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Michael Petrilli

Oklahoma May Be First to Really Dump Common Core

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 08.10.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Governor Mary Fallin is restoring some order. And wonder of all wonders, State Superintendent Janet Baresi appears to be following along.

Fordham's Mike Petrilli: Selling Common Core in States With Better Standards

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

The Fordham Institute takes its Common Core State Standards (CCSS) "tracking" seriously -- to the point of manipulating states with standards that it graded as "superior" to CCSS into clinging to CCSS.

Gates Money and Common Core -- Part IV

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Mercedes Schneider

This post is a continuation of a series I am writing on Bill Gates' funding specifically for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. And now, for my fourth installment: Universities that have accepted Gates money earmarked for CCSS implementation.

Joy Resmovits

Glenda Ritz Defeats Republican Schools Chief In Indiana Upset

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.07.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- When Indiana won the "Education Reform Idol" competition organized by the right-wing think tank Thomas B. Fordham Institute, it was policy...

Feds Open $400 Million Education Grant Competition To 'Anemic' Response

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 08.12.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to build on state-level reforms aimed at closing the education achievement gap, the Education Department opened its Race to the T...

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

Tradeoffs: Reduce Class Sizes Or Increase Teacher Pay?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Every morning at PS 148 in East Elmhurst, Queens, teacher Monique Bertolotti greets her 27 third graders, who speak English as a second la...

Joy Resmovits

No A+ Student Left Behind?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education

In the eyes of Michael Petrilli, education discussions and policies based on the disparity in performance between subgroups of U.S. students -- known ...