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Class Struggle: March, 2013

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 03/27/2013

North Carolina superintendent defends Teach For America

Is Teach For America finished? This veteran school administrator says he needs these young teachers.

By Jay Mathews and Ray V. Spain  |  02:54 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 03/24/2013

Why my grandson, 4, won’t be taking a gifted ed test

New York City four-year-olds are studying for gifted tests. Ben Mathews will skip that.

By Jay Mathews  |  04:18 PM ET, 03/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/20/2013

AP good for high school, bad for college?

Two professors explain to me why they think AP is great for high schools but is hurting their colleges.

By Jay Mathews  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 03/17/2013

Ability grouping is back despite scholarly qualms

When I was in school, reading groups were the norm. Then they faded. Now they have returned in a big way.

By Jay Mathews  |  04:35 PM ET, 03/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 03/10/2013

Arguing about school reforms that go nowhere

We debate furiously new reforms in schools, but a new book suggests they change little.

By Jay Mathews  |  04:09 PM ET, 03/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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