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Discredited and broke, the school privatizer found an unlikely white knight.

If only they are bold enough, Democrats can win on their own wedge issues.

A questionable plan to wire poor schools has turned into a business boondoggle.

Zero tolerance policies have created a "lockdown environment" in schools.

If "no child left behind" meant what it said, it would offer help, not
sanctions.

Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom have long been pillars of highbrow
conservatism in America.

Devising a fair federal policy for higher education would not be hard.

Used to be, nearly everyone--Democrat or Republican--loved Head Start,
the federal preschool program for kids from low-income families. And why
not?

Sit in classrooms, eat in lunchrooms, romp on playgrounds and wander the
hallways in randomly selected public schools in America: It's right
here, in the nation's increasingly segregated and as

In October 1968, at the height of the Ocean Hill-Brownsville crisis, New
York Mayor John Lindsay got heckled off the stage at a synagogue in
Brooklyn.

Blogs

Would the European high school apprenticeship model work in the United States?

April 19, 2012

The beloved education theorist talks about Teach for America, the intelligence of poor children, and how her own work has been misinterpreted. 

March 19, 2012

Teachers' union leader Randi Weingarten discusses how Shanghai, Singapore and other nations are improving teaching without overemphasizing student testing. Is the Obama administration listening? 

March 16, 2012

Bill Gates and Wendy Kopp agree: the volatile data reports unfairly shame teachers.

February 24, 2012

From drop-outs to teachers, dId the president’s State of the Union school reform proposals make any sense?

January 25, 2012

New research shows teachers with high test scores help kids get to college and avoid teen pregnancy. What should this mean for teacher evaluation and pay? 

January 15, 2012

New research shows teachers with high test scores also help kids get to college and avoid teen pregnancy. But what does it mean for teacher evaluation and pay? 

January 15, 2012

Why gendered toys really matter: they influence the careers kids choose later on.

December 30, 2011

As in the United States, many Mexican education reformers focus on teachers' unions--but both countries need a broader public schools agenda.

November 10, 2011

Denver's contest for local school board seats has already cost $600,000, as big-money backers of school privatization, charters and “choice” try to buy control of education policy.

October 21, 2011