Jay Mathews

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


COLUMN | Research shows student acceleration works, yet educators in the United States resist it.

  • Jun 21, 2015

Rafe Esquith has been barred from teaching as part of an investigation that began with him telling a joke.

  • Jun 19, 2015

New tests will set record for human scorers, many of them inexperienced. I hope they don’t hurt reforms.

  • Jun 14, 2015

Arlington dad thinks his boys aren’t getting much at the end of the year, but maybe parents should let it go.

  • Jun 7, 2015

Teacher Caleb Rossiter has an interesting plan, but puts too much faith in remediation.

  • May 31, 2015

Math teacher Caleb Rossiter suggests his D.C. students would have been better studying.

  • May 24, 2015

Tuition isn’t all that community college students need to make their experience a successful one.

  • May 21, 2015

In a new book, math teacher Caleb Rossiter finds a system devoted to grade inflation.

  • May 17, 2015

AVID has developed a uniquely deep tutoring system, but it has taken me far too long to figure that out.

  • May 8, 2015

COLUMN: The best way to fix inequality might just be with the nation’s vast network of community colleges. But we also have to fix them, too.

  • May 6, 2015
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Jay Mathews is an education columnist and blogger for the Washington Post, his employer for 40 years. He is the author of seven books, including three about high schools and his most recent, a New York Times bestseller, about the birth and growth of the KIPP charter school network. He created the annual Challenge Index rankings of high schools (formerly in newsweek.com, now at washingtonpost.com). He has won several awards for education writing and was given the Upton Sinclair award as “a beacon of light in the realm of education.” He has won the Eugene Meyer Award for distinguished service to The Washington Post.
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