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Class Struggle: June, 2013

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 06/30/2013

Alexandria teacher fired despite no negative evaluations

John Nolan had gotten no negative evaluations during his two years, yet his principal suddenly fired him.

By Jay Mathews  |  05:26 PM ET, 06/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Why test failures can lead to success

Big failure rates on Montgomery County math tests have been denounced. I think otherwise.

By Jay Mathews  |  12:10 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 06/21/2013

Is AP better than freshman college courses?

UNC student thinks his freshman courses weren’t as good as AP. What do you think?

By Jay Mathews  |  11:56 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 06/16/2013

School ignores advice from learning disability experts

Leading national experts on learning disabilities assessed the Brockman twins. Their school didn’t care.

By Jay Mathews  |  12:29 PM ET, 06/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Experts’ wrong way to pick best principals

Two national experts say we can use key proficiencies to identify great leaders. Sorry, try again.

By Jay Mathews  |  03:19 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 AM ET, 06/09/2013

How to survive our education battles

I am against reforms like the parent trigger, but maybe it’s better we wait and see what happens with them.

By Jay Mathews  |  02:00 AM ET, 06/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 AM ET, 06/03/2013

How a special-education student found success

Seven years ago he dropped out of high school. Now he is a master auto technician. What happened?

By Jay Mathews  |  02:55 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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