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March 10, 2015

Should We Provide Community College for All?

Should we provide free universal access to community college? Jack Schneider and former Massachusetts Secretary of Education, Paul Reville, discuss.

March 05, 2015

Flawed Thinking: Why NCLB Failed to Produce Equity and High Quality

In remarks from a Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) panel discussion, I explain why NCLB was the result of a federal government too consumed with demanding accountablity for its investment and not sufficiently focused on improving student achievement.

February 12, 2015

Inequality and Education

Public schools were once the engines of social and economic mobility in the U.S., but that is no longer the case. In fact, the very design of our education system is in many ways contributing to the nation's growing income inequality.

February 11, 2015

Standardized Testing Is Bitter (But Necessary) Medicine

The only thing worse than annual statewide standardized testing is not testing kids at all.

January 27, 2015

Achieving Excellence With Equity: A Mandate for All Schools

How do we achieve excellence with equity? How do we meet the needs of "throwaway" kids?

January 07, 2015

Federal Civil Rights Officials Release Guidance on English-Language Learners

The guidance comes on the heels of the recent 40th anniversaries of Lau v. Nichols, a landmark Supreme Court decision, and the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974, both of which expanded rights of students with limited English proficiency.

December 19, 2014

A Good Teacher Needs to Be Surrounded by Good Teachers

Accomplished educators typically do not want to be the only accomplished educator in the building, Latosha R. Guy writes.

December 18, 2014

The Business of Teaching Children Starts With Trusting Those Teaching

Many teachers leave their schools not for pay or because of the students, but because another school offered a climate and environment more conducive to excellence, Robert Jeffers says.

December 18, 2014

The Key to Recruiting the Best Teachers Isn't Money. It's Culture.

Offering teachers more money alone is not the cure-all for recruiting and maintaining top teachers at all schools, Deidra Gammill says. (Although money helps.)

December 17, 2014

For States Creating Teacher Policies, a Suggestion: Talk to Teachers

Maybe it's time to change how we come up with answers to tough policy questions, Jeff Austin writes, starting with increased collaboration between states and teachers.

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