Latest from Valerie Strauss

Who said what about the most recent scores on NAEP — and why it matters.

  • May 20, 2018

  • May 18, 2018

At Teachers College graduation, he said: 'For too long we have turned a blind eye as a nation towards the needs and frustrations of our teachers.... How many times have you seen federal or state legislators demand increased teacher pay and adequate supplies in schools? Why do politicians argue vociferously for guns in schools, but not for more books?'

  • May 18, 2018

It's a residency model which stands out among its counterparts for its sheer success in keeping teachers in the classroom.

  • May 18, 2018

  • May 16, 2018

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are starting a new joint education initiative and have sought advice from different sectors. Bertis Downs gives them his.

  • May 16, 2018

Not many schools can boast a student NAACP chapter, Las Razas Unidas, a Middle Eastern club, a Karen Zomi Karenni club, and a Native American caucus. This one does -- and its a 2017 Schools of Opportunity winner.

  • May 16, 2018

"One of the things I immediately noticed as I started conducting this thought experiment was that the vast majority of the time, I am surrounded by students."

  • May 14, 2018

Welcome to public school in North Carolina: Classes with so many children that some have to sit on the floor. Other classes taking place in closets. Blind students who can’t get books in Braille. ... And check out these pictures.

  • May 11, 2018

Council member Trayon White Sr. appeared to adhere to an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. He later apologized.

  • Mar 18, 2018
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