Yearly Archives: 2010

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High Schools: Small is Still Beautiful

Breaking up big, dysfunctional high schools into smaller units looked like a reform that failed. Look again. Continue reading

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Raising Standards? Raising Dropout Rates?

President Obama wants to lower the dropout rate. He also wants to raise academic standards. But does one come at the expense of the other? Continue reading

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The Testing Industry Under Common Core Standards

The new common core standards could be a boon to public school students. But will the standardized testing industry–and the states that employ it–create new tests to that support the standards? Continue reading

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