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National Education Policy Center

High-Quality Preschool Education Crucial To Economy, Society: Report

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

In a brief released Tueday, National Education Policy Center managing director Dr. William Mathis urges policymakers to invest in high-quality prescho...

Judge: NC Online Charter School Can't Open Without State Approval

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

By Wade Rawlins RALEIGH, N.C., June 29 (Reuters) - A judge said on Friday that a private company cannot open the first online charter ...

Joy Resmovits

Separate But Equal? Policy Brief Aims To Ensure Charter Schools Aren't.

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.24.2012 | Education

Charter schools often promise to bring greater equity to education, but a new brief starts with the assumption that they fall short in delivery -- and...

Can Corporate Sponsorship In Schools Can Harm Students?

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Joanna Lin | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. For schools facing shrinking budgets, a branded scoreboard on the football field or advertis...

New Study on Student Discipline: Black Kids Take It on the Chin

Peter Meyer | Posted 12.10.2011 | Education
Peter Meyer

As long as white people are writing the rules, interpreting them, and enforcing them, African Americans have something to worry about--and it's not segregation.

Minority Students Face Harsher Punishments, Report Shows

Posted 12.05.2011 | Education

Black and Latino students are disproportionately more likely to experience harsher punishments by schools for infractions and misbehaviors, according ...

Mold, Cancer, Viruses and... Walmart?

Kevin Welner | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education
Kevin Welner

In the end, I fear that students will indeed continue to be losers as our public schools are turned over to private corporations.

The L.A. Times Stands Behind Incorrect Teacher Ratings

Kevin Welner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kevin Welner

The L.A. Times has not been simply reporting on teacher evaluations or ratings. It has been creating them and publicizing them.

Why I Don't Trust Education Research

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alan Gottlieb

Staring a sentence with the words "research shows" is aimed at sticking a dagger in the heart of an opponent's argument. Increasingly, though, I am finding reasons not to trust education research.

How Do Successful School Systems Treat Teachers?

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sabrina Stevens

Unlike our international peers, Americans don't consider teaching a prestigious profession or even much of a profession at all.