The Answer Sheet: Not Change

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 05/14/2013

New York high school changing Redskins nickname

A New York high school in Cooperstown -- home of the National Baseball Hall of Home -- is changing its sports nickname from the Redskins to the Hawkeyes.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:11 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Students Asked For Change, Washington Redskins

Posted at 04:01 AM ET, 04/15/2013

The problem with school superintendents

Two trends have characterized the urban school district superintendency in recent years, neither of them good.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:01 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Needed: Continuity, Not Change, School Superintendents

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 02/15/2013

New York school drops 'Redskins' team name

A New York school district is dropping the name that its sports teams have been called for nearly a century, the Redskins.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:48 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Students Asked For Change, The Redskins

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Moco schools chief on new teacher/principal evaluation systems

Here is a new message from Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr about changes to its nationally known educator evaluation systems that the district is being forced to make by the state of Maryland.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:39 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Changes Forced By State, Montgomery County Public Schools, Nationally Known Process Forced to Change By State, Teacher Evaluation

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/01/2011

The fight over teaching evolution, climate change

A survey shows many biology teachers are afraid to teach evolution. A proposed law in Tennessee would require science educators to "teach the controversies" regarding evolution and climate change -- even though scientists don't think there is much controversy. What's going on in the world of science instruction?

By Valerie Strauss  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anthony Cody, Guest Bloggers, Science | Tags:  climate change, evolution, global warming, intelligent design, science class, scopes trial, teaching climate change, teaching evolution, theory of evolution

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/06/2010

Ravitch's 'modest' vision for school reform

Education historian Diane Ravitch answers her critics and provides a "modest" vision for school reform.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Diane Ravitch | Tags:  bridging differences, death and life of great american school system, diane ravitch, ford foundation, michael edwards and small change, new york city public school parents blog, ravitch and new book, ravitch's book, stphen koss