ANSWER SHEET

By Valerie Strauss

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
Perspective

Challenges that young immigrants face with U.S. public schools

They start even before the children sit down in a classroom.

By Valerie StraussOctober 12, 2022
Perspective

How to teach in a political firestorm

For educators, from one of their own.

By Valerie StraussOctober 12, 2022
Perspective

Seeing through conspiracy theories and other news literacy lessons

From the News Literacy Project.

By Valerie StraussOctober 7, 2022
Perspective

Audit of charter school program finds big problems

Around half of all charter schools that grantees promised to open never did. There are other findings, as well.

By Valerie StraussSeptember 27, 2022
Perspective

A deep dive into HBCUs, college rankings and exclusion

A new look at why historically Black colleges and universities don't do well on college rankings.

By Valerie StraussSeptember 25, 2022
Perspective

Detecting impostor content on social media and other news literacy lessons

Here is an autumn installment of a weekly feature that has been running for several years.

By Valerie StraussSeptember 25, 2022
Perspective

Why U.S. News may have to rethink how it creates college rankings

The Carnegie Classifications — a key tool the magazine uses to assemble its famous rankings is going under major revision.

By Valerie StraussSeptember 14, 2022
Analysis

Why one-size-fits-all metrics for evaluating schools must go

Data-driven accountability has failed to achieve any of the goals supporters have championed.

By Valerie StraussSeptember 9, 2022
Analysis

Teacher ‘pay penalty’ hits new high

A new report compares teacher pay to other college graduates — and the news isn't good for educators. See results for each state.

By Valerie StraussAugust 22, 2022