The Answer Sheet: The Revolution

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/30/2010

Learning the French Revolution with Lady Gaga: Teachers sing history lessons

Imagine learning about the French Revolution through a rewritten version of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.”

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Education, Arts Education | Tags:  bad romance, dear prudence, french revolution, history and the arts, history class, history lessons, history songs, jennie from the block, jennifer lopez, lady gaga, music and history, teaching history, the beatles

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 12/14/2010

The 'Parent Trigger' doesn't help schools or parents

The so-called “parent trigger” law in California, which allows a majority of parents (from a school or from their “feeder” schools) to sign a petition that forces a school to be converted into a charter, is not a genuine parent engagement strategy. The recent effort to apply the law for the first time shows why.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:45 AM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Charter schools, Charter schools, Charter schools, Charter schools | Tags:  california schools, california's parent trigger, charter schools, larry ferlazzo, parent revolution, parent trigger, parent trigger law

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/27/2010

Duncan and education’s “quiet revolution”

Some things speak for themselves. That includes this blogpost on the Education Department’s website about a major speech Secretary Arne Duncan is giving today. The post talks about a “quiet revolution” in education now sweeping the country, one in which...

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education Secretary Duncan, Education Secretary Duncan | Tags:  duncan anounces race to the top finalists, duncan speech, quiet revolution and education, race to the top finalists, rttt finalists

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 06/18/2010

Student newspapers destroyed after editorial upsets P.E. teachers

This sounds like a parody of a high school, but it really happened at Albemarle High School in Virginia.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:56 PM ET, 06/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  High School | Tags:  The Revolution, albemarle high school, student editorial on athletes, student newspapers destroyed