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August 27, 2015

Careful How You Use Those Test Scores

Test scores will be (strategically) released soon in our neck of the woods, and we're already being warned about how bad they're going to be. Should parents be worried about the labels the state assigns to their kids based on these test scores, or is there something more to worry about?

August 20, 2015

What Do Genes Say About Education? More Than You'd Think.

Within families, genetic differences may affect educational attainment.

August 19, 2015

Schools and the Lost Art of Customer Service

Should schools be worried about "customer service"? After today, I'm thinking maybe ours should.

August 19, 2015

Schools and the Lost Art of Customer Service

Should schools be worried about "customer service"? After today, I'm thinking maybe ours should.

August 19, 2015

Feds Release Maps of School Attendance Zones

The National Center for Education Statistics has released mapping data on school attendance zones in the United States for the 2013-14 school year.

August 06, 2015

What We're Talking About When We Say 'Teacher Shortage'

The overall number of teachers is growing, but that still leaves holes in crucial areas.

July 31, 2015

International Baccalaureate Saw Rapid Growth in High-Poverty Schools

More high-poverty schools are offering the advanced high school diploma, but poor students are still less likely to participate.

July 27, 2015

One Way Recessions Actually Help Districts: Great Teachers Seeking Jobs

The hiring pool improved for schools when the recession squeezed teachers, study finds.

July 27, 2015

Cutting Class Days May Not Cut Costs

And in some districts, shorter school weeks hurt the bottom line.

July 24, 2015

Going on Vacation, in a Contrary Mood

I'm going on vacation—but, first, a little rumination on what I hope will happen while I'm gone.

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