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September 16, 2011

Our Stupid Blind Spots on Early Childhood Standards and Curriculum

Earlier this week, the U.S. Departments of Education and HHS released an FAQ for the Early Learning Challenge RTT application, which contains useful information for states seeking to compete for the grant. This section of the FAQ, though, struck me as exemplifying so many things that are currently...

January 04, 2011

New Successes for Success for All?

Readers interested in either the i3 grant program or in literacy instruction should check out Nick Anderson's Washington Post article from the weekend on Success for All, as well as this excellent and interesting follow-up blog post that reminds me why I so like Jay Mathews. I think that the awardin...

October 12, 2010

More About Reform and Instruction

In response to my blog post last week about "Waiting for 'Superman'," Robert Pondiscio writes that a lack of attention to instruction is not unique to "Waiting for 'Superman'," but more broadly symptomatic of the education reform movement—a sentiment echoed by commenters on this blog. I have...

July 11, 2010

What Can and Can't American Education Learn From Singapore?

In a recent New Republic column, renowned philosopher Martha Nussbaum criticizes liberal education reformers for being too enthusiastic to embrace the education systems of China and Singapore as models for reform stating that, "Singapore and China are terrible models of education for any nation that...

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