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States With The Best (And Worst) Schools

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

For years, American students have consistently ranked poorly compared to most developed nations. And according to a recently released study, the U.S. ...

Which Colleges Have Most Liberal, Conservative Alumni?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.17.2012 | College

What do Steve Jobs, designer Emilio Pucci and DJ pioneer Dr. Demento have in common? They all attended the school with the most liberal alumni -- R...

Competition and the Rising Cost of Higher Education

Bill Destler | Posted 11.10.2012 | College
Bill Destler

Now competition can be a good thing when it forces greater efficiencies and drives costs down, but in academia exactly the reverse seems to be happening.

In Best High Schools Lists, Numbers Don’t Tell All

The New York Times | Michael Winerip | Posted 08.04.2012 | Education

This is the time of year when the lists of best high schools in the United States are published. For anxious consumers, the number of lists can be dau...

Top Schools Deemed 'In Need Of Improvement' Under Federal Law

Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

Griffin Memorial School in Litchfield, N.H. had 91 percent of its elementary students score proficient or better on the state's reading exam last fall...

Bringing It Home

Harriet Sanford | Posted 05.22.2012 | Education
Harriet Sanford

The NEA Foundation and others are harnessing the power of parents in low-income schools through a transformative way of promoting involvement: school-sponsored home visits by teachers.

Faulty Data Wrongly Placed School Among Worst In State

Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

A Delaware middle school will no longer receive hundreds of thousands in additional funding after it was mistakenly named one of the worst schools in ...

The Cause and Effect Delusion in School Assessment

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

Perhaps the greatest fallacy in educational assessment is the nearly unchallenged idea that you can judge the quality of the process by the product.

Lucia Graves

House Education Chair: U.S. School System Is 'Failing Our Country'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. students ranked "average" in an international education assessment released on Tuesday, but House Education and Labor Chairman Geor...

America's Best High Schools

Newsweek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Public schools are ranked according to a ratio devised by Jay Mathews: the number of Advanced Placement, Intl. Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests ta...