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Class Struggle: April, 2013

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Surprise! D.C. admits school test tampering at Meridian Public Charter

For the first time, investigators say high erasure rates constitute cheating.

By Jay Mathews  |  04:54 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Admissions 101: why smart, poor students are dumb

Two economists prove that bad decisions by smart poor students can be prevented with good information.

By Jay Mathews  |  12:10 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 04/21/2013

Motivated student seeks challenge. School says no.

Jacqueline Berthold is an “A” student who wants to take a challenging course. Why does her school say no?

By Jay Mathews  |  03:31 PM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Nation’s best high school may be closed

My new list of America’s most challenging high schools is led by an Oakland campus in trouble.

By Jay Mathews  |  06:17 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Hidden power of teacher awards

Teacher prizes like the Agnes Meyer awards seem like nice gestures, but there may be more to them than that.

By Jay Mathews  |  12:46 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 03/31/2013

While fixing Prince George’s schools, don’t mess with successes

Prince George’s Rushern Baker should be careful on more school power.

By Jay Mathews  |  02:07 PM ET, 03/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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