The Answer Sheet: education schools


Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/10/2010

Valerie vs. Jay on Teach for America, KIPP, etc.

My friend and colleague Jay Mathews, the most knowledgeable education reporter ever, challenged me to a debate. It evolved into a discussion about Teach for America. Here it is.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Teachers | Tags:  education programs, education schools, jay mathews, kipp, mathews strauss debate, teach for america, teach for america debate, teacher education, teachers, valerie strauss

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 04/23/2010

NFL draft: Top schools and their graduation rates

With the NFL draft underway, here's a look at the schools that have had the most players drafted over the years-- and each team's graduation rates. Some of them are well below 50 percent.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:26 AM ET, 04/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sports, Sports | Tags:  NCAA, NFL and drafted players and schools, NFL draft, Ohio state and graduation rate, UCLA and graduation rate, University of Miami and graduation rate, football team graduation rates, graduation rates, higher education, schools with the most drafted players

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/16/2010

Any value to U.S. News rankings?

It's the time of year for more U.S. News & World Report rankings, these of graduate schools around the nation. The methodology is very very complicated, but it's hard to find much meaning in any of this.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Higher Education | Tags:  U.S. News & World report rankings, U.S. News and graduate schools, U.S. News and rankings, U.S. News rankings, business school rankings, engineering school rankings, law school rankings, rankings of education schools, rankings of graduate schools

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 10/30/2009

Levine: Ed schools should grab Duncan's lifeline--and not 'carp' about his critique

By Arthur Levine. Education Secretary Arne Duncan's speech at Columbia University's Teachers College represents a reversal of a recent trend: Government and philanthropy have tended to turn away from education schools, increasingly viewing them as poor in quality and unwilling to change..... He called for "revolutionary change" at these schools.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:15 AM ET, 10/30/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education Secretary Arne Duncan, education schools