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Common Core Needs a Team Effort

John Thompson | Posted 09.09.2012 | Education
John Thompson

School systems must also be willing to address chronic absenteeism and chronic disorder before we can systematically teach for mastery.

Should Schools Alone Be Held Accountable For Student Achievement?

| Sarah Garland | Posted 01.31.2012 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. What if schools didn't have to work alone to improve student achievem...

Joy Resmovits

When Computers Become Classrooms

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.30.2011 | Education

The digital revolution has officially hit America's classrooms. As school districts nationwide cut back on essentials, three quarters of them plan ...

Extending the School Day

John Thompson | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education
John Thompson

Extending the school day, like schooling and like school reform, must be a story of addition and multiplication, not subtraction and division.

Joy Resmovits

Performance Still Dismal On National Math, Reading Tests

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.10.2012 | Education

Students performed marginally better over the last two years on the nation's most reliable math and reading exam, according to results released Tuesda...

Joy Resmovits

How Should Tests Measure Teachers?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.03.2011 | Education

When Secretary of Education Arne Duncan presented the Obama administration's reforms to teacher training programs before the D.C.-based think tank Edu...

Joy Resmovits

Charters, Choice, Teacher Quality: What The American Public Wants In Its Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education

During a year of turmoil, layoffs and wrangling over the hiring and firing of teachers, American appreciation for teachers reached an all-time high --...

Joy Resmovits

Duncan's Waiver Proposal Scales Back Federal Role In Education Standards Enforcement

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Much has been said about the ineffectiveness of No Child Left Behind, the sweeping, decade-old federal education law that uses student performance on...

Did Data-Driven Accountability Cause the Atlanta Cheating Scandal?

John Thompson | Posted 09.11.2011 | Education
John Thompson

It is a result of the situational ethics of today's accountability hawks. The end, of helping poor children, is used to justify disgusting means -- the intimidation of adults to the point where some break under the pressure.