The amount of time that U.S. public school teachers spend teaching has been greatly overstated, according to a new study by Teachers College at Columbia University, and that has led to mistaken comparisons between the U.S. educational system and those of the world's highest-performing countries.
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February 02, 2015
January 08, 2015
It is crucial that districts explore new solutions to the traditional either-or approach to extreme weather situations.
April 07, 2014
Preliminary results of a survey of California high school teachers suggest that poverty-related challenges lead students at low-income schools to receive half an hour less instructional time per day than their peers in higher-income schools.
March 04, 2013
Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress show wide gaps in performance for students who miss school.
May 11, 2012
Contrary to popular opinion, U.S. students do not spend less time in school than students in other countries, research from The Center for Public Education shows.