The Answer Sheet: A Threat

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 04/22/2013

School warns students: No test, no sports

How's this for twisting students' arms to take high-stakes standardized tests?

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:02 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A Threat?, Standardized Tests

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 07/01/2010

Why Rhee's mayoral comments are troubling

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee's all-but-direct threat to quit if Fenty loses to D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray in September’s Democratic Party raises a troubling question about her priorities, not to mention her reluctance to admit that she might not have all the answers to fixing D.C. schools.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:30 AM ET, 07/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Schools | Tags:  michelle rhee and d.c. mayor, michelle rhee and fenty, michelle rhee and vincent gray, rhee and d.c. mayor, rhee and d.c. schools, rhee and fenty and gray, rhee and quit, rhee's threat to quit

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 05/31/2010

Academic 'stereotype threat' is real -- Willingham

Boys outscore girls in standardized tests of science. For example, in the 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress, boys did slightly better than girls at fourth grade, eighth grade, and twelfth grade. Quick, what’s the reason for the difference? It's not what you think. Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham looks at how gender plays into student performance.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:17 PM ET, 05/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers | Tags:  gender gap, gender stereotypes, science, stereotype threat, study on gender gap