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Posted Aug. 31, 2016
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Education Polling: Are Americans Complacent, or Just Confused?

Opt-Out. Testing. Charters. Common Core. Closings. Accountability. Standards. Teacher Tenure. Teacher Pay. School Spending. If you’re in the education bubble,…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted July 26, 2016
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If Charter Schools Aren’t Public, Then Neither Are Elite Magnets

At a recent book club meeting, we were wrapping up a spirited discussion of James Baldwin’s “The Fire Next Time”…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted July 13, 2016
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Brave San Francisco Principals Defy Their School Board and Hire Teach For America Corps Members

A heartening bit of news came out of San Francisco this week for folks who are exhausted by the kneejerk…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted June 16, 2016
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Everything This NPR Podcast Got Wrong About School Closings

I’m a podcast junkie, and listen to them all the time—in the car, on the train, on a jog, walking…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted May 20, 2016
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You Can Try and Deny It, But Our Schools Need to Do Better Preparing Our Kids for College and Career

When you can’t kill the message, then kill the messenger. That seems to be the tack taken by education bloggers…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted May 13, 2016
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San Francisco, No One Wins When You Lose Teach For America

Teach For America haters, go ahead and crow all you like about the San Francisco School Board’s decision to bow…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted May 10, 2016
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INFOGRAPHIC: Not Ready for College

We are in the heart of college acceptance season, when millions of high school seniors choose which campus offers the…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted May 4, 2016
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This Is What Happens When Charter Schools Think Big

Match Beyond has a bodacious goal: To invent a college program that wipes out undergraduate debt and cures poverty. Not…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted Apr. 6, 2016
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College Remediation: Not Just a Problem for Those ‘Other’ Kids

This is college acceptance season, the weeks when millions of high school seniors pore over their offers and agonize about…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted Mar. 30, 2016
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When Common Core Research Makes Apples-to-Apples Comparisons Before the Fruit is Ripe

Common Core implementation is not an apples-to-apples comparison, or even an apples-to-oranges comparison. Rather it’s a big messy fruit salad, and unfortunately…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted Mar. 29, 2017
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If the Louisiana Governor Has His Way, High School Graduates Will Continue to Stay Stuck in Remedial College Courses

If Governor John Bel Edwards has his way today, setting higher goals for Louisiana students could be delayed by a year or two and possibly…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Mar. 29, 2017
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Betsy, Can We Really “Uber”-ize Public Education? Here’s Why That’s a Terrible Idea.

This morning, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered a keynote address at the Brookings Institution for the Center on Children and Families’ release of its fifth…

By Madison Gray

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Posted Mar. 29, 2017
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Coffee Break: E4E on Entering a New Chapter and Working on Reform From the Inside Out

Recently, the teacher-led reform group Educators for Excellence (E4E) announced a rebranding that includes an updated set of core principles and a new look for…

By Peter Cunningham

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