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May 27, 2011

Gates Foundation's Role in Ed Policy: An Addendum

Observers and critics take The New York Times to task for its profile of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's influence on education policy.

May 24, 2011

Report Places Dollar Value on College Majors

A new study details the relative earnings potential of various college majors.

May 23, 2011

Newspaper Notes Rise in Advocacy Work by Gates Foundation

A New York Times story profiles the rise in education-advocacy work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

March 28, 2011

Déjà Vu All Over Again: We Can Spot Academic Trouble Early

A new study from Colorado shows that test scores as early as 6th grade can predict a student's likelihood of needing college remediation.

March 23, 2011

Shaping Education With an Eye on the Workplace

A new report urges governors to become a force in helping their state colleges and universities respond better to workforce demands.

March 15, 2011

Text Complexity: How They're Tackling it in New York City

Teachers in New York City learn new ways of gauging a text's complexity, and ways to teach discipline-specific reading strategies.

March 15, 2011

GED Program to Phase In Computer-Based Testing

The GED will become available via computer in four states this spring.

February 25, 2011

Reading Roundup: Formative Assessment, Content vs. Skills

Writers and reports provoke interesting debate about formative assessment, 21st century skills and college-admissions tests.

February 17, 2011

AAAS President Calls for More Science Support for K-12 Education

Scientists must become more involved in educating the public about science and supporting K-12 students' interest in science, according to Alice S. Huang, president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

February 10, 2011

Teacher Who Inspired KIPP Schools Dies in Houston

The renowned educator used unorthodox teaching methods that she summed up as "rap, rhythm, and rhyme."

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