet, D.C. Schools

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 08/13/2011

Virginia and the NCLB mess Congress left behind

Virginia’s 2011 scores on the Standards of Learning have left more than 60 percent of public schools labeled as failing under No Child Left Behind.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:22 AM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Answer Sheet, No Child Left Behind

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Back to School important phone numbers and dates for D.C., Va. and Md.

While you prepare for your child to start a new school year, be sure to familiarize yourself with these important dates and phone numbers.

By Staff Reports  |  04:20 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Answer Sheet