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Class Struggle: December, 2012

Posted at 01:16 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Why I became an education writer

I thought I was stealing an L.A. Times story, but it stole me.

By Jay Mathews  |  01:16 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Expert suggests putting all black students in IB

School expert Joseph Hawkins thinks high schools should be more challenging, and wants to force that.

By Jay Mathews  |  11:55 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 12/16/2012

Test of algebra relevance as scores fall

State math scores plunged in Virginia this year. One teacher worries that new standards help only college-bound students.

By Jay Mathews  |  06:10 PM ET, 12/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Thoughtful bribes for AP students

The National Math and Science Initiative spends millions on cash for good AP scores. Is that smart?

By Jay Mathews  |  02:34 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 AM ET, 12/09/2012

Prince George’s battle with algebra doubts

Prince George’s County made great strides getting more kids into algebra, and how they are doing even better

By Jay Mathews  |  02:45 AM ET, 12/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Teachers leaning in favor of reforms

Some people say teachers are standing in the way of strengthening their profession. Look again.

By Jay Mathews  |  01:33 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Is big disruption good for urban school districts?

A new book by veteran charter advocate Andy Smarick says districts like D.C. need radical change

By Jay Mathews  |  09:06 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 PM ET, 12/01/2012

Heroes in war against dummy math

Vinetta Jones and Sol H. Pelavin showed algebra was better than remedial arithmetic.

By Jay Mathews  |  10:06 PM ET, 12/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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