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Colleges Might Not Be Ready For The Common Core

| Jon Marcus | Posted 07.23.2014 | College

America’s primary and secondary schools may be busy preparing for the onset of the Common Core standards, meant to better prepare students for colle...

Up To 50 Percent Of Teachers Quit Within Five Years, Says Report

| Alexandria Neason | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

Amid intense debate about new education standards, and teacher tenure and pay, the Alliance for Excellent Education has turned the focus to new teache...

Harvard And MIT Try To Play Down Low Completion Rates

| Jon Marcus | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

Long-anticipated research into massive open online courses taught by MIT and Harvard finds that, while very few participants complete these classes, m...

Turnaround School Ignores Misbehavior All Over Again because "That's What We Do"

John Thompson | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
John Thompson

I hope that the lesson emerges from Quitman, and similar turnarounds, that the better approach is to invest in socio-emotional supports, teaching children to be students, and thus laying the foundation for high-quality instruction.

Where Does A Teacher’s Dues Check Go?

| Sarah Darville | Posted 03.14.2013 | New York

Every two weeks, $49.89 is taken out of New York City teachers’ paychecks as union dues. Other jobs have different dues amounts, ranging from $24.95...

Teaching Meaning: The Struggle To Connect In Remote Alaskan Villages

| Sarah Garland | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Wagner Iworrigan, a 17-year-old high school senior on St. Lawrence Island in Alaska, knows...

L.A.'s College-Prep Push Is Based On False Data

| Sarah Butrymowicz and Howard Blume | Posted 01.28.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Eleven years ago, the San Jose school district began requiring all students to pass the cl...

New Pressure On Colleges To Disclose Grads' Earnings

| Jon Marcus | Posted 01.17.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Joyce English was about to start studying toward an associate degree she hoped would lead ...

New Teacher Evaluation Systems In Tennessee Have Rough Road Ahead

| Sarah Garland | Posted 04.08.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. It is the first in a series in a collaboration between The Hechinger Report and Memphis Comme...

As Some Schools Plunge Into Technology, Poor Schools Are Left Behind

| Nick Pandolfo | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. CHICAGO -- On a recent Friday morning, 15-year-old Jerod Franklin stared at his hands as h...

In Global Education Race, U.S. Is Falling Behind

Justin Snider | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

For America to avert catastrophe and regain both its educational edge and economic dominance, how -- and how urgently -- must must U.S. higher education change?

Disproportionate Share of Turnaround Money Headed to High Schools

Sarah Garland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Garland

U.S. Department of Education is handing out $3.5 billion in grants to failing schools around the country. But when it comes to turning around high schools, educators admit that no one knows exactly what works.

Education news: Recess round-up has drama, politics and finance all in one

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Sawyers

A round-up of this week's education stories brought to you by The Hechinger Report. The word from Washington centered on the passage of an emerge...

Education News: Recess Round-Up

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan Sawyers

(Photo by DangApricot) A round-up of this week's education stories brought to you by The Hechinger Report. Education in our nation has at its hear...