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Entries by Tom Vander Ark from 03/2010

Carl Dorvil: A Great American Story (For Now)

| Posted 03.06.2010 | Politics

A Republican president thought it was a good idea to provide free tutoring to 500,000 struggling low-income students. It would be a shame if a Democratic congress took all that away.

America Took a Big Step Yesterday

| Posted 03.11.2010 | Politics

Yesterday, the Common Core State Standards were released to a decidedly mixed buzz. But before the carping reaches a fever pitch, it must be said: this is good and important work.

Flatlining Schools; Tinkering Won't Work

| Posted 03.26.2010 | Politics

Leading the world in college completion will require a new generation of tools and schools; that will require an education sector open to investment and innovation. But perhaps even more important, it will take a sense of imagination.