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Class Struggle: November, 2012

Posted at 01:29 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Do rich and poor parenting styles matter?

Research indicates middle class parents behave differently than low income parents, but who is right?

By Jay Mathews  |  01:29 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 PM ET, 11/24/2012

Homework torture for some gifted students

The mother explained homework overload hurt her kids’ learning process. But she was ignored.

By Jay Mathews  |  11:42 PM ET, 11/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/22/2012

Artsy side of AP captures different audience

Students are drawn to AP courses in the arts because they are passionate about the subject.

By Jay Mathews  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 11/20/2012

Why private school vouchers aren’t enough

The Post’s expose shows why national enthusiasm for this reform is misplaced.

By Jay Mathews  |  11:42 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 PM ET, 11/18/2012

Unlike DC, Baltimore takes test tampering seriously

Thousands of annual tests in DC and Baltimore show evidence of adults changing wrong answers to right. Why is only one of those districts trying to fire those responsible?

By Jay Mathews  |  09:09 PM ET, 11/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Even a bad AP score can be good

A new study shows that students who have struggled in Advanced Placement learn enough to do better in college.

By Jay Mathews  |  09:26 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 AM ET, 11/11/2012

Finding good schools in average neighborhooods

Education expert reveals the secrets of his search for a school for his kids

By Jay Mathews  |  01:49 AM ET, 11/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Moving the best teachers to the worst schools

Why this is so necessary in D.C., according to new report

By Jay Mathews  |  01:47 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Six non-college reasons not to blow off high school

Everybody tells you hard work in high school prepares you for college. But why sweat it if you are not going to college?

By Jay Mathews  |  02:40 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Centreville, Schools, Courts

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 11/04/2012

Seth’s case: Special-education battles with no end

Everyone wants Seth, born 9 years ago weighing 15 ounces, to have a good education, but the schools and his parents can’t agree how.

By Jay Mathews  |  01:09 PM ET, 11/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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