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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Walton Foundation’s pours $164 million in 2013 education grants. Who won?

Teach For America, charter organizations and others.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Bill Gates: 'It would be great if our education stuff worked but '

What Bill Gates said about education -- his own and his efforts to change K-12 schools -- in a new interview at Harvard.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:55 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Obama’s education gap: Rhetoric vs policies

A look at what the president’s ed policies tell us about his belief system.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:01 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 AM ET, 05/22/2013

The college 'preparation gap' in a single graphic

There is a "large gap" between how high school teachers perceive their graduating students' readiness for college and what professors expect freshmen to know.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:02 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Why video cameras and teacher evaluation do not mix

Here's why one veteran educator thinks Bill Gates' plan to videotape teachers in their classrooms makes no sense.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:02 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Virginia Tech, other colleges tightening security

Colleges and universities are tightening security around the country for big weekend sporting and other events in the wake of Monday's deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:32 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Proposed Loudoun charter denied application extension

An effort by a group of Turkish immigrants to get more time to develop their application to open a charter school in Loudoun County -- which would be the first there and possibly in Northern Virginia -- was rejected. That means that the board will decide on the controversial application in late February.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:46 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Washington charter initiative STILL undecided update

It turns out that election results for Washington's initiative to allow charter schools to open in the state are incomplete and the outcome remains unknown despite the fact that a bunch of billionaires spent millions to get it approved.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:40 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 10/20/2012

Microsoft gives $50,000 more to Washington charter school initiative

Ballot initiatives in several states that are pushing for a growth in charter schools are being funded in large part by wealthy donors who sometimes live elsewhere.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:38 AM ET, 10/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 05/27/2010

Sharp critique of for-profit ed companies

A highly successful and well-known Wall Street trader who has become famous for foreseeing the country's financial crash gives a speech blasting the for-profit education industry.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:06 PM ET, 05/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)