The Answer Sheet: academic rigor

Posted at 04:02 AM ET, 09/06/2013

What’s missing from education policy debate

Reformers and policymakers talk a lot about how to recruit teachers with higher GPAs, higher standards, better standardized tests, big data and much more. What they don't talk about is the importance of teacher-student relationships.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:02 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Academic Rigor Isn't Everything, School Reform, Teacher-Student Relationships Do Toot Everything

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/20/2010

Where’s the rigor in U.S. schools?

The release of new ACT results shows that much of what U.S. schools offer is “rigorous” in name only.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 08/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers | Tags:  a nation at risk, academic rigor, common standards, curriculum and schools, hechinger report, justin snider, national standards, standards and curriculum