Magazine: 2008 Education Review: Issues in Teaching and Learning

Second Act

BY ROBIN ROSE PARKER

Can a new principal and a bevy of theater pros help the Duke Ellington School of the Arts revive its reputation?

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Commando Performance

BY LAURA WEXLER

To some, it's a game. To others, it's scarily close to reality, especially after the Virginia Tech killings.

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A Natural Fit

BY CHRISTINA IANZITO

A stellar work ethic helps veterans succeed in a program that trains them to enter the construction trades.

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The Wrong Yardstick

BY JAY MATHEWS

The government might not be satisfied with Barcroft Elementary School, but parents are.

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Editor's Note
Magazine Editor Tom Shroder with a look behind this issue.

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Groups

Admissions 101: In this interactive group, Post education writer Jay Mathews and readers trade tips on winning at the college admissions roulette table.

Special Reports

Fixing D.C.'s Schools: Explore The Washington Post's investigative series on why problems at District schools have been so difficult to solve, with multimedia, interactive tools, commentary and more.

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