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Differences between the two polls derive from the questions that are asked and the way in which they are posed.
New York’s latest round of state test results were released last week and the biggest news is the scores posted by Success Academy.
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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.
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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.
The divide between university research and craft knowledge developed by practitioners also contributes to the problem you eloquently describe in this article. If we could rotate each group into the other’s context for a year, we might see more practical research.
Mike Petrilli and Mike McShane discuss the spread of legal challenges to state laws governing teacher tenure, dismissal, and seniority.
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Huffington Post | 8/19/14
Support Slipping for Common Core, Especially Among Teachers, Poll Finds
Education Week | 8/19/14
Most Americans support national standards unless they're called Common Core. Time for rebranding?
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | 8/19/14
Poll: Common Core support among teachers plummets, with fewer than half supporting it
The Washington Post | 8/19/14
Survey: 1 in 5 public school teachers send kids to private schools
redefinED | 8/19/14
Spinning the Core, Again
Cato Institute | 8/19/14
As Common Core Support Falls, NYC Mayor Forges Ahead
Alexander Russo | 8/19/14
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io9.com | 8/14/14
Low rankings spread across all economic levels
Albuquerque Journal | 8/12/14
Study Finds U.S. Students Don't Match Up Regardless of Background
90.1 WABE Atlanta | 6/19/14
The fall of teachers unions
Politico | 6/13/14
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Education Week | 6/11/14
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