At my large elementary school on Chicago's southwest side, the mercury on the thermometer soars to a scorching 90 degrees. Sweat drips down the students' little round faces,
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September 16, 2013
September 06, 2013
Marc Tucker interviews David Driscoll,former commissioner of education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on the nation's current struggles with standards, exams and accountability.
September 05, 2013
First Class also tells the tragic story of the elite institution becoming collateral damage due to the ham-handed way that America's schools were desegregated
September 01, 2013
As public school leaders, it is our moral obligation to make our schools safe for all children at all times no matter what is happening in the legal courts or the courts of public opinion.
August 26, 2013
As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder calls for improving the criminal justice system, school districts continue to search for a solution to the school-to-prison pipeline.
August 21, 2013
The achievement gap is a well-documented phenomenon in American schools that has been talked about to at least some extent for over 40 years. Despite all that chatter, the achievement gap is still alive and well in American K-12 schools.
August 18, 2013
When our schools are run for profit, there are disastrous consequences for both students and teachers. Teachers are "managed" through the "outcomes" their students produce
August 15, 2013
The Education Trust, like too many school "reformers," believes that output-drive accountability is the answer to educational inequities.
August 14, 2013
A new Education Trust brief highlights the lack of progress for American Indian and Alaska Native students, even as other major ethnic groups have made steady academic improvements over time.
August 13, 2013
People who are disenfranchised and deprived of meaningful opportunities must somehow be convinced that their second-class status is THEIR FAULT.