Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including two who've been vocal on the ESEA rewrite, are former teachers.
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July 18, 2013
June 24, 2013
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
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
Are testing systems to blame?
March 28, 2013
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
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
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
A new research study looks at why boys tend to get lower grades than girls.
January 16, 2013
A research review by the Education Commission of the States finds that teachers' expectationsoften based on factors including race, ethnicity, and family income levelscan significantly affect students' academic performance.
October 01, 2012
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 againreportedly in career-summation modeat the devastating consequences of America's failure to provide equitable educational opportunities in disadvantaged neighborhoods.