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The Answer Sheet: December, 2013

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/31/2013

Nine educated education predictions for 2014!

Technology, teachers, Jerry Brown, etc.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Predictions

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 12/31/2013

‘I would love to teach but ’

‘Education cannot be objectively measured... Our problems began when we came to that realization and instead of embracing it, decided to force it into a quantifiable box that is much too small and too much the wrong shape.’

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:45 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teachers

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Ed Dept. pours $43 million into reform program with questionable results

Seven states given more federal funds by the Education Department.

By Valerie Strauss  |  08:59 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  SIG

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 12/30/2013

‘Five things I did not expect from my Teach For America experience’

A recruit with high hopes is deflated. Here’s why.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teach for America

Posted at 12:32 AM ET, 12/30/2013

NYC schools chancellor to be named

Carmen Farina is expected to get the job.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:32 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NYC Schools

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/29/2013

What school reformers can learn from Pope Francis

A veteran teacher finds some reform inspiration in the pope’s words.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pope Francis

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/29/2013

Jon Stewart’s greatest education hits ’13

You will laugh. And possibly cry.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jon Stewart

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 12/28/2013

The test question that’s haunted Gov. Jerry Brown for 50 years

The governor opposes the country’s standardized-testing obsession.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:43 AM ET, 12/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Reform

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/27/2013

Four tough questions about charter schools

Are they helping or hurting?

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charter Schools

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/27/2013

The invisibility of teachers

The effects of reform on the teaching profession.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Reform

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 12/27/2013

How hard is teaching?

Very hard. Here’s why.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teaching

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 12/26/2013

A sweet video: Young man with Down syndrome opens college acceptance letter

He’s going to a non-degree program at Clemson.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:39 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Admissions

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/26/2013

Islamic cleric linked to U.S. charter schools involved in Turkey’s political drama

The preacher lives in seclusion in Pennsylvania.

By Valerie Strauss  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gulen schools

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 12/26/2013

11 telling stories about 2013 school reform

They also tell us what’s ahead in 2014.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Reform

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

Why a teacher wrote ‘All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)’

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

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 12/25/2013

A farewell to ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’ author

A tribute to Ned Vizzini, who took his own life at the age of 32.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 12/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tribute

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

The 13 most important charts of 2013

It’s time to stop blaming the schools for economic problems.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:24 PM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Public schools

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 12/24/2013

‘Jingle Bells’ -- written for Thanksgiving?

The Christmas-time classic wasn’t written for Christmas.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:02 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 12/24/2013

‘All I want for Christmas is a teacher’

For students who have lost teachers in the recession, the wish is real.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teachers

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Errors found in D.C. teacher evaluations (2nd update)

One teacher was fired as a result.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:20 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teacher Evaluation

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Dozens of universities reject academic boycott of Israel (update)

There is growing backlash to boycott announced by the American Studies Association.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:59 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Academic Boycott

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 12/23/2013

‘How the Dirth Stole Learning’ — in 14 amusing comics

‘These dull bubble sheets here will be my first coup! And these test-taking pencils will be number two!’

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:19 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Reform

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 12/22/2013

North Carolina scholars protest move against activist professor

Conservative group seeks personal correspondence from professor, a former president of William & Mary College.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:42 PM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/22/2013

Where education technology will -- and won’t -- take us by 2024

Not as far as enthusiasts might think, one expert says.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 12/21/2013

Gov. Chris Christie’s strange definition of ‘equality’

Christie’s moves on tuition equality for illegal immigrants are revealing.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:50 PM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tuition Equality

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/21/2013

The phone call that ended a teacher’s romance with reformers

She was shocked at what she heard.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Reform

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 12/20/2013

‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson is a former teacher with a master’s degree

He even ‘kinda liked Shakespeare.’

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:52 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ducks

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Colorado university terminates popular prostitution lecture

The University of Colorado at Boulder faces a backlash over the episode.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:08 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Academic Freedom

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Evaluating the evaluations of teacher education programs

The dean of an education school raises new questions.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teachers

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Five basic -- but misinterpreted -- keys to creating a cool classroom culture

A teacher explains.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Classroom Culture

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Why grade inflation (even at Harvard) is a big problem

Three out of five undergraduates now believe their inflated grades understate their true academic ability

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Grade Inflation

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Pittsburgh school board drops $750,000 Teach For America contract

The vote came just a few weeks after the contract was approved.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:43 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teach for America

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Maryland takes on new Common Core role as ‘favor’ to Obama, Gov. O’Malley says

At Arne Duncan’s request, Maryland is taking over from Florida a job involving the creation of new Common Core tests.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 12/18/2013

What does rise in D.C. test scores really mean? Not much.

The increase in scores sounds impressive, but there are big questions about why they happened.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:07 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Test Scores

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Arapahoe High student: ‘How does one go back to school now?’ (update)

The student was in psychology class when the shooter came into the school.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:35 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arapahoe

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Coalition to Duncan: Stop backtracking on teacher equity

Nearly 100 groups express serious concerns to education secretary.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:46 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teachers

Posted at 10:56 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Texts of exchange between Catholic educators in war of words over $1 million Koch gift to university

Scholars say the Koch brothers advocate policies that counter those of U.S. bishops. Catholic University blasts the letter.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:56 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Higher Education

Posted at 09:29 PM ET, 12/16/2013

School named after KKK grand wizard to be renamed -- finally

The school has had the name since 1959.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:29 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Names

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 12/16/2013

U.S. academic group votes to boycott Israeli universities

The American Studies Association membership voted for the boycott.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:59 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boycotts

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Study: Test-score gains don’t mean cognitive gains

The results should give pause to those who have pushed test-based reform.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tests

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013

What’s right -- and very wrong -- with the teacher education debate

From Mike Rose, the second part of why educating the educators is complex.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teacher education

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 12/15/2013

How much teachers get paid -- state by state

Map shows data for 2013 that represent the estimated average annual salary of teachers in public elementary and secondary schools.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:31 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Salaries, Teachers

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Did Shanghai cheat on PISA?

A researcher questions whether the population of students Shanghai tested.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:13 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PISA

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/14/2013

Why it’s (long past) time for social and emotional learning

Sacramento’s superintendent explains.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Learning

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 12/14/2013

The person de Blasio is likely to tap to run NYC schools

Appointment expected next week.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:46 AM ET, 12/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York City Schools

Posted at 11:49 PM ET, 12/13/2013

MoCo Supt. Starr calls for online civility after being targeted by obscene tweets

Starr calls for community-wide conversation on cyberbullying and cybersafety.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:49 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joshua Starr

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Education Dept. to recognize same-sex marriages for federal financial aid purposes

Department issues new guidance.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:03 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Financial Aid

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Washington state judge draws key distinction between charter, traditional public schools

The judge in Washington state allows charters to open but restricts state funding to them.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:10 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charter Schools

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Mike Huckabee walks back his support for Common Core

Once he was a vocal support. Now he is a vocal critic.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:20 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core, Core 'Is Dead'

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/13/2013

How U.S. schools misteach history of racial segregation

Nelson Mandela insisted that reconciliation in South Africa be underpinned by the truth about the country’s past. The U.S. does a worse job teaching its racial history.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Let them eat grit

When we say students need more grit, we are telling disadvantaged children they need to try harder. Four reasons why that’s wrong.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Grit

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Guns, schools and the most important unplanned lesson for teachers

American University was on lockdown Wednesday night because a man with a gun was spotted on campus. Here are the lessons learned.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Violence

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Are MOOCs already over?

A new study on users raises big questions about effectiveness.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:08 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MOOCs

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Secret policymaking on school reform is on the rise

In New York, Louisiana, Missouri and in just about every other state.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Policy

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 12/12/2013

College Board’s effort to have ‘fun’ by sending cow stickers to schools falls flat

The stickers were meant to poke fun at a PSAT question.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Board

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 12/11/2013

StudentsFirst gives NY ed commissioner a friendly audience for Common Core forum

John King gets a rare friendly audience on his “listening tour” to talk about the Common Core.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:50 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York schools

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 12/11/2013

The 10 school districts with the most charter school students

See which districts have the biggest “market share” of students.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charter Schools

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/10/2013

A critique of Common Core math standards

A mathematician explains why he opposes the Common Core math standards.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 12/10/2013

The link between early childhood education and PISA scores

Nations and school systems that did well on PISA are concentrating on early childhood education.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:15 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Early Childhood Education

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Millions in private money poured into Common Core promotion

Untangling a web of philanthropic money going to the Core.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Education activists protest, rally in scores of cities (despite the weather)

The ‘National Day of Action’ .’

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:24 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  educaton, School Reform, Standardized Test, teachers union

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Who de Blasio really wanted as NYC schools chancellor

He’s been talking to and about a number of people but this was his first choice.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NYC Schools

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/08/2013

D.C. Mayor Gray needs a history lesson on apartheid

He actually drew parallels between South African apartheid and D.C. political restrictions.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/08/2013

How to get effective teachers in the most needy schools

The Ed Department’s agenda has faltered on expanding access that poor and language-minority kids have to great teachers.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teacher Equity

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/08/2013

Education innovation: A case study in what not to do

Lessons learned from the botched rollout of iPads in Los Angeles schools.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovation

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 12/07/2013

Video: Maya Angelou’s moving tribute poem to Mandela

It’s called “His Day Is Done.“

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:31 PM ET, 12/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nelson Mandela

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 12/07/2013

Four reasons it would be shocking if Kaya Henderson becomes NYC schools chief

Henderson and de Blasio hold very different views on school reform.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:12 PM ET, 12/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NYC Schools

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/07/2013

Why the ‘good school’ vs ‘bad school’ debate is all wrong

A linguist explains we need to change the way we view the words ‘school’ and ‘schooling.’

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Reform

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/07/2013

The dangers of PISA envy

What we can’t learn from other countries.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PISA

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 12/06/2013

UC system president Napolitano ‘deeply skeptical’ about Education’s college rating system

Napolitano, Obama’s former Homeland Security secretary, said she hasn’t spoken to the Education Department about it yet but hopes to engage in a discussion.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:25 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Higher Education

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Education ‘Day of Action’ set Monday in 60-plus cities

Events are planned across the country to protest corporate-influenced school reform and present alternatives.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:28 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Day of Action

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013

The future of high school math education

How to make real progress in student achievement.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Math

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 12/05/2013

A quick message for school reformers

Reform has been top-down. Just ask a teacher.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:36 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Reform

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Why educating the educators is complex

Teaching is both craft and profession -- and more.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teacher education

Posted at 12:12 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Education Dept. spells out five charter school priorities

The Education Department’s Federal Register notice is revealing.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:12 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charters

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 12/04/2013

School district to pay students up to $300 for ACT scores

Benchmarks scores will be set, and for each part of the test that the students hit the benchmark, $50 will be paid.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:10 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ACT

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/04/2013

New SAT delayed to 2016

It’s taking longer to rewrite than originally predicted.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  SAT

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Four lessons on new PISA scores -- Ravitch

Her take on the international test results.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:45 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PISA

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 12/03/2013

A PISA contradiction

Is PISA a ‘powerful tool’? It depends on whom you ask.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:24 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PISA

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/03/2013

The only international test score info you need to know

The new PISA results are in.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Tests

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Key PISA test results for U.S. students

By the numbers.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:15 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PISA

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Are Finland’s vaunted schools slipping?

How should it respond?

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:05 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Rankings

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Catholics split over Common Core standards

A grant to a Catholic education organization for Common Core implementation has sparked criticism from other Catholics.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:58 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core, onfaith

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Why is a country the size of New Mexico beating the U.S. in academic performance?

Here’s why.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Tests

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Obama administration backtracks (again) on teacher equity

Administration goes backwards on ensuring all children have equal access to good teachers.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teachers

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 12/01/2013

How public opinion about new PISA test scores is being manipulated

The scores will be released on Tuesday.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:31 PM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PISA

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 12/01/2013

Rosa Parks’s official arrest report: She refused to give bus seat to white man 58 years ago today

See the document.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:20 AM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 12/01/2013

Amazing product placement: ‘American Girl’ backpack comes with mini Pearson math book

And it is from a line of textbooks now aligned to the Common Core!

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:17 AM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pearson

 

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