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November 20, 2014

Report: Rural Northeast Teachers Unprepared for Common Core

The report found that teachers in rural northeast school districts need more professional development tailored to the unique needs of rural schools to implement the new standards.

October 31, 2014

Reinventing Teach For America

To all the TFA critics out there, here's my pitch: TFA isn't going away. So why not pressure them to wield their power and influence in a way that might actually prove more productive?

October 30, 2014

California's Education Progress Depends on Torlakson

If voters place more stock in the results produced by incumbent Tom Torlakson than they do in the advertising of challenger Marshall Tuck, California has a chance to continue improving education.

October 28, 2014

The Dangers of the Common Core

Meier: As long as we see standards as 'The Standards' we will face this danger—and especially if who is right/wrong is based on impact on test scores designed by the same people who have mandated the standards.

October 28, 2014

Teacher Unions and the Future

Jack and Julian Vasquez Heilig discuss the role of teacher unions and how they might evolve in the coming decades.

October 21, 2014

Do Curricular Standards Get a Bad Rap?

Is there any point in having curricular benchmarks at the district, state, or national level? Jack Schneider and Julian Vasquez Heilig discuss.

October 16, 2014

A 'Third Way': Intra-District Choice

Choice, for all its pitfalls, does offer a glimmering hope of countering school segregation. Julian Vasquez Heilig and I consider a choice plan that might work.

October 14, 2014

Vouchers and Equity

Vouchers are back as a topic, and this time they've been given an equity gloss. Julian Vasquez Heilig and I discuss whether or not vouchers are still a bad idea.

October 07, 2014

What Is the Damage Done by TFA?

What is the damage done by TFA's claims that their program is as good or better than college- and university-based programs? Julian Vasquez Heilig and I discuss.

September 24, 2014

Indianapolis Seeking New Batch of 'Innovation School Fellows'

The program was launched this year, with the Mind Trust, to create opportunities for educators and others to propose ways to transform low-performing and underused schools.

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