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The Answer Sheet: November, 2013

Posted at 09:53 PM ET, 11/30/2013

The 21 books Obama bought on D.C. shopping trip

“Wild: From Lost to Found On the Pacific Crest Trail,” “The Kite Runner” and 19 more.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:53 PM ET, 11/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/30/2013

Teacher slams scripted Common Core lessons that must be taught ‘word for word’

‘It doesn’t matter how my students learn best.’

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/30/2013

How thinking like an engineer can help school reform

Attacking education’s three biggest problems through engineering design thinking.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Reform

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 11/29/2013

Best and worst education news of 2013

Common Core, standardized tests, etc.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Reform

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 11/28/2013

Are turkeys really the dumbest animals?

How many times have you heard that?

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:47 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Animals

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Gates Foundation pours millions into Common Core in 2013

The list of recipients is long and wide.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Gates, Common Core

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 11/27/2013

‘No one really cares, do they?’

A new report explains why the law won’t be rewritten anytime soon.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:27 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  No Child Left Behind

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Thanksgiving created by ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’ author -- not the Pilgrims

Really.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:45 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013

And now Common Core tutors

It was inevitable.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Steubenville school superintendent indicted for obstruction in teen rape case

“How do you hold kids accountable if you don’t hold the adults accountable?“

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:24 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crime

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Common Core resistance growing in Maryland

Tension is rising between Core supporters and critics.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:54 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Unusual college essay questions for 2013-14

‘What does #YOLO mean to you?’ and more.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:49 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Admissions

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Brace yourself: Pearson has a ‘new global education strategy’

A skeptical cognitive scientist explains.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pearson

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 11/24/2013

More states delay Common Core testing as concerns grow

The pushback is getting stronger in Maryland, Massachusetts, Louisiana and other states.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:12 PM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core Standards

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/24/2013

Following Common Core money: Where are millions of dollars going?

Why are millions of dollars being spent on scripted Common Core curricula?

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/23/2013

What Virginians don’t know about new A-F school grading system

But they need to know it.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Reform

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/23/2013

Beyond tests: How to foster imagination in students

Why minimum-competency tests should be replaced with maximum-performance tasks.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Reform

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/23/2013

Why the Obama administration should drop its plan to rate colleges

A college president explains the unintended consequences of President Obama’s plans to rate colleges and universities.

By Valerie Strauss  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Higher Education, The 'Twist'

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 11/23/2013

In Philadelphia schools, is the ‘right to know’ the new ‘pay for play’?

Parents try to get school district to release basic information on criteria for closing schools.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Philadelphia

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 11/22/2013

International test scores: Getting the data straight

Here is the third post in a debate about the relative importance of international test scores as measures of the quality of U.S. public education.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:29 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Test Scores

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013

JFK quiz: How much do you know?

Test yourself.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  JFK

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 11/21/2013

University president: Can anyone differ with Arne Duncan ‘without being dismissed as silly’?

Trinity Washington University President Patricia McGuire slams the Education Department.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:24 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arne Duncan

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Angry principal tweets: ‘Strap up, there will be head injuries’

Why does the school board tolerate this kind of language from a public employee?

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:22 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Leadership

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013

N.Y. school principals write letter of concern about Common Core tests

About 340 principals and nearly 3,000 teachers and parents have signed in just a few weeks.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Testing

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 11/20/2013

UDC drops physics, history but keeps money-losing sports program. Really.

The school’s trustees make an odd decision.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:01 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Higher Education

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 11/20/2013

JFK’s Harvard application (with essay) and other school records

Was he a great student? How good was his essay? Here are the documents.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:20 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  JFK

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Surprising new research on school funding

What Philadelphia schools does despite being severely underfunded.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School funding

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013

If math gives you anxiety, watch this

A pep talk from an amusing math major.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Math

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013

A debate: What do international test scores tell us?

What’s the link between education and the economy?

By Valerie Strauss  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Test Scores

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Nine ways to improve schools in the nation’s largest district

It’s the work of students, parents, teachers, principals and education researchers.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Reform

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Why 2013 ‘word of the year’ is ‘selfie’ and not ‘twerk’

Everything you never knew you wanted to know about “selfie” and other new words.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:12 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Words

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Common Core’s odd approach to teaching Gettysburg Address

It is supposed to be taught without historical context.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:32 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 11/19/2013

‘White suburban mom’ responds to Arne Duncan

She invites him to visit the suburbs.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arne Duncan

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 11/19/2013

A Gettysburg Address quiz: Test yourself

How much do you know?

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:00 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Arne Duncan blames ‘clumsy phrasing’ for ‘white suburban moms’ remarks

The controversy prompted the education secretary to respond.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:16 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Who are the ‘enemies’ of Common Core?

Parsing Arne Duncan’s and John King’s Common Core statements.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:24 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Reject Common Core tests in grades K-2: Weingarten, Carlsson-Paige

“What is being required of young children is unreasonable, inappropriate and developmentally unsound.“

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 11/16/2013

Arne Duncan: ‘White suburban moms’ upset that Common Core shows their kids aren’t ‘brilliant’

“Their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were,” he said, referring to lowered scores on tests aligned to the Common Core Standards.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:11 PM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arne Duncan

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 11/16/2013

Report slams D.C.’s federally funded school voucher program

Here are some details and excerpts from the GAO report.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:51 AM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vouchers

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Actually, the high school coach didn’t bully the band he kicked off the field

Every mean or inconsiderate act isn’t bullying.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:03 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullying

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013

The battle over Christmas music in school begins (again)

‘School officials need to get it right.’

By Valerie Strauss  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Religion and Schools

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013

A school counselor’s request to Michelle Obama

A counselor writes to the first lady about her new role encouraging students to go to college.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Higher Education, We Need Help

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 11/14/2013

The fetishization of international test scores

How we make something seem important even when it isn’t.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:09 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Test Scores

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Getting kids to read: The 5 key habits of lifelong readers

The Book Whisperer describes how to help kids.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:25 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Reading

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 11/14/2013

A new college theology course on Bruce Springsteen

It’s how he is being studied that is interesting.

By Valerie Strauss  |  08:48 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Curriculum

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 11/14/2013

What is developmentally appropriate in learning?

Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham explains why he doesn’t think developmental psychology is a good guide to what children should learn;

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Learning

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 11/14/2013

What Michelle Obama told high school students

She has taken on a new policy role to urge students to attend college.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:00 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Why a school district changed its name

It’s a reminder that public schools are owned by the public.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:37 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Reform

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/13/2013

‘On the Definition of Hope’: a student poem

High school junior recites her poem at Superintendent Joshua Starr’s 2013 State of the Schools address.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Poetry

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Four things on which nearly all teachers agree

Beyond the Common Core State Standards.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teachers

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Playing the ‘Who Has It Worse?’ game

I have more work. No, I do.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Habits of Great Students

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 11/12/2013

All that bad information about the new NAEP scores

They don’t mean what people said they mean.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:36 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NAEP

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Maryland teacher petitions to cancel state standardized test

Why it makes sense.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:09 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Standardized Tests

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 11/11/2013

Fraternity pledge loses testicle in hazing stunt

Why do colleges and universities allow fraternities and sororities to haze their pledges?

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Life

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 11/11/2013

John Lennon’s ‘bad boy’ behavior: School detention records up for sale

He was bad and bored.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:40 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Beatles

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Record number of foreigners study in U.S. while more American students go overseas

Where are they coming from? And where are U.S. students going? Here’s where.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:13 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Students

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 11/11/2013

America’s veterans: Who they are

A demographic breakdown

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:56 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Why Veterans Day is on Nov. 11

It goes back to 1918.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:28 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History

Posted at 04:45 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Why colleges shouldn’t check online life of applicants

More admissions officers are looking online. A counselor explains why he thinks it isn’t fair.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:45 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Admissions

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 11/10/2013

’12 Years a Slave’: Why high school students should see this R-rated film

It’s important.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:10 PM ET, 11/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Films

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 11/10/2013

Schools letting kids with hair lice stay in class

Kids no longer being sent home.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:22 AM ET, 11/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 11/10/2013

Tolstoy endures -- but here’s why the liberal arts might not

The trend is for fewer students to study them.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:02 AM ET, 11/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Liberal Arts

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 11/09/2013

Teacher to Gov. Christie: Enough already

A teacher in Northern Virginia tells the New Jersey governor that his view of public education is simple-minded.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:32 PM ET, 11/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 11/09/2013

Why young kids are struggling with Common Core math

There are more problems with the Common Core than implementation issues.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:17 AM ET, 11/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 11/09/2013

School reformer Vallas to run for Illinois lieutenant governor

Paul Vallas is leaving Bridgeport, Conn., schools for good.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:54 AM ET, 11/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Paul Vallas

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Starr, Alonso: Candidates for NYC schools chancellor?

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York City Schools

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Where 4th graders are forced to take 33 standardized tests a year

It’s Pittsburgh, where K-12 students take more than 270 mandated standardized tests.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:37 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Standardized Testing

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Common Core implementation called ‘worse’ than Healthcare.gov launch

It was rushed.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:02 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core

Posted at 04:01 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Teacher: What I can’t do for students

A teacher says students have to want to learn.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:01 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teaching

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Christian college’s student leader ‘comes out’ as atheist

The admissions starts an online conversation in which he is both praised and attacked.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:23 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christian College

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 11/07/2013

The biggest weakness of the Common Core Standards

It’s about how kids learn, and it had been the problem with modern schooling.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:02 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core

Posted at 09:44 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Teachers union leader urges Chris Christie to apologize to teacher he yelled at

The governor yelled at her during a campaign stop when she asked him a question.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:44 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 11/06/2013

D.C. teacher spins basketball on pen while grading papers -- video

How does he do it?

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:43 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Videos

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 11/06/2013

What DeBlasio’s win in New York City means for school reform

Things could be very, very different from what the city has known under Mayor Bloomberg.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:25 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York reform

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 11/06/2013

120 business leaders urge Congress to increase pre-K funding

They say it’s the best investment America can make.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:50 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Early Childhood Education

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 11/06/2013

If a 6’5, 312-pound Miami Dolphin can be bullied

Miami Dolphin Jonathan Martin does a favor for school kids everywhere.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:16 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullying

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013

If Sen. Rand Paul were in school, he’d probably be expelled

The senator is now accused of multiple incidents of plagiarism.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Plagiarism

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013

What Arne Duncan said in Haiti

Arne Duncan went to the most impoverished nation in the Western Hemisphere and told education officials to focus on data collection.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 11/05/2013

The school data problem: what we have vs. what we need

Researchers try to find data to assemble a robust picture of school quality. They can’t. What this means about school reform.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:01 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Reform

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 11/05/2013

School forbids kindergarteners from touching at recess

What are these people thinking?

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:19 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discipline

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Are private schools better than public schools? New book says ‘no’

The authors look at huge databases about math performance.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:01 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Private Schools

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 11/04/2013

A warning to Virginia’s next governor

A rebellion is growing against test-based school reform.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:09 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia Education

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Why is Arne Duncan visiting Haiti?

The education secretary is taking eight department aides with him.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:15 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arne Duncan

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Stanford’s strange kissing tradition and 5 other unusual college customs

Stanford’s event involves a full moon and people who don’t know each other.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:23 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Traditions

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Viral video: dad reacts to report card

It’s not an ordinary reaction.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:02 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Video

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/03/2013

Gov. Chris Christie yells at a teacher (again)

The incident occurred at a campaign rally a few days before the gubernatorial election in New Jersey.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 11/02/2013

Catholic scholars blast Common Core in letter to U.S. bishops

They urge the bishops not to adopt the standards -- or to abandon them in dioceses that have already adopted them.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:42 AM ET, 11/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 11/02/2013

The ‘congenital optimist’

‘We live in an era of nearly constant ideological challenge by those who seek to inflame our doubts about whether we are going to ever regain that wonderful No. 1-in-the-world status that we actually never had.’

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:01 AM ET, 11/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education Research

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 11/01/2013

The earnest parent and the counselor: A conversation

Yes, this stuff really happens.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:18 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Open Houses

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Common Core: How are books judged?

Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises” vs Meyers’ Twilight series finale, “Breaking Dawn“: see how they are rated.

By Valerie Strauss  |  07:02 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 11/01/2013

The ‘early language gap’ is about more than words

Poor children often enter school knowing fewer words than most affluent peers.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:01 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Early Learning

 

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