No Common Opinion on the Common Core

Also teacher grades, school choices, and other findings from the 2014 EdNext poll. Full results also available at education

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Beyond the Factory Model

Oakland teachers learn how to blend

Civil Rights Enforcement Gone Haywire

The federal government’s new school-discipline policy

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Expand Your Reach

New-world role combines coaching teachers and teaching students

Reporting Opinion, Shaping an Agenda

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Catholic School Closures and the Decline of Urban Neighborhoods

A review of ‘Lost Classroom, Lost Community’ by Margaret F. Brinig and Nicole Stelle Garnett

Learning in the Digital Age

Better educational apps are coming

Charters Should Be Expected to Serve All Kinds of Students

Part of the forum: Should Charter Schools Enroll More Special Education Students?


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Comparing PDK and Education Next Polls

Differences between the two polls derive from the questions that are asked and the way in which they are posed.

What Is Going On at Success Academy?

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The Public Turns Against Teacher Tenure

8/19/14 | Wall Street Journal

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No Common Opinion on the Common Core

Education Next

In a new survey, Americans give 13% of teachers in their local school district a D and 9% an F. The results of the survey are discussed at greater length in an essay in Ed Next.

Kids' Brains Reorganize When Learning Math Skills

8/18/14 | ABC News

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An A-Maze-ing Approach To Math

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Stanford researchers have found a difference between the brains of kids who solve basic math problems by counting and the brains of kids who were able to retrieve the answers from their memory. Whether kids should be drilled on math facts is still a matter of debate in the math education world.

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What We’re Watching: The Vergara Fight Goes Coast to Coast

Mike Petrilli and Mike McShane discuss the spread of legal challenges to state laws governing teacher tenure, dismissal, and seniority.

What We’re Listening To: A Tale of Two Polls

A story on NPR’s Morning Edition looks into why two new surveys come to different conclusions about the extent of support for the Common Core.

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Support for Common Core Slips, But Majority of Public Still In Favor

2014 EdNext poll finds while the public, on average, gives 50% of teachers in their local schools an A or a B grade, 22% are given a D or an F

Student Achievement Gains at KIPP Schools Cannot Be Explained by Student Attrition

Study finds students are similar to those in other local schools and most patterns of attrition are no different


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