How to really leave no child behind

In an article published on May 2, the weekly magazine The Nation invited education research and policy expert Linda Darling-Hammond to examine the…


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Schools scrap laptop initiatives...

In yet another blow to my hopes that extensive technology will ever become a common in the majority of America's classrooms, the New York Times…


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Defining proficient...

With our government struggling to rethink its landmark No Child Left Behind legislation, I am reminded of a great article co-authored by Richard…


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Measuring up

One of the most sensitive areas of developing a performance pay plan for teachers is evaluation. In too many schools there is nothing even close to…


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The teachers parents want

An interesting research article in the latest issue of Education Next magazine (Summer 2007) looks at the teacher preferences of parents in…


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Politicians and public education

While some wizened observers of American electoral politics contend that education just "doesn't have legs" as a Presidential campaign issue, some…


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Teach for America?

The Washington Post had an interesting article today on plans in the District of Columbia to recruit additional Teach for America teachers to high…


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