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Class Struggle: February, 2013

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

Admissions 101: Learning from your campus tour mistakes

Were you too pushy when you took your kid on college visits? This mom tells how she got better.

By Jay Mathews and Cynthia Cross  |  02:50 PM ET, 02/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:55 PM ET, 01/27/2013

Dartmouth’s unresearched swipes at AP

Dartmouth’s faculty drop students’ ability to get credit for AP, IB and AICE without looking at research.

By Jay Mathews  |  09:55 PM ET, 01/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Refusing to transfer a pupil away from abusive class

John Schwartz asked the school to transfer his fourth-grader from abusive teacher. Answer was no.

By Jay Mathews  |  02:57 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 01/20/2013

How University of Virgina cheats great students

A new Virginia law bans discrimination against IB students. U-Va. is ignoring it.

By Jay Mathews  |  05:03 AM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Private schools funded through student jobs

I wasn’t sure a private school could survive through student salaries. I was wrong.

By Jay Mathews  |  11:43 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 01/13/2013

Time for Michelle Rhee to probe test tampering

She is a tough-minded education leader. Here is a chance to prove that once more.

By Jay Mathews  |  03:19 PM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Unreleased D.C. report exposed by tampering charges

The D.C. schools just revealed a report on test security kept secret until now. Its importance is unclear.

By Jay Mathews  |  02:39 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 AM ET, 01/10/2013

D.C. principal slammed for reporting cheating

Adell Cothorne looked forward to leading a D.C. school. Then she noticed oddities in test scores.

By Jay Mathews  |  12:40 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 AM ET, 01/06/2013

Exceptional D.C. student educates me

The e-mail from a D.C. student was way too smart. “Who are you really?” I asked. I was in for a surprise.

By Jay Mathews  |  06:40 AM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Discarded integration method sees new life

Socioeconomic integration seemed unworkable, but scholar Rick Kahlenberg has led a revival.

By Jay Mathews  |  11:41 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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