The Answer Sheet: Like It or Not


Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Why is math so hard for so many?

If you are someone who has long struggled with math, read on to find out why that might be the case.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:17 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  'A Cultural Contrivance', Innumeracy Like Dyslexia?, Math, Math Education

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Teacher may lose job over students with mouths taped shut

Some of you may remember when Michelle Rhee addressed a group of new teachers back in 2010 and disclosed that when she was a second-grade teacher at Baltimore's Harlem Park Elementary, her class-management skills were so bad that she taped the mouths of her students. The incident didn't have any effect on Rhee's career as an education reformer, but a teacher in Ohio isn't going to be so lucky.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:53 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Discipline, Teachers, Who Does That Sound Like?

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Have teachers changed their minds about reform?

Where do teachers stand on the current wave of school reform? Education writer Jay Mathews says teachers are now leaning in favor of reform. Researcher Matthew Di Carlo takes a look at that claim.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Like It or Not?, School Reform, Teachers

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/03/2010

The decade’s best education books?

The magazine Education Next's poll of best education books of the past decade is showing some ironic results.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Daniel Willingham, Daniel Willingham, Daniel Willingham | Tags:  best education books, best education books of the decade, daniel willingham, diane ravitch, ed next's poll of books, education next, education next's poll, linda darling-hammong, poll of education books, the death and life of the great american school system, why don't students like school?

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/07/2010

Learning math with Sherlock Holmes

Teacher Sharon Jacoby’s students are having so much fun learning math in summer school that it makes you wonder why teachers can’t do this from September through June.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Math, Math | Tags:  interesting courses, learning math, math and sherlock holmes, summer school, summer school classes, thinking like sherlock holmes