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November 2014

Working for Superman: Texas Schools Turn to Hero Superintendents.

On a muggy August morning in 2012, school buses full of teachers, janitors, cooks and…

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July 2014

Sam Chaltain: The Problem with Obama’s Plan for Teachers.

On one level, today’s news that the Obama administration is ordering states to devise strategies…

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Largest U.S. Teachers Union Calls for Education Secretary Duncan to Resign.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s relations with teachers unions just got more difficult. Delegates of the…

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Bill Gates Needs to Drop His Common Core Obsession.

It’s hard to envision Bill Gates not getting exactly what he wants, or backing down…

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Margaret Spellings on the Future of Education

When I look ahead to the schools of 20 years from now, what I see…

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Arne Duncan Unveils 50-State Teacher-Equity Strategy

The U.S. Department of Education Monday detailed its long-awaited “50-state” strategy for putting some teeth…

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How College Remediation Rates Are Distorted — and Why.

Are a large percentage of high school graduates so unprepared for college when they get…

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Obama Administration Wants Better Teachers for Nation’s Poor Schools.

The Obama administration is ordering states to devise strategies to get better teachers into high-poverty…

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May 2014

The Irony in New Study That Bashes Popular Teacher Evaluation Method.

They just keep on coming. Last month, a report was released by the American Statistical…

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April 2014

Teachers Are Losing Their Jobs, but Teach for America’s Expanding. What’s Wrong With That?

This story was produced in collaboration with the Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news outlet…

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