Is the south reaching a poverty 'tipping point'?

Amid discussions about closing the achievement gap and securing stable, high-quality teaching staffs for high-poverty schools comes the news from the…


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'Down home blues'

The recent Washington Post story about a Mississippi Delta elementary school that should have been helped by NCLB but instead languishes at the…


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Research: Private HS and low-income students

Taking background characteristics into account, low-income students attending public urban high schools generally performed as well academically as…


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Compared to what? Rural poverty and NCLB

In most discussions about the problems (or successes, for that matter) in American public education, it is the schools in large urban centers that…


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Instruction that results in student learning

About a week ago, Mike asked a really provocative question that sparked thinking here on the Radical when he wrote: What responsibility,…


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NCLB's highly qualified rule has little impact

A new report from the Center for Education Policy, based on a survey of officials in all 50 states and a nationally representative group of nearly…


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Radically different views of high school reform

It's interesting to compare a recent report (June 2007) by the Alliance for Excellent Education, In Need of Improvement: NCLB & High Schools,…


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Is diversity unnecessary?

Speaking of countercurrents in education: The recent Supreme Court decision essentially says schools and districts cannot selectively enroll students…


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Separate but...??

I have been reading with some interest, reports on a recent study in the Elementary School Journal on poor reading performance among minority…


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Teacher stickiness

A new Education Week story by Bess Keller raises questions about the now-conventional wisdom that up to half of all new teachers leave the profession…


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