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Posted at 02:44 AM ET, 10/05/2011

‘Moneyball’ and making schools better

How a romance with statistics can mean trouble.

By John Thompson  |  02:44 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Is teaching a natural talent?

Most Americans think it is, according to a new survey. That is an upsetting conclusion to one research psychologist.

By Jay Mathews  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/23/2011

We may have accountability wrong

Accountability is key to the way we are fixing schools. We measure what is happening and if the news is bad, the people in charge have to improve, or go. But a new study suggests ordinary people see accountability differently. They want schools that respond to them, not data.

By Jay Mathews  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:00 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Should teachers visit student homes?

Many educators think it is rude to show up at a student’s home uninvited, but many teachers are making it work for them. A home visitor in D.C. describes how it works.

By Jay Mathews  |  02:00 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Report finds 2 of 4 tests in ACT poor predictors of college success

Two of the ACT’s four subject tests — Reading and Science — should be ignored by admissions officers, report’s authors contend.

By Jay Mathews  |  03:25 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 07/13/2011

KIPP founders leaving regional duties to focus on bigger picture

Dave Levin and Mike Feinberg will leave their day-to-day work as local superintendents and devote their time to broader KIPP and public education issues.

By Jay Mathews  |  12:11 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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