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Posted Feb. 8, 2016

Finally, Denver Gets Its Due: The Top Choice in School Choice

Someone finally got it right on who’s got the best school choice system. Every now and again I’d come across a research paper that ranks big-city school districts on the system they have in place for families to find and apply to different schools—charter, magnet, and other types of “choice in” schools. But I usually don’t get too far into them, like not past #1. Because if it ain’t Denver, I stop reading. That’s more based…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Feb. 2, 2016

As the Dust Settles, Does Common Core Come Out on Top?

Last week, with relatively little coverage, two analyses were released that found the Common Core State Standards have had a profound national impact in raising…

By David Whitman

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Posted Jan. 4, 2016

America, We Do Not Have a ‘Too Much Homework’ Problem

If this op-ed from The New York Times is to be believed, American education suffers from placing overambitious expectations onto children, subjecting them to grueling…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Oct. 29, 2015

The Evidence Is In: Teach For America Teachers Are Still Making a Positive Impact in the Classroom

Mike Hansen at the Brookings Institute's Brown Center on Education Policy reports on some impressive findings from recent evaluations of Teach for America that run counter to recent narratives that the program's results are waning. Based on studies comparing TFA teacher performance to their peers in Miami and the Atlanta metro region, he finds that TFA teachers are making a positive and significant impact even as the program matures and…

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Posted Apr. 10, 2021

EXPLAINED: The American Rescue Plan Gives a Huge Boost to School Funding

What is the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021? You may have heard it as the “second big COVID stimulus,” but the actual name is…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Apr. 12, 2021

Science Is Finally Beating Covid. Now Let’s Give It a Chance to Help Kids Read.

Before the pandemic, approximately one million children, year in and year out, ended fourth grade at best barely able to read. It’s anyone’s guess what that number looks…

By Kate Walsh

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Posted Apr. 7, 2021

We Have No Idea What This Year Has Been Like for Our Kids

One year ago, my now-kindergartener left his bustling and diverse transitional kindergarten classroom with sensory learning areas designed for academic and social skills development to…

By Sonya Heisters

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