Class Struggle: Success for All

Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Are charter schools bad at special ed?

It depends on the charter school.

By Jay Mathews  |  08:02 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  charter schools and special education, DC Prep success with learning disabilities, Emily Lawson

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 09/15/2010

What D.C. schools could learn from the suburbs

Some of our suburban districts have made great strides in raising the achievement of low-income students with energetic policies that had to overcome resistance.

By Jay Mathews  |  06:00 PM ET, 09/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Living | Tags:  Arlington focus on black and Hispanic student achievement, D.C. suburbs have success in raising low income student achievement, Fairfax AP and IB programs, Montgomery County reading program

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 12/25/2009

How fashion frustrates school improvement

In the music and clothing industries, ideas have a shelf life. New approaches are embraced for their novelty. Fashion rules. Changes occur often. That’s fine for those enterprises. But is it a good idea to write off successful school programs just because they have been around for awhile?

By Jay Mathews  |  05:30 AM ET, 12/25/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Trends | Tags:  Direct Instruction, James P. Comer, School Development Program, Success for All, child and adolescent development, school improvement