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Class Struggle: November, 2012

Posted at 02:08 AM ET, 11/01/2012

Why not a Jefferson High for poor kids?

Is the academic load at our nation’s most selective school too much for low-income children? A school in California says no.

By Jay Mathews  |  02:08 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 PM ET, 10/27/2012

Admissions 101: Obama-Romney guide to great college essays

Did you miss the subtle lesson in winning your college’s heart during the presidential campaign?

By Jay Mathews  |  11:18 PM ET, 10/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Beer, All We Can Eat

Posted at 09:39 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Readers’ cures for bad teaching of writing

Readers say they have tried one-on-one editing as a way to help students write well, and it works.

By Jay Mathews  |  09:39 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 10/21/2012

A sad attack on Advanced Placement

Here is a lesson in how to demean, without any evidence, the most beneficial challenges offered by high schools

By Jay Mathews  |  05:00 AM ET, 10/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Non-fiction vs. fiction smackdown

New national standards insist on more non-fiction. Some English teachers don’t like it. Expect blows.

By Jay Mathews  |  08:16 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 10/14/2012

Reforming a nation of bad note-takers

Like most people, I have never learned to take proper lecture notes. But a thriving college preparation program is finding good note-taking to be a key to learning.

By Jay Mathews  |  01:23 PM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Schools will change despite election

The two major political parties generally agree on education reform, but they are not going to get what they want.

By Jay Mathews  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Admissions 101: When president dumps your school

This will be the first transfer student presidential election. Should rejected colleges celebrate?

By Jay Mathews  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 10/07/2012

Hidden rival to charter schools

We write and talk a lot about charter schools, but what about another educational option just as big but rarely discussed?

By Jay Mathews  |  12:06 AM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Why teacher training fails our teachers

Teachers are rarely given time and opportunity to practice what they have learned.

By Jay Mathews  |  01:23 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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