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By Valerie Strauss

Perspective

The basic rights teachers don’t have

Teachers have fewer settled legal protections than they did a decade ago. Here's what happened.

By Valerie StraussJanuary 26, 2023
Analysis

Lisa Marie Presley’s death, AI problems and more news literacy lessons

From the News Literacy Project for students and everybody else.

By Valerie StraussJanuary 25, 2023
Perspective

The element of suspense in Supreme Court’s 2023 affirmative action ruling

"Will the current Supreme Court majority allow facially neutral criteria that favor White applicants but disallow facially neutral criteria that favor non-White applicants?"

By Valerie StraussJanuary 16, 2023
Perspective

How anti-vaxxers exploited Hamlin collapse and other news literacy lessons

From the News Literacy Project for students and everybody else of all ages.

By Valerie StraussJanuary 11, 2023
Perspective

The unlikely journey of education scholar Yong Zhao

An excerpt of a new book that looks at what factors are important to success in school and in life.

By Valerie StraussJanuary 9, 2023
Analysis

DeSantis moves to turn a progressive Fla. college into a conservative one

His administration says he aims to make it a “Hillsdale of the South," alluding to a school closely aligned with Trump.

By Valerie StraussJanuary 7, 2023
Analysis

Florida Gov. DeSantis’s latest oxymoronic school spiel

What the governor had to say in his second inaugural speech about schools.

By Valerie StraussJanuary 5, 2023
Perspective

Why it’s time to reinvent selective colleges — and how to do it

The authors of this piece explain why these schools should try to expand their enrollments.

By Valerie StraussJanuary 4, 2023
Perspective

A critique of a GAO report on charter schools

Questions are raised about the data used on charter closures.

By Valerie StraussDecember 13, 2022
Perspective

Why it’s past time to make children’s health a national priority

Chronically hungry children cannot learn at school. With President Biden recently saying he wants to end child hunger, two experts offer a road map.

By Valerie StraussNovember 29, 2022
Perspective

Twitter chaos, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and more news literacy lessons

From the News Literacy Project for teachers and everybody else.

By Valerie StraussNovember 20, 2022
Perspective

Disrupting disruption: How 3 school districts improved with steady work

The success of these deceptively ordinary districts offers a template to other school systems.

By Valerie StraussNovember 3, 2022
Perspective

Katy Perry’s eye, zombie rumors and other news literacy lessons

From the News Literacy Project.

By Valerie StraussNovember 3, 2022
Perspective

How a faulty understanding of college admissions hurts affirmative action

A case for why race-based affirmative action still matters for colleges and universities at a time when the Supreme Court could end it.

By Valerie StraussOctober 31, 2022
Perspective

A ‘Texas miracle’ brought us No Child Left Behind. Here’s a new one.

Researchers do a deep dive into the jump in a Texas school district's grade assigned by the state. Is it deserved?

By Valerie StraussOctober 30, 2022
Analysis

Did we need NAEP to tell us students aren’t doing well?

What the scores do and don't tell us.

By Valerie StraussOctober 27, 2022
Perspective

How to diversify America’s teaching corps

No single approach will work, a new report says, but here's what will.

By Valerie StraussOctober 21, 2022
Perspective

A bogus claim about the 2022 World Cup and other news literacy lessons

From the News Literacy Project — for students of all ages.

By Valerie StraussOctober 21, 2022