Jack and guest Julian Vasquez Heilig discuss whether testing companies like Pearson are behind the Common Core State Standards.
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October 23, 2014
February 06, 2014
A new study says superintendents want more business involvement in their districts, so three organizations created a "playbook" to help businesses step up their game.
January 29, 2014
Grants awarded through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are designed to help charters and traditional districts work through issues that have traditionally sparked friction between the two sectors.
January 16, 2014
An evaluation of Early College high schools finds their students more likely to attend and complete college than students in traditional high schools.
November 25, 2013
Video and other materials from the Gates-funded Measures of Effective Teaching study will be opened to researchers for additional studies next year.
June 26, 2013
A longitudinal study of the Gates Early College High Schools finds students who attended these schools were significantly more likely to graduate high school, and enroll in and complete college than those who did not.
June 14, 2013
Common Core standards are not the end of the world. They are, however, an obstacle to the reclaiming of our profession, rather than a vehicle.
February 21, 2013
During a recent Twitter binge, I encountered an op-ed from 1970 scolding the efforts of the United States to implement technology into the learning experience. It held up shockingly well to today's environment. For Government theory to turn into Government action, the Foundation must act as the intermediary.
February 14, 2013
Guest blog By Stephen Sawchuk. Cross-posted from Teacher Beat. The recommendations in the final Measures of Effective Teaching work products may not be supported by the project's hard data, the National Education Policy Center contends in a review of the MET project. The review, released last week...
February 04, 2013
Two scholars examine findings from the big Gates Foundation-backed study of teaching.