Latest from Valerie Strauss

“Personal Statement” tells the stories of three remarkable Brooklyn high school seniors who have to find their own way through the college application process and the struggles they face in school and at home. Another documentary film, “Unlikely,” shows us five nontraditional students as they fight to win a second chance at a college degree.

  • Nov 12, 2018

The three usually agree, but in this piece, Stanford professor emeritus Darling-Hammond responds to a critical post by Ravitch-Burris post. Read them both.

  • Nov 9, 2018

High schools with concentrated poverty are less likely than low-poverty schools to offer coursework that students need to get into four-year colleges and succeed, according to a federal analysis.

  • Nov 8, 2018

A Democrat did not mince words about DeVos in the campaign.

  • Nov 7, 2018

While adults vote, this is what children can do to become good citizens.

  • Nov 6, 2018

  • Nov 5, 2018

They are passionate and active. And they can run for Congress in 2022.

  • Nov 5, 2018

Carol Burris and Diane Ravitch: 'Public governance of our schools matters for the health of our democracy.'

  • Nov 4, 2018

These students stood up for something when it was hard to do — and the university's adult leaders had failed them.

  • Nov 2, 2018

How secure do teachers feel at school in this day and age, and how has it affected the way they do their jobs and think about their profession? If you are a teacher, write in.

  • Aug 20, 2018
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