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July 18, 2013

Teachers-Turned-Lawmakers Vocal on Education Bill

Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including two who've been vocal on the ESEA rewrite, are former teachers.

June 24, 2013

Are Teachers 'At the Table' Or 'On the Menu'? Hard to Tell.

Thursday's "Evaluation Reform: Finding Solutions through Teachers" at the American Institutes for Research was just the type of 30,000-foot-level Washington event that disenfranchised teachers seem to fear is changing the course of their profession.

June 06, 2013

Ed. Policy Debates: Teachers vs. Teachers?

Diane Ravitch laments Teach for America's alleged plot "to groom" future education reform leaders. Slate blogger Matt Iglesias responds that the debate is one set of teachers against another.

April 09, 2013

Atlanta Cheating Scandal Reactions

Are testing systems to blame?

March 28, 2013

The 'Widget Effect' Endures: Teachers Still Rated High

A recent Education Sector report does a deep dive into school evaluation systems in Washington, finding that nearly every school in the state failed to differentiate between effective and ineffective teachers and principals.

March 25, 2013

Teacher: Give Me Testing Data That Make Sense

An Indianapolis high school English teacher adds her voice to the growing chorus of educators speaking out against what they see as extraneous and unreliable benchmarking assessments.

February 20, 2013

Can Value-Added Models Handle the Transition to the Common Core?

Sociologist Aaron M. Pallas says that we may soon begin seeing wide descrepencies in student test scores across districts as a result of the Common Core State Standards.

February 08, 2013

Are Schools 'Boy-Averse'?

A new research study looks at why boys tend to get lower grades than girls.

January 16, 2013

Research Review: Teacher Expectations Matter

A research review by the Education Commission of the States finds that teachers' expectations—often based on factors including race, ethnicity, and family income levels—can significantly affect students' academic performance.

October 01, 2012

Is Jonathan Kozol Too Gloomy?

Jonathan Kozol, at age 76, has new book out entitled Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America. In it, he looks yet again—reportedly in career-summation mode—at the devastating consequences of America's failure to provide equitable educational opportunities in disadvantaged neighborhoods.

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