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Why Bill Gates is wrong on class size

A veteran teacher explains why a proposal by Bill Gates to selectively increase class size doesn't make any educational or financial sense.

By Valerie Strauss  | March 5, 2011; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
Categories:  Anthony Cody, Guest Bloggers  | Tags:  anthony cody, bill gates, class size, school reform  
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The fight over teaching evolution, climate change

A survey shows many biology teachers are afraid to teach evolution. A proposed law in Tennessee would require science educators to "teach the controversies" regarding evolution and climate change -- even though scientists don't think there is much controversy. What's going on in the world of science instruction?

By Valerie Strauss  | March 1, 2011; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Anthony Cody, Guest Bloggers, Science  | Tags:  climate change, evolution, global warming, intelligent design, science class, scopes trial, teaching climate change, teaching evolution, theory of evolution  
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How PS 22 chorus got to sing at Oscars

If you'd never heard of the fifth grade chorus of Public Schoo 22 in Staten Island, New York, you will now. The kids performed at the conclusion of the Academy Awards.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 28, 2011; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anthony Cody  | Tags:  academy awards, anne hathaway, glee club, ps 22, ps 22 academy awards, ps 22 chorus, somewhere over the rainbow  
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Veteran teacher: My problem(s) with Teach For America

A veteran teachers explains why he is troubled by Teach For America.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 13, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Anthony Cody, Guest Bloggers, Teachers  | Tags:  education, school reform, schools, teach for america, teacher development  
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How can we fairly assess teachers, students, schools?

Here's a discussion about education evaluation systems that don't obsess on standardized test scores.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 8, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Anthony Cody, Guest Bloggers, Standardized Tests, Teacher assessment  | Tags:  evauation systems, lesson study, national board certification, standardized tests, student assessment, teacher assessment, teacher qualifications  
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Taming teacher turnover: A lesson from Oakland

Here is one way that a school district worked to stop the drain of science teachers. The answer isn't paying them more if their students excel on standardized tests.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 7, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Anthony Cody, Guest Bloggers, Teachers  | Tags:  anthony cody, california education, california schools, education, oakland district, oakland schools, retaining teachers, schools, teacher attrition, teacher retention, teacher turnover, the answer sheet  
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The "bad teacher" bogeyman and its consequences, Valerie Strauss , January 3, 2011
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Schools in a banana republic, Valerie Strauss , November 9, 2010
 
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