The Answer Sheet: etc

Posted at 04:01 AM ET, 10/01/2013

'Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress '

Past watchers of Congress wouldn’t be surprised about the mess there now.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:01 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, etc., Mark Twain, Will Rogers

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Q & A: School superintendents speak out on key issues

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:02 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charters, etc., Superintendents, Teachers, Testing

Posted at 04:03 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Who Bill Gates is giving money to now in education

Here are some of the big grants the Gates Foundation gave in the field of education this month.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:03 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  etc., For Common Core, Gates Grants, MOOCs

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 06/25/2013

Where U.S. stands in education internationally — new report

The United States is behind in early childhood education but spends more on education than other countries.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:03 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Early Childhood Ed, etc., International Comparisons, Teachers

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 05/12/2013

Five hysterical commencement speeches

A frog gave one of them.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:37 PM ET, 05/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commencement Speeches, Ellen, etc., Jon

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Top 10 words you should use more in 2013

Here is the fifth annual "Wayne State's Word Warriors" list of words it says "deserve to be used more often in conversation and prose."

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:52 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  etc., Troglodyte, Vocabulary Words

Posted at 03:59 AM ET, 12/15/2012

Sandy Hook Elementary principal's recent tweets

Here are some of the recent tweets and retweets by Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School and a victim of the mass shooting there.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:59 AM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  etc., On Common Core, Scho