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Posted at 12:29 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Transcript: Obama's remarks on college affordability plan

Obama announces his plan to rate colleges based on certain metrics and link financial aid to the ratings.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:29 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Affordability, In Buffalo, N.Y, President Obama

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/04/2010

Ravitch: Mayoral control means zero accountability

Education historian Diane Ravitch writes about how mayoral control in New York City -- and other cities -- has hardly proven to be the panacea for urban ills that its advocates once contended.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education Secretary Duncan, Education Secretary Duncan, Education Secretary Duncan, Education Secretary Duncan, Education Secretary Duncan | Tags:  bloomberg and schools, diane ravitch, klein and schools, mayoral control, new york city schools, new york city test scores, new york state test results, ny test scores

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 04/15/2010

New York to close teacher 'rubber rooms'

New York City will close the "rubber rooms" it has maintained where teachers sit doing nothing while collecting pay and waiting for disciplinary hearings, the Associated Press is reporting.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:36 AM ET, 04/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Teachers | Tags:  NY rubber rooms, New York teachers, rubber rooms, teachers, teachers and rubber rooms, teachers unions