The Answer Sheet: Not Much

Posted at 04:02 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Yes, you do have time to read

Five ways to think differently about reading and time.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:02 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Reading Habits, Watch Much TV?

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Education Department suspends 'Doing What Works' website

The department doesn’t have the money to maintain it.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:01 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education Department, So Much For 'Proven' Teaching Tips

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Study techniques that work -- and (surprisingly) don't

Is cramming before a test better than not studying at all? Is underlining material a good way to retain information? The answers may surprise you.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:29 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Educational Research, Not So Much, Rereading, Study Skills

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 07/22/2013

What parents really think about school reform

A new poll shows that they want strong neighborhood schools. And more.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:23 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Not Much, Parents, School Reform

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 07/20/2013

What House Republicans did right with the education bill

The House passes a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind law with not a single Democratic vote.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:17 PM ET, 07/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  No Child Left Behind, No Much But Something

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 07/20/2013

So much for keeping cuts away from the classrooms

Chicago officials trying to close a big budget deficit are laying off some 2,100 people, including teachers.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:25 PM ET, 07/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Layoffs, Chicago Schools, So Much For Minimization.

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/25/2013

'You can't have that data': 19 months of stonewalling by ed bureaucrats

In state after state, critics of education reform try to get data from state education departments to see for themselves how well the reforms are working but often get stonewalled. Here's one such story.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education Reform, School Reform, So Much For Transparency

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 02/23/2013

Should cursive writing be required? A N.C. bill would mandate it

Many schools don't bother teaching cursive writing anymore, but efforts are being made to require that they do.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:14 AM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Curriculum, So Much For The Internet

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Pearson blog starts heated debate about $1.7 billion for standardized testing

He writes: " Is it too much? I faced that question often in Maryland, especially from the State Board and legislators. Although it may seem self serving, given my position at Pearson, my answer then and now are the same: No."

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:48 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Is $1.7 billion too little or too much?

Posted at 10:11 PM ET, 07/09/2010

College students hitting books less, study shows

Add this to the common lament that things aren’t the same as they used to be: College students are apparently not studying anywhere nearly as much as they used to.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:11 PM ET, 07/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Life, College Life | Tags:  college life, how much do college students study, how much do students study?, leisure college, research on studying, students studying less, study hours decline, studying and college

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 06/29/2010

New analysis of achievement gap: ½ x ½ = 1½

David Berliner, a prominent education researcher, writes about new data and analysis showing that when it comes to student achievement, family resources are important, school resources are important and the joint effect of the social and fiscal resources found in families and schools appears to be much greater than either alone.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 06/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers | Tags:  arizona state university, coleman report, coleman report and 1960s, david berliner, educational research, effects on student achievement, how much does school affect student achievement?, parental influence and student achievement, standard deviations

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 05/17/2010

The real world of teachers

How much do teachers earn? Here's a look at one state, in which teachers are among the highest paid in the nation, but who still earn on average less than firefighters, cops, engineers and business middle managers.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:14 AM ET, 05/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Teachers | Tags:  how much do teachers earn?, new jersey teachers salaries, salaries, star-ledger, teacher earnings, teacher salaries, teachers