The Answer Sheet: People

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s high school district honors him

He fell in love with drama in high school.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:44 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  People

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Weingarten: The promise of public education for all is 'under assault'

'Public education is under assault by those who want, for ideological reasons, to call one of America's great accomplishments—public education for all—a failure.'

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:01 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  By PEople in Education 'To Make A Buck', Randi Weingarten

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 02/17/2013

Student 'zombies' protest standardized tests

The year-long revolt against high-stakes standardized testing is being increasingly fueled by students, including a "zombie" army in Providence.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:27 AM ET, 02/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anti-Testing Revolt Growing, Standardized Testing Revolt, Young People Step Up Revolt

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 11/05/2010

Who’s NOT on Forbes powerful people list -- but should be

On the Forbes list of the 68 most powerful people in the world you will find government leaders, bankers, religious figures, a drug trafficker and Oprah Winfrey. But you won't find an educator, and there's one who should have been on the list.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:13 AM ET, 11/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education Secretary Duncan | Tags:  arne duncan, china president, dalai lama, forbes, forbes magazine, hu jintao, jintao, mark zuckerberg, oprah, oprah winfrey, pope benedict, powerful people list, president obama

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/11/2010

Stuff you should know about Columbus

A lot of what you think you know about Christopher Columbus is probably wrong. Here are some things about the explorer that might surprise you.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  History | Tags:  1492, christopher columbus, columbus bio, columbus biography, columbus day, columbus facts, discovery day, explorers, facts about columbus, history, native people

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 07/13/2010

Cool summer class: Reading with dogs

Lots of kids go to summer school/camp to improve their reading, but at Stanton Elementary School in Washington D.C., there is an added attraction: dogs.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:59 AM ET, 07/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Student Life | Tags:  animals people love, cool summer classes, reading with dogs, summer school

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 04/29/2010

The surprising educator on Time’s list of influential people

A surprising addition to Time magazine's 2010 list of most influential people is the one educator included--and no, it is not D.C. Schools Superintendent Michelle Rhee, who has become the darling of school reforms nationwide. Neither is it Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:36 PM ET, 04/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Time magazine, deborah gist, michelle rhee, most influential list, most influential people, time list of influential people, time mag's list of influential people