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How Bill Gates misinterprets ed facts

Richard Rothstein explains just how wrong Bill Gates is in his school reform prescriptions, which are based "on the misrepresentation of one fact, the misinterpretation of another and the demagogic presentation of a third." But his specific prescriptions, and the urgency he attaches to them, are based on the misrepresentation of one fact, the misinterpretation of another and the demagogic presentation of a third. It is remarkable that someone associated with technology and progress should have such a careless disregard for accuracy when it comes to the education policy in which he is now so deeply involved.c

By Valerie Strauss  | March 11, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, School turnarounds/reform  | Tags:  bill gates, naep, richard rothstein, student achievement, student progress, teacher development, teacher evaluation, the washington post, washington post op-ed  
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The Michigan Fish Test and school reform

Educator Larry Ferlazzo explains what school reformers could learn from the Michigan Fish Test: a little humility. (What's the Michigan Fish Test? Read on.)

By Valerie Strauss  | March 11, 2011; 4:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Larry Ferlazzo  | Tags:  larry ferlazzo, michelle rhe, michigan fish test, school reform, studentsfirst  
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Philosophical proof: Why testing obsession is nutty

Here a longtime educator and philosophy major presents a philosophical argument that she says proves that today's relentless focus on standardized test scores is crazy.

By Valerie Strauss  | March 10, 2011; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, School turnarounds/reform  | Tags:  biodiversty, homeschooling, philosophical proofs, philosophy, school reform, standardized test scores, standardized testing  
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Teach for America alum: Where TFA falls short

A Teach for America alumnus writes about why the organization must modernize: "With its emphasis on gains that can be measured on traditional paper and pencil assessments, Teach For America is reinforcing 20th century modes of teaching, thinking, and learning."

By Valerie Strauss  | March 9, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Teachers  | Tags:  21st century classrooms, teach for america, teachers  
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Ravitch: Jon Stewart and other education heroes

Education historian Diane Ravitch: "There really is a bipartisan consensus on education reform. It happens to be the Republican agenda of the past 30 years, minus the Republicans' traditional contempt for federal control of education policy. Where did the Democratic agenda go?"

By Valerie Strauss  | March 8, 2011; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
Categories:  Diane Ravitch, Guest Bloggers  | Tags:  angry curds, charter schools, diane ravitch, education reformers, gov. jeb bush, high-stakes testing, jon stewart, jon stewart and wisconsin, matt damon, merit pay, obama and bush, piers morgan, school reform, teacher assessment, vouchers, wisconsin, wisconsin protests, wisconsin teachers  
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Why schools should try things not "research-based"

A buzz phrase in schools across the country has become "research-based best practices" -- but sometimes schools may need to try things that have no evidence base.

By Valerie Strauss  | March 8, 2011; 3:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers  | Tags:  20th century schools, 21st century classroom, best practices, education buzzwords, research-based  
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Why Bill Gates is wrong on class size, Valerie Strauss , March 5, 2011
Why homework is counterproductive , Valerie Strauss , March 4, 2011
Value-added assessment: Theory vs practice, Valerie Strauss , March 3, 2011
The Bill Gates problem in school reform, Valerie Strauss , March 2, 2011
The fight over teaching evolution, climate change, Valerie Strauss , March 1, 2011
Ravitch: 'A moment of national insanity', Valerie Strauss , March 1, 2011
Debating Michelle Rhee, Valerie Strauss , February 28, 2011
'Brain-based' education: Run from it, Valerie Strauss , February 28, 2011
2 false claims that drive school reform, Valerie Strauss , February 27, 2011
D.C. reaches pre-school milestone , Valerie Strauss , February 26, 2011
Open letter to residents of Wisconsin, Valerie Strauss , February 25, 2011
The day all the public schools died, Valerie Strauss , February 24, 2011
Why politicians should spend time at school, Valerie Strauss , February 23, 2011
David vs. Goliath: The battle over public education, Valerie Strauss , February 23, 2011
The meaning of Michelle Rhee, Valerie Strauss , February 22, 2011
Ravitch: Why should teachers have unions?, Valerie Strauss , February 22, 2011
A salvage operation for public education, Valerie Strauss , February 19, 2011
Dawn of the dumbest school data, Valerie Strauss , February 18, 2011
4 concerns about Michelle Rhee, Valerie Strauss , February 16, 2011
Ravitch: The Problem with Teach For America, Valerie Strauss , February 15, 2011
Why teacher bashing is dangerous, Valerie Strauss , February 14, 2011
Veteran teacher: My problem(s) with Teach For America, Valerie Strauss , February 13, 2011
Why our metrics for quality are not objective, Valerie Strauss , February 11, 2011
Principal: Congress gets it wrong again, Valerie Strauss , February 10, 2011
Ravitch: Public schools are not chain stores , Valerie Strauss , February 9, 2011
How can we fairly assess teachers, students, schools?, Valerie Strauss , February 8, 2011
Taming teacher turnover: A lesson from Oakland, Valerie Strauss , February 7, 2011
What football can teach school reformers , Valerie Strauss , February 5, 2011
Common Core Standards: Implications for instruction , Valerie Strauss , February 4, 2011
Why aren't public school parents protesting?, Valerie Strauss , February 3, 2011
The Bartleby Project, Valerie Strauss , February 2, 2011
Democracy in schools: Preached but not practiced, Valerie Strauss , January 30, 2011
On this we should agree, Valerie Strauss , January 28, 2011
Teachers and nanny cams: Compliance vs. trust, Valerie Strauss , January 25, 2011
Test scores and economic competitiveness, Valerie Strauss , January 24, 2011
Teacher: The worst of "best practices", Valerie Strauss , January 24, 2011
How about a 21-hour school day?, Valerie Strauss , January 22, 2011
Testing the Common Core Standards, Valerie Strauss , January 21, 2011
Policing the rush to charter schools, Valerie Strauss , January 20, 2011
The case against NCLB reauthorization, Valerie Strauss , January 19, 2011
Videotaping teachers the right way (not the Gates way), Valerie Strauss , January 18, 2011
Education 'Inception' and Michelle Rhee's wrong idea, Valerie Strauss , January 15, 2011
The biggest flaw in Gates value-added study, Valerie Strauss , January 14, 2011
Joel Klein's snow job, Valerie Strauss , January 11, 2011
Has American education peaked?, Valerie Strauss , January 10, 2011
More questions for KIPP, Valerie Strauss , January 10, 2011
KIPP responds to criticism on attrition rates, Valerie Strauss , January 10, 2011
What really helped Florida's test scores, Valerie Strauss , January 7, 2011
Resolutions someone should make for 2011, Valerie Strauss , January 5, 2011
Myths and realities about KIPP, Valerie Strauss , January 4, 2011
The "bad teacher" bogeyman and its consequences, Valerie Strauss , January 3, 2011
Ravitch takes stock of education in 2010, Valerie Strauss , December 28, 2010
Willingham: 3 brain facts every educator should know , Valerie Strauss , December 27, 2010
Who in education says 'oops'?, Valerie Strauss , December 27, 2010
How the banned student play was created, Valerie Strauss , December 26, 2010
The line between sacred and secular in school, Valerie Strauss , December 24, 2010
Bring back shop class, Valerie Strauss , December 22, 2010
'Burn and churn' among charter school principals, Valerie Strauss , December 19, 2010
Will firing 5-10 percent of teachers make us Finland?, Valerie Strauss , December 18, 2010
The carrot, the stick ... or something else?, Valerie Strauss , December 17, 2010
Standardized snake oil -- Brady, Valerie Strauss , December 15, 2010
The 'Parent Trigger' doesn't help schools or parents, Valerie Strauss , December 14, 2010
What Norway (not Finland) tells us about schools, Valerie Strauss , December 13, 2010
A Felliniesque education story, Valerie Strauss , December 13, 2010
'If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging', Valerie Strauss , December 11, 2010
Teachers: What we need to do to fix schools, Valerie Strauss , December 9, 2010
A primer on (and problems with) market-based reform, Valerie Strauss , December 8, 2010
Ravitch to Gates: Let's talk, Valerie Strauss , December 7, 2010
Willingham: Close to a magic bullet in education, Valerie Strauss , December 6, 2010
When teachers are their own worst enemies, Valerie Strauss , December 5, 2010
Meier: Partisan mindsets and teacher collegiality, Valerie Strauss , December 4, 2010
Time to pay attention to a reform that works, Valerie Strauss , December 3, 2010
A system to tell how your kid is doing in school, Valerie Strauss , December 2, 2010
First blame the teachers, then the parents, Valerie Strauss , December 1, 2010
Early college admissions applicants: Have a Plan B , Valerie Strauss , November 30, 2010
Why non-educator school chiefs aren't the answer, Valerie Strauss , November 28, 2010
The mismatch between Duncan's words, actions, Valerie Strauss , November 24, 2010
The social cost to academic achievement -- Willingham, Daniel Willingham , November 22, 2010
Hannah Arendt and the point of education, Valerie Strauss , November 22, 2010
Why teaching experience really matters, Valerie Strauss , November 20, 2010
The Matthew Effect, Plinko, and the achievement gap, Valerie Strauss , November 20, 2010
Kohn: What 'ready to learn' really means , Valerie Strauss , November 19, 2010
Teachers give 'Superman' director an earful, Valerie Strauss , November 18, 2010
Beyond the brain: Reading is a cultural activity, Valerie Strauss , November 17, 2010
The sad story of an L.A. school labeled 'failing', Valerie Strauss , November 17, 2010
Willingham: How 'mind-wandering' affects students, Valerie Strauss , November 15, 2010
Lisa Simpson and why reform isn't really reform, Valerie Strauss , November 15, 2010
Teacher: Data, my new dirty word, Valerie Strauss , November 13, 2010
A narcissistic approach to education reform , Valerie Strauss , November 12, 2010
What’s wrong with releasing names and scores?, Valerie Strauss , November 12, 2010
De-legitimizing public education, Valerie Strauss , November 11, 2010
Why the Education Dept. should be eliminated -- Wood, Valerie Strauss , November 10, 2010
Antidote to an educator’s depression, Valerie Strauss , November 9, 2010
Schools in a banana republic, Valerie Strauss , November 9, 2010
Willingham: What student athletes should know, Valerie Strauss , November 8, 2010
A 'doable' solution to teacher quality, Valerie Strauss , November 5, 2010
College admissions’ dirty little secrets, Valerie Strauss , November 4, 2010
Will new ed policy affect all districts equally?, Valerie Strauss , November 3, 2010
What Michelle Rhee did in D.C.: Point by point, Valerie Strauss , November 2, 2010
Rhee's testing legacy: An open question, Valerie Strauss , November 2, 2010
What other countries are really doing in education, Valerie Strauss , November 2, 2010
Willingham: How sugar really affects kids, Valerie Strauss , November 1, 2010
Teacher apologizes for achievement gap: 'My fault', Valerie Strauss , November 1, 2010
Is D.C.'s teacher evaluation system rigged?, Valerie Strauss , November 1, 2010
The importance of being unprincipled, Valerie Strauss , October 31, 2010
Waiting for sanity in education reform, Valerie Strauss , October 29, 2010
How to evaluate students: Look at their work, Valerie Strauss , October 28, 2010
Do we really need an ed 'enemies list'?, Valerie Strauss , October 28, 2010
Why are we failing in history, science education?, Valerie Strauss , October 28, 2010
"Superman' tells false story about Emily's school, Valerie Strauss , October 27, 2010
Ravitch on how wrong 'Superman' really is, Valerie Strauss , October 27, 2010
7 Class size myths -- and the truth, Valerie Strauss , October 27, 2010
Safety schools matter in college admissions, Valerie Strauss , October 26, 2010
Willingham: Is a paradigm shift really needed?, Valerie Strauss , October 25, 2010
The real effect of teachers union contracts, Valerie Strauss , October 25, 2010
Saving public education: the 'Dolly Solution', Valerie Strauss , October 24, 2010
Building teacher accountability from the ground up, Valerie Strauss , October 23, 2010
Kohn: The pretend reformers, Valerie Strauss , October 22, 2010
Afterschool programs in funding jeopardy, Valerie Strauss , October 21, 2010
Threats to school reform ... are within school reform, Valerie Strauss , October 20, 2010
Missing from reform debate: The power of caring, Valerie Strauss , October 19, 2010
Willingham: Should teachers be so important?, Valerie Strauss , October 18, 2010
Supt. Ackerman's critique of 'manifesto', Valerie Strauss , October 16, 2010
Are we still capable of educating for 'us-ness?' , Valerie Strauss , October 15, 2010
Radical idea: Public schools aren't an awful mess, Valerie Strauss , October 14, 2010
Ravitch: Charters are a lead bullet, Valerie Strauss , October 13, 2010
Teaching college kids to 'pilot their own helicopter' , Valerie Strauss , October 12, 2010
'Manifesto' should be resignation letter, Valerie Strauss , October 12, 2010
Willingham: 'Manifesto' more like a job wish list, Valerie Strauss , October 11, 2010
Using 'School Quality Reviews' to improve schools, Valerie Strauss , October 8, 2010
Down the education rabbit hole, Valerie Strauss , October 6, 2010
What public school teachers really need, Valerie Strauss , October 4, 2010
How to make schools safer for gay students , Valerie Strauss , October 4, 2010
Why won't Congress admit NCLB failed?, Valerie Strauss , October 1, 2010
Why kids shouldn't take SAT, ACT too early, Valerie Strauss , September 30, 2010
Willingham: 'Superman' is entertainment, nothing more, Valerie Strauss , September 27, 2010
What ‘Superman’ got wrong, point by point, Valerie Strauss , September 27, 2010
Will Rhee be a footnote in school reform history?, Valerie Strauss , September 26, 2010
Season of the education film: Do they help or hurt?, Valerie Strauss , September 25, 2010
Meier: White knights and false villains in education, Valerie Strauss , September 24, 2010
Ravitch: Why Fenty, Rhee really lost, Valerie Strauss , September 23, 2010
Schools should teach religion (now more than ever), Valerie Strauss , September 23, 2010
Are charter schools really innovative?, Valerie Strauss , September 22, 2010
Too many curricular aims creates assessment problems, Valerie Strauss , September 21, 2010
The danger of blaming schools for economic woes , Valerie Strauss , September 21, 2010
Willingham: Left/right brain theory is bunk, Valerie Strauss , September 20, 2010
Teacher: What my evaluation must include, Valerie Strauss , September 19, 2010
Ravitch: Why civil rights groups oppose the Obama agenda, Valerie Strauss , September 19, 2010
Schools would be great if it weren't for the kids , Valerie Strauss , September 17, 2010
How the ACT caught up with the SAT, Valerie Strauss , September 17, 2010
While we wait for ‘Superman,’ let's focus on teaching, Valerie Strauss , September 16, 2010
Study shows test score improvements, Valerie Strauss , September 16, 2010
Meier: Trust and skepticism in public schools, Valerie Strauss , September 15, 2010
Mass personalization: Is this good for education?, Valerie Strauss , September 15, 2010
About that Time magazine education poll, Valerie Strauss , September 14, 2010
A state ranking scandal: Not So Smart, ALEC, Valerie Strauss , September 14, 2010
Obama ed policy lacks scientific support -- Willingham, Valerie Strauss , September 13, 2010
Class size DOES matter after all, Valerie Strauss , September 13, 2010
Why we can't afford small classes anymore: One view, Valerie Strauss , September 10, 2010
An unusual introduction to Native American YA lit, Valerie Strauss , September 10, 2010
Why kids in school need to play, Valerie Strauss , September 10, 2010
Rhee in D.C.: The myth of the heroic leader, Valerie Strauss , September 9, 2010
Ravitch: Welcome back to school "reform", Valerie Strauss , September 8, 2010
The (D.C.) Odyssey, starring Rhee and Fenty, Valerie Strauss , September 7, 2010
The decade’s best education books?, Valerie Strauss , September 3, 2010
How much power should we give to ed data?, Valerie Strauss , September 2, 2010
How to help your child adapt to college life, Valerie Strauss , September 2, 2010
Why paying parents to attend school events is wrong , Valerie Strauss , September 1, 2010
Education implications of D.C. mayoral primary , Valerie Strauss , August 30, 2010
Getting real about social, emotional learning, Valerie Strauss , August 26, 2010
Why the National Writing Project should be saved, Valerie Strauss , August 26, 2010
'Impossible' working conditions for teachers, Valerie Strauss , August 25, 2010
How to give classrooms a mission, Valerie Strauss , August 23, 2010
As he heads to college, a freshman looks back, Valerie Strauss , August 21, 2010
Where’s the rigor in U.S. schools?, Valerie Strauss , August 20, 2010
A federal focus on high schools is long overdue, Valerie Strauss , August 19, 2010
Russo: The willy-nilly nature of teacher layoffs, Valerie Strauss , August 19, 2010
Should Rhee stay or go?, Valerie Strauss , August 18, 2010
The problem with abolishing the 'D', Valerie Strauss , August 18, 2010
The best kind of teacher evaluation, Valerie Strauss , August 17, 2010
Willingham: Can reformers control their own reforms?, Valerie Strauss , August 16, 2010
Dogs: An unusual guide to school reform, Valerie Strauss , August 12, 2010
The problem with ‘Race to the Top’ is the race, Valerie Strauss , August 11, 2010
Education Reformers vs. “New Reformers”, Valerie Strauss , August 9, 2010
Principal: Not the change I had in mind, Valerie Strauss , August 6, 2010
Ravitch: Mayoral control means zero accountability, Valerie Strauss , August 4, 2010
Ed policies ignore science on how/when kids learn, Valerie Strauss , August 2, 2010
Do we need another hero?, Valerie Strauss , July 31, 2010
Poverty, student achievement, HCZ: Berliner, Valerie Strauss , July 22, 2010
What does "charterness" mean, exactly?, Valerie Strauss , July 15, 2010
How we evaluate relief pitchers and teachers , Valerie Strauss , July 14, 2010
Say 'no' to college admissions creep, Valerie Strauss , July 13, 2010
The myth of teacher tenure , Valerie Strauss , July 13, 2010
The problem with linking phys ed to academics, Valerie Strauss , July 9, 2010
A tradeoff worth making for schools, Valerie Strauss , July 7, 2010
What Gandhi would think about “The Lottery”, Valerie Strauss , July 6, 2010
Is technology changing our brains? -- Willingham, Valerie Strauss , July 5, 2010
Reality check on school accountability movement, Valerie Strauss , July 2, 2010
New analysis of achievement gap: ½ x ½ = 1½, Valerie Strauss , June 29, 2010
Extremism in school reform is not a virtue, Valerie Strauss , June 25, 2010
Principal: How to REALLY turn around a school, Valerie Strauss , June 24, 2010
Understanding ADHD -- Willingham, Valerie Strauss , June 21, 2010
Why fun is important in learning -- Part 2, Valerie Strauss , June 15, 2010
A school that did the right thing, Valerie Strauss , June 6, 2010
Even lousy summer internships can be useful, Valerie Strauss , May 28, 2010
Postcards to Mrs. Obama: End high-stakes testing, Valerie Strauss , May 27, 2010
Ravitch's 10 reasons to 'no' to Race to the Top, Valerie Strauss , May 26, 2010
Obama’s mistake with technology in ed reform, Valerie Strauss , May 20, 2010
Is education research all dreck? -- Willingham, Valerie Strauss , May 17, 2010
Literacy kudzu, Valerie Strauss , May 15, 2010
When test scores no longer matter, Valerie Strauss , May 13, 2010
Goodlad: How to help our schools -- Part 3, Valerie Strauss , May 12, 2010
How to get the right college roommate , Valerie Strauss , May 10, 2010
How Obama should set literacy goals, Valerie Strauss , May 6, 2010
How U.S. school reform is linked to UK vote, Valerie Strauss , May 6, 2010
Goodlad: Straight Talk About Schools, Part 2, Valerie Strauss , May 5, 2010
Deborah Meier's education advice to Obama, Valerie Strauss , May 4, 2010
Willingham: About poverty and school success, Valerie Strauss , May 3, 2010
Are ed reformers ignoring American values?, Valerie Strauss , April 30, 2010
College choice: Not a one-size-fits-family deal, Valerie Strauss , April 29, 2010
How to measure student growth, Valerie Strauss , April 28, 2010
Senior slump: A cautionary tale , Valerie Strauss , April 24, 2010
Obama should call an education summit, Valerie Strauss , April 22, 2010
Did DOE get memo on school desegregation?, Valerie Strauss , April 19, 2010
An analysis of pay-for-grades schemes -- Willingham, Valerie Strauss , April 19, 2010
Choosing a college isn't about cachet, rankings, Valerie Strauss , April 14, 2010
New Harvard research on teacher effectiveness, Valerie Strauss , April 12, 2010
Rhee's biggest, and most costly, failing, Valerie Strauss , April 9, 2010
Obama ed "blueprint" will widen achievement gaps, Valerie Strauss , April 8, 2010
How to decide on a college, Valerie Strauss , April 6, 2010
Willingham: What NAEP reading scores really show, Valerie Strauss , April 5, 2010
Is it okay to double deposit at colleges? Part 1, Valerie Strauss , April 1, 2010
Closing the school-to-prison pipeline, Valerie Strauss , March 31, 2010
Researchers take new look at teenage brain, Valerie Strauss , March 30, 2010
Willingham: Feds should leave ed policy to states, Valerie Strauss , March 29, 2010
Broaddus--The limits of proxies in college apps, Valerie Strauss , March 29, 2010
Less Testing, More Learning , Valerie Strauss , March 28, 2010
Diane Ravitch didn’t make a U-turn--Senechal, Valerie Strauss , March 25, 2010
Parents spending time with kids: Good and bad news, Valerie Strauss , March 25, 2010
Willingham on Obama's vision for education, Valerie Strauss , March 22, 2010
A principal critiques Obama’s education plan, Valerie Strauss , March 18, 2010
Willingham on school choice, Valerie Strauss , March 15, 2010
Why Obama should invest in teachers, Valerie Strauss , March 12, 2010
Helping students know what they don’t know-Part 3, Valerie Strauss , March 11, 2010
Shalala outlines benefits of new GI Bill , Valerie Strauss , March 9, 2010
Campus visiting season begins at spring break, Valerie Strauss , March 5, 2010
'Intelligences' misunderstood, Valerie Strauss , March 1, 2010
For seniors, March is most anxious month, Valerie Strauss , March 1, 2010
Falling into a ditch, Valerie Strauss , February 26, 2010
Schools need to step up obesity fight , Valerie Strauss , February 26, 2010
The hype of 'value-added' in teacher evaluation, Valerie Strauss , February 25, 2010
Willingham: Why goals matter in education , Valerie Strauss , February 22, 2010
The six standards of school quality, Valerie Strauss , February 19, 2010
The trouble with algebra, Valerie Strauss , February 18, 2010
Willingham: In defense of measurement , Valerie Strauss , February 15, 2010
New study looks at segregation in charter schools, Valerie Strauss , February 9, 2010
Education research needs more retractions, Valerie Strauss , February 8, 2010
Willingham: On Susan Engel, Valerie Strauss , February 5, 2010
Achievement gap among best and brightest, Valerie Strauss , February 4, 2010
Willingham: 'Race to Top' a doomed bribery scheme, Valerie Strauss , February 1, 2010
Newbery winner: How author was discovered, Valerie Strauss , January 27, 2010
Firing teachers, Valerie Strauss , January 26, 2010
Willingham: 'A terrible idea', Valerie Strauss , January 25, 2010
Teaching without gimmicks, Valerie Strauss , January 22, 2010
Writing for knowledge , Valerie Strauss , January 21, 2010
Research on school burnout, Valerie Strauss , January 19, 2010
Broaddus: Reading college applications, Valerie Strauss , January 19, 2010
Willingham: Textbooks too much, Valerie Strauss , January 18, 2010
Best education blogs for 2010, Valerie Strauss , January 15, 2010
All-Day or Half-Day Kindergarten?, Valerie Strauss , January 12, 2010
Willingham: The zeitgeist of reading instruction, Valerie Strauss , January 11, 2010
Brady: The education reform train is off track , Valerie Strauss , December 23, 2009
Cuban: School teachers as politicians, Valerie Strauss , December 22, 2009
A different view on the value of tracking students, Valerie Strauss , December 22, 2009
Book Whisperer: Are good readers born or made?, Valerie Strauss , December 15, 2009
Willingham: Does chaos at home lower a kid's IQ?, Valerie Strauss , December 14, 2009
Willingham: An online teaching surprise, Valerie Strauss , December 7, 2009
Brady on Education Reform: Ignoring the Obvious , Valerie Strauss , December 3, 2009
Willingham: We have math standards, but now what?, Valerie Strauss , November 16, 2009
Hall of Shame: Willingham uses science to blast 'eyeQ' , Valerie Strauss , November 10, 2009
The rush to hold kids back – does it make sense?, Valerie Strauss , November 9, 2009
Educator: 'Race to the Top's' 10 false assumptions, Valerie Strauss , October 23, 2009
Willingham: Is School About Learning or About Grades?, Valerie Strauss , October 19, 2009
Trachtenberg: New Year’s Greetings 5770, Valerie Strauss , September 27, 2009
THE LIST: Readers Sound Off About Facebook, Valerie Strauss , September 25, 2009
High School Senior Tells Adults: Get Off Facebook!, Valerie Strauss , September 24, 2009
Willingham: Student "Learning Styles" Theory Is Bunk, Valerie Strauss , September 14, 2009
TRACHTENBERG: What Is a College Education For?, Valerie Strauss , September 10, 2009
 
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