Valerie Strauss

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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Students upload them (also illegally) to help others save money.

  • Sep 17, 2014

A former Core supporter writes about four questionable arguments that current Core supporters are making.

  • Sep 17, 2014

Take our annual quiz about the U.S. Constitution to celebrate Constitution Day, Sept. 17.

  • Sep 16, 2014

The poll also found that most Americans support providing children of undocumented immigrants a public education.

  • Sep 16, 2014

First in a series following one high school senior trying to get into college.

  • Sep 16, 2014

Children of color and the poor make up more than half the children in the United States. Yet few of the books recommended in the Common Core’s appendix reflect their lives.

  • Sep 16, 2014

State education commissioner agrees to suspend FAIR testing for K-2 students.

  • Sep 15, 2014

A respected education scholar says U.S. reformers are drawing the wrong lessons from the success of China’s schools.

  • Sep 15, 2014

School administrators made parents sign contracts.

  • Sep 15, 2014

Female students are poorly represented in science, technology, engineering, and math courses offered online, just as they are scarce in STEM classes in brick-and-mortar schools.

  • Sep 15, 2014
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About
Valerie's blog: The Answer Sheet

I’ve been covering education for at least as long as I went to school – from kindergarten through graduate school – and The Answer Sheet gives me the opportunity to keep learning (and get paid for it).

I research my own pieces that reflect the (often unfortunate) historic changes under way in the American public education system, and I publish the work of teachers, parents, researchers and others, some people with whom I disagree. I take a wide view of what constitutes an education topic: Anything that I happen to be interested in (and I try to mention the Beatles or Bruce Springsteen whenever it makes even the slightest bit of sense to include). I like to laugh, so sometimes, I run pieces that make me do that. Read The Answer Sheet and let me know what you think.
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