The Answer Sheet: What They Can And Can't Do


Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Problems that schools are expected to solve

Teen pregnancy, national security, etc...

By Valerie Strauss  |  07:31 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Of Course They Can't, Schools

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 08/30/2013

How much ‘value’ can teachers really add to student achievement?

The problem with teacher evaluation systems that ignore the reality of classrooms.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:42 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teachers, Value Added Methods, What They Can And Can't Do

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 03/08/2013

French mother sends son named Jihad to school in T-shirt with the words 'I am a bomb'

A mother who named her son Jihad and sent him to school with a T-shirt that mentions bombs and Sept. 11 is on trial in France.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:31 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education News, You Can't Make Up This Stuff

Posted at 02:14 AM ET, 03/03/2013

Schools put on lockdown when 'Fresh Prince' song is misinterpreted

Schools in a Pennsylvania county were put on lockdown after a receptionist misunderstood the words of the theme song of the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" that a student had as his cell phone greeting.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:14 AM ET, 03/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Security, You Can't Be Too Careful