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Class Struggle: April 19, 2009 - April 25, 2009

Charter Schools’ Secret Weapon: Ivy Grads

I am ignorant of many things, but I think I know charter schools, particularly what makes the best ones successful. I have a new book out on that subject. I discuss the issue often in this column. For instance, in...

By Washington Post editors  |  April 24, 2009; 3:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Extra Credit: School Systems Aren't Always Educated on Home Schooling

Dear Extra Credit Readers: A home-schooling parent said that I could share her letter to Montgomery County School Superintendent Jerry D. Weast. It reveals that the misinformation home-schoolers have to deal with can sometimes come even from the county...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 23, 2009; 2:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Extra Credit  | Tags: Home school  
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A Debate Over Testing and Low Performing Students

In his column Monday, Jay focused on how D.C. schools may do a disservice to low performing students in their quest to pass the high stakes DC-CAS tests. The "More" Child blog has a bone to pick: Reading that, all...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 22, 2009; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jay on the Web  
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Schools May Pass High Stakes Tests, But Fail Low Performing Students

Sarah Fine, a 25-year-old English teacher at Cesar Chavez Public Charter School on Capitol Hill, vividly recalls a conference with the mother of a 10th-grader who read at a third-grade level. "Shawn is a real asset to our class because...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 20, 2009; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Metro Monday  | Tags: DC-CAS, low performing students  
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