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The Idea charter network has six schools in the top 50 of the 2016 America’s Most Challenging High Schools list, pushing average students to meet the rigors of college-level courses.
Putting up barriers to eighth-grade algebra isn’t popular with parents seeking to accelerate math studies for their kids.
In various editions, a textbook elevates the Mali Empire to that of Greece and Rome.
A new report shows little change in student achievement. Supporters say the approach needs more time.
Students say they don’t have enough help from an adviser, and many don’t graduate.
Parent argues that third-grade book deprives kids of a solid grasp of U.S., world history.
Jay Mathews and Jim Horn take polar opposite views of the nation’s largest charter school network.
“Work Hard, Be Hard” offers a strongly anti-KIPP view that fails to explain its popularity and success.
More than five years after Michelle Rhee left D.C. Public Schools, her most unusual innovation will fall.
Many private colleges accept community college transfers, but the bad news outweighs the good.
Credit for a hearty effort matters, too.
U.S. and British labor unions whose pension funds own stock in Pearson, the world’s largest education company, are challenging what they say is the firm’s “over-reliance” on educational testing in the United States and plan to take up the issue at an April stockholders meeting. The coalition of unions — the British-based TU Fund Managers; […]
Pam Stewart, the education commissioner of Florida, said something recently that struck a bad note with a number of people in the state about what are known as “opt outs,” students who refuse to take state-mandated standardized tests used for “accountability” purposes. With the 2016 testing just starting, the Tampa Bay Times reported it this […]
Donald Trump is wrong about the Common Core State Standards — but, to be fair, he’s not the only candidate running for president who is. Repeatedly — in debates and speeches — Trump has said that “we are going into get rid of Common Core,” sometimes in response to questions about how he is going […]
Something happened a few months ago that went largely unnoticed in the world of education and beyond — but that could have important consequences for black students who want to go to college. Here is a post about the unfortunate demise of the National Achievement Scholarship Program, written by Marshall Shepherd and John A. Knox. […]
I’ve recently run two posts about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder that have proved to be popular with parents and teachers, many of whom don’t fully understand how ADHD affects kids. (You can read those posts here and here.) Here’s a new piece on common ADHD misperceptions, by Ned Hallowell, one of the country’s foremost experts on […]
The biggest news in Michigan in recent months has been the severe crisis over the lead-contaminated water in Flint that has poisoned residents, but the Detroit public school district has generated some of its own. Detroit teachers have been staging a series of sickouts to call attention to the appalling conditions of the public schools, […]