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This State Education Commissioner REALLY Wants Kids To Read

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.30.2013 | Good News

Rhode Island teachers and administrators are serious about reading. Last year, the principal of a Rhode Island elementary school ate a worm after t...

Twilight for Education Policy's Idols

Conor Williams | Posted 07.27.2011 | Education
Conor Williams

It's hard to notice when we've let our admiration for our favorite education prophets push us to intellectual dishonesty, but hard things are usually the things most worth doing.

POLL: Should Students Be Required To Pass An Exit Exam To Graduate?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

By 2012, three-quarters of the nation's schools will require students to pass a high school graduation test to earn a diploma. This growing trend has...

Should There Be A Hierarchy Of Diplomas Based On Test Scores?

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) -- Rhode Island Education Commissioner Deborah Gist (GHIST) is backing off her plan to establish a three-tiered diploma system for...