As speculation abounds as to whom New York mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will choose to be his schools chancellor, PBS's Learning Matters launched a new web series profiling one of the leading contenders: Montgomery County (MD) superintendent Joshua Starr. Will he make a good choice? See for yourself.
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December 12, 2013
December 09, 2013
Teachers have worked harder within the same system that has been in place for many decades. There comes a point where harder won't help. Too many factors exist now for a 'work harder' mentality to be successful.
December 03, 2013
Asian countries top OECD's PISA survey of best school systems worldwide. See what they do well.
November 05, 2013
At a campaign event in Somers Point, N.J., teacher Melissa Tomlinson approached New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and asked why he'd called his state's schools "failure factories."
October 30, 2013
The Washington-based National Council on Teacher Quality released its annual report rounding up states' teacher-evaluation policies, which have become increasingly stringent over the last few years.
September 20, 2013
How one state gives graduation distinction to globally competent youth.
September 18, 2013
In an amusing yet possibly telling article in Slate, Dahlia Lithwick describes the "inexorable decline of the American parent"--using her own failure to comprehend, well, much of anything while at back-to-school night for her son as her primary example.
September 13, 2013
The first time I learned about Diane Ravitch is a lot like the first time I learned about Ronald Reagan. Let me explain.
September 11, 2013
Advice from one state on how to make global learning a reality for more students.
September 11, 2013
Ilana Garon wrote a book! "Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?: Teaching Lessons from the Bronx" is a series of stories about her first few years as a public high school teacher.