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‘Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress…’

Mark Twain and others on Congress.

Q & A: School superintendents speak out on key issues

Have Washington area school systems been hurt by federal budget cuts? Are students being bombarded with too many standardized tests? How are schools handling the implementation of the Common Core State Standards? I asked superintendents around the Washington region to answer these and other questions about key education issues as the 2013-14 school year gears […]

Who Bill Gates is giving money to now in education

Here are some of the big grants the Gates Foundation gave in the field of education this month.

Where U.S. stands in education internationally — new report

The United States is behind in early childhood education but spends more on education than other countries.

Five hysterical commencement speeches

A frog gave one of them.

Top 10 skills children learn from the arts

You don't find school reformers talking much about how we need to train more teachers in the arts, given the current obsession with science, math, technology and engineering, but here's a list of skills that young people learn from studying the arts.

Top 10 words you should use more in 2013

Here is the fifth annual "Wayne State's Word Warriors" list of words it says "deserve to be used more often in conversation and prose."

The best and worst in education and labor: 2012

The biggest news for education and labor watchers in 2012 was, of course, the reelection of a president far more supportive of investing in students and worker rights than his opponent. But 2012 also saw important setbacks for public school advocates in Louisiana and Indiana and for workers and labor unions in Wisconsin and Michigan. Here's the best and worst in education and labor in 2012.

Sandy Hook Elementary principal’s recent tweets

Here are some of the recent tweets and retweets by Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School and a victim of the mass shooting there.