Finland rightly deserves attention today as a nation that treats its children as a precious resource and that honors the adults who make education their passion and their career.
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October 11, 2011
September 20, 2011
The state vote gives the school system two years to turn around, or face a state takeover.
September 20, 2011
Even researchers who support the use of value-added assessment for teacher evaluation have warned that it is wrong to name names.
August 22, 2011
As I noted last Thursday, I'm fairly confident that isolated cheating scandals will eventually snowball. After all, I'm a pretty bleak person, and yet even I've been surprised to learn just how incredibly lax test security was in cities like Atlanta, Philadelphia, and DC--even as we amped up the si...
August 18, 2011
Bulletin: a large urban school district is dealing with a brewing cheating scandal. This time, it's the School District of Philadelphia (the nation's 10th largest district). Again, the situation has been marked by foot-dragging and half-hearted revelations. After being directed by the state to ex...
June 23, 2011
Los Angeles and Chicago are two districts where superintendents will be evaluated on whether students achieve certain academic measures.
May 31, 2011
This isn't an argument against holding teachers accountable; it's an argument against holding them accountable for the wrong things and in a way that will result in very negative unintended consequences.
May 26, 2011
A $1.6 million study to be launched this fall by the Institute of Education Sciences aims to gauge the effect of significant job stress on middle school teachers' performance and interaction with students.
May 17, 2011
The other sees schools as one part of a free-market economy, where quality may be judged by data; if the results aren't good enough, then fire part or all of the people and close the store, I mean, the school and pick a new location.
May 13, 2011
Clayton County Schools has met all requirements for school governance and leadership, said its accrediting agency.