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Who Says Teacher Eval Reforms Aren’t Working?

D.C.’s evaluation system should make critics think twice before dismissing the importance of reforms to teacher evaluation. Continue reading

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Gates on Teacher Evaluation

The final report of the Gates Foundation’s $45-million study of teacher evaluation make the case for a comprehensive approach to gauging teacher qualilty. Continue reading

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Past Isn’t Prologue for School Boards

The nation’s emerging educational needs and aspirations require a new and less-influential role for the nation’s 13,600 remaining public school boards. Continue reading

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Charter Schools and Special Education

We need to think abouat charter schools as part of a larger system of public education, not merely as competitors to traditional public schools. Continue reading

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The Shifting Rhetoric of School Reform

There’s a new rhetoric of reform from education entrepreneurs now working inside public school systems Continue reading

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Common Core Standards: Putting Students First

Critics of the Common Core State Standards are putting put adult interests ahead of students’ Continue reading

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Waiving Good-bye to Accountability?

Federal policymakers need to give states incentives to raise standards, not lower them Continue reading

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Bring the Concept of Value to Higher Education

A major contributing factor to the skyrocketing cost of college is the virtual absence of the concept of value in the higher education marketplace. Continue reading

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How Public School Teaching Got Cool

Teach for America’s 20th anniversary bash in Washington, DC, proved that public education is increasingly a destination for the best-and-brightest. Continue reading

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