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5 Things to Know about School Readiness

Author(s): 
Kelly Maxwell, Tamara Halle, and Nicole Forry
Published on: 
Wed, 09/25/2013

Market-Oriented Education Reforms' Rhetoric Trumps Reality:The Impact of test-based teacher evaluations, school closures and increased charter school access on student outcomes in Chicago, NYC, and D.C.

Author(s): 
Elaine Weiss, Don Long
Published on: 
Tue, 04/23/2013

The effects of top-down pressure from such federal educational policies as Race to the Top and No Child Left Behind are examined by the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education.

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NAEP Shows Most Students Lack Writing Proficiency

Published on: 
Sun, 09/23/2012
Media Source: 
Ed Week
After decades of paper-and-pencil tests, the new results from the “nation’s report card” in writing come from a computer-based assessment for the first time, but only about one-quarter of the 8th and

County, State Passing Rates Fall on New Math SOLs

Published on: 
Thu, 09/20/2012
Media Source: 
The Patch

Fairfax County Public Schools students largely outperformed their peers on the 2011-2012 Virginia Standard of Learning (SOL) tests, including on more rigorous state math standards introduced fo

Virginia to revise student achievement goals

Published on: 
Thu, 08/30/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Virginia intends to revise its new goals for student achievement in public schools, after state and federal officials agreed that those goals did not do enough to narrow the gap between student

Christina Nuckols: Setting new academic expectations

Published on: 
Sun, 08/19/2012
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When the No Child Left Behind law was passed in 2001, it was uplifting to think that someday every student in America might be able to achieve basic reading and math skills.

The hard bigotry of poverty: Why ignoring it will doom school reform

Published on: 
Tue, 08/07/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Post

This was written by Brock Cohen, a teacher and student advocate in the Los Angeles Unified School District who contends that we can no longer afford to trivialize the critical role that po

The Opportunity Gap

Published on: 
Wed, 07/11/2012
Media Source: 
New York Times

While most studies look at inequality of outcomes among adults and help us understand how America is coming apart, Putnam’s group looked at inequality of opportunities among children.

The 2012 Brown Center Report on American Education: How Well Are American Students Learning?

Published on: 
Sat, 02/18/2012

Despite all the money and effort devoted to developing the Common Core State Standards — not to mention the simmering controversy over their adoption in s

Occupy Kindergarten: The Rich-Poor Divide Starts With Education

Published on: 
Sat, 02/11/2012
Media Source: 
The Atlantic

Economic class is increasingly becoming the great dividing line of American education. The New York Times has published a

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