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Class Struggle: August 2, 2009 - August 8, 2009

The Best Classroom Teacher in America

I have spent more time in Room 56 of the Hobart Boulevard Elementary School in the last few years than any other classroom in America. It is an average-sized room — 25 by 30 feet — in an average Los...

By Steve Reiss  |  August 7, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Jay on the Web: A Teacher on Teaching to the Test

Writing on the web site When Falls the Coliseum, Jason Sterlace, a teacher, has an interesting take on an old Jay Mathews' column looking at the debate among educators over whether to teach a few subjects in-depth or cover a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 6, 2009; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Admissions 101: Boot the SAT?

Jay Mathews is looking for feedback over at Admissions 101: My latest online column addresses the growing trend of colleges telling many of their applicants they do not have to submit SAT or ACT scores. This is one of the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 4, 2009; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Admissions 101  | Tags: ACT, SAT, college admissions  
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One Woman's Fight For College

My July 27 Metro Monday column, "Do You know a High-Achieving Student Kept From College Because of Money," produced a deluge of emails. Did anyone find the kind of student I suggested did not exist, a gifted, motivated high school...

By Jay Mathews  |  August 3, 2009; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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IB Teacher Takes Risks, With Impressive Results

The nation's most important education policymakers are holding news conferences these days. President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan have announced that they want states to strengthen their standards so more students will be ready for college. Dozens of governors...

By Jay Mathews  |  August 3, 2009; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Metro Monday  
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