The Answer Sheet: P

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

Why reading test scores flatten out in 12th grade

E.D. Hirsch, Jr. explains a fundamental problem with standardized reading tests.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:02 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A Fundamental P, By E.D. Hirsch Jr., Standardized Tests

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 09/07/2013

Back to school: It’s worse than you think

Philadelphia public schools are opening Monday without many of the basics any reasonable person would expect. Paper, for example. Guidance counselors. Nurses.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:46 AM ET, 09/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crisis In Philadelphia, P, Philadelphia Schools

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 01/24/2011

JFK's Harvard application: 'Lackluster' applicant

John F. Kennedy's 1935 application to Harvard College is now online, and it shows him to be something less than a superlative applicant.

By Valerie Strauss  |  08:23 AM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  History | Tags:  college application, college essays, harvard application, harvard college, jfk, jfk anniversary, jfk application, jfk documents, jfk library, john f. kennedy, joseph p. kennedy, kennedy family

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/13/2010

A different vision from a different superintendent

Jonathan P. Raymond, superintendent of Sacramento schools, offers a starkly different vision of school reform than that portrayed in a manifesto signed by 16 of his colleagues, including the soon-to-be-departing Michelle Rhee of Washington D.C.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  School turnarounds/reform | Tags:  jonathan p. raymond, klein rhee manifesto, manifesto, michelle rhee, reform manifesto, sacramento schools, school reform, supt. raymond

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 04/27/2010

Draft anti-bullying policy released in Phoebe Prince’s school district

The Massachusetts school district where a 15-year-old bullied girl, Phoebe Prince, killed herself, has unveiled a draft anti-bullying policy. Meanwhile, the subject of bullying is getting new academic treatment.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:30 PM ET, 04/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bullying | Tags:  Phoebe P, Phoebe Prince, South Hadley schools, bullying