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Class Struggle: May 10, 2009 - May 16, 2009

AP and Honors in the Same Class

As those of us in the newspaper business have discovered to our misfortune, productive original thinking is hard, and rare. Even after the Internet began to nibble at our toes, we couldn’t come up with a way to do our...

By Washington Post editors  |  May 15, 2009; 3:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Extra Credit: Providing Equal Access to Full-Day Kindergarten

In the education-reform shopping mall, the product moving fastest off the shelves appears to be early-childhood programs. Florida voters were so eager for pre-kindergarten classes that they passed a statewide ballot measure they could not afford. Similar measures have...

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 14, 2009; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Extra Credit  | Tags: kindergarten  
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Jay on the Web: A Libertarian View on Fixing the Nation's Schools

Jay's recent column on ways to fix the nation's schools drew a strong reaction from the libertarian Cato Institute. Writing on Cato@Liberty, David Boaz argues the way to fix the nation's schools is to create competition: "Why don’t we...

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 13, 2009; 1:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Jay on the Web  
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Admissions 101: How qualified are AP teachers?

In Admissions 101, a conversation has been bubbling over the last week about the qualifications of most AP teachers. Patrickmattimore1 thinks teachers are well prepared: The College Board works hard to ensure that high-school teachers are qualified to teach AP...

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 12, 2009; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Admissions 101  | Tags: AP, teacher qualifications  
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A $100 Billion Question: How Best to Fix the Nation's Schools?

If you had $100 billion to fix our schools, what would you do? A surprisingly smart list of suggestions for the education portion of the federal stimulus money is circulating in the education policy world. A group of experts...

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 11, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  Metro Monday  
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