The Answer Sheet: tom harkin

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 12/20/2010

A 'highly qualified' gift from Congress to Teach for America -- UPDATED

Is a teacher still in training "highly qualified?" Some of our legislators think so.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:29 PM ET, 12/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congress, Congress | Tags:  CR, continuing resolution, education department, highly qualified teachers, renee v. duncan, teach for america, teachers, tom harkin

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 09/11/2009

8 Things I Learned This Week

1) America’s two richest universities--Harvard and Yale--did not come out looking so rich or so smart when it was reported that they each lost about 30 percent of their endowments last year due to lousy investments. The median college endowment...

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:25 PM ET, 09/11/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Tom Harkin, college endowments, insects