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March 03, 2011

Generations Clash on School Choice

A recently rejected Virginia bill to give tax breaks to businesses for funding poor students' tuition to private schools—and the larger issue of school choice—has the state's black community divided, reports the Washington Post. According to the paper, members of older generations remembe...

February 07, 2011

Education Reform: Panacea or an Energy-Suck?

Alexander Russo over at This Week in Education writes that about five years into his ed reform coverage, he's had an epiphany: The major difference between "reformy types" and "career educators," he claims, is that the latter believe (not without reason) that reform could actually make things worse....

February 04, 2011

Merging School and Health Care

Here's something you probably didn't know: February is National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. To commemorate their 28 days, school-based health centers around the nation (of which there are more than 1,900) are inviting local and federal policymakers to tour their facilities, according ...

December 13, 2010

TFA and KIPP: How Much Do They Help?

Ed writers Jay Mathews and Valerie Strauss are having a spirited debate about Teach for America and the Knowledge is Power Program over at the Washington Post.

November 15, 2010

What About the 'Lottery' Losers?

A conversation with the stars of "The Lottery," a documentary about families hoping their children win spots at a successful Harlem charter school, fails to address the big-picture implications of school choice.

October 22, 2010

In 'Superman's' Shadow

A Pittsburgh high school that is singled out for criticism in the film "Waiting for Superman" is working to salvage its reputation.

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