More than 500 education researchers around the country have signed an open letter to Congress and the Obama administration about how the No Child Left Behind law should be rewritten, saying that they “strongly urge departing from test-focused reforms that not only have been discredited for high-stakes decisions, but also have shown to widen, not close, gaps and inequities.”Read full article >>
Officials in Arizona are battling over control of the Board of Education and the state’s schools, just one example of an increasingly fractious landscape of state education politics.
The students gathered in the historic Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House, a white clapboard building that forms the heart of the Quaker school. Normally, this was a time for quiet reflection and discussion of high school concerns like the quality of cafeteria food, driver’s education and pep rallies.Read full article >>
Is teaching more like basketball, or more of an individual team sport, like baseball? And why does it matter? This post looks at the nature of teaching in an unconventional way that informs the national discussion about school reform and its focus on recruiting and retaining great teachers. This post, which I am publishing with permission, was written by Esther Quintero, a senior fellow at the nonprofit Albert Shanker Institute, and it first appeared on the institute’s blog.Read full article >>
The Obama administration on Friday said legislation passed this week by Republicans on the House education panel would rob vital federal dollars from the nation’s poorest schools and redirect them to wealthier schools.Read full article >>
A concern for the environment has shaped the studies and career goals of Alex Wheatley, a forward for No. 16 Princeton, the only undefeated women’s Division I basketball team.
The great New York Times reporter David Carr passed away Thursday night at the age of 58. In 2010, I interviewed Carr about his views on his own education — both formal and informal — as part of a series of Q & As I was doing with people from different walks of life about education. Excerpts of our interview, which remain as interesting as when I first published them, are below.Read full article >>
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