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Debating Massachusetts; scaling up KIPP; practice-based teacher training; alternative certification; for-profits in Philadelphia; selling success; teacher co-ops

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Choice international; IES; Milwaukee finance; home schooling; alternative certification; union watch

Choice international; IES; Milwaukee finance; home schooling; alternative certification; union watch

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Front-loading teacher pay; California home schooling; paying students for test scores; academics and discipline; technology education for teachers

Front-loading teacher pay; California home schooling; paying students for test scores; academics and discipline; technology education for teachers

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Disrupting class; Governor Schwarzenegger; Reading First; New York City charters;wrong numbers; charter sector

Disrupting class; Governor Schwarzenegger; Reading First; New York City charters;wrong numbers; charter sector

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Checking NYC’s Facts

New York’s adequacy case; underground education; North Carolina charters; the Bloomberg revolution

New York’s adequacy case; underground education; North Carolina charters; the Bloomberg revolution

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Catholic schools; teacher dispositions; private placements; teacher certification

Catholic schools; teacher dispositions; private placements; teacher certification

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Teacher Certification; Adequacy Studies; National Standards; Restructuring Questions; Spotlight on Newark; Kids and Exercise

Teacher Certification; Adequacy Studies; National Standards; Restructuring Questions; Spotlight on Newark; Kids and Exercise

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Teacher Gender; Hope in New Orleans; Miracle Math; PE in Schools; Newark's Cory Booker; National Standards

Teacher Gender; Hope in New Orleans; Miracle Math; PE in Schools; Newark’s Cory Booker; National Standards

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Thomas Payzant; union politics; Jack Jennings; high school; keeping Christians out

The Bostonian Tom Payzant had an extraordinary ten-year run as superintendent of schools in Boston, as described in Alexander Russo’s fine story (“The Bostonian,” features, Summer 2006). Although it’s hard to remember now, Boston public schools were in free fall a decade ago, with a dysfunctional school committee, a series of short-term superintendents, and a […]

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RAND versus Hanushek, educational McCarthyism, & more

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A-plus for Florida?

A-Plus for vouchers? In “The Looming Shadow“ (Research, Winter 2001), Jay P. Greene of the Manhattan Institute examines whether the threat of vouchers under Florida’s A-Plus program forced the state’s failing schools to improve. The A-Plus program is essentially a top-down accountability system with a voucher add-on. The state grades schools from A to F […]

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AFT and NCATE respond

The AFT responds The American Federation of Teachers’ report Do Charter Schools Measure Up? has been sharply criticized by special-interest groups advocating on behalf of charter schools. In “Lobbying in Disguise” (Check the Facts, Winter 2003), Robert Maranto joins this discordant chorus. But Maranto and the AFT agree on a number of points: • Charter […]

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Vouchers in the courts; disabilities and the SAT; teacher pay

Vouchers in the courts; The SAT; Licensing leaders; Teacher pay; The Asian-white gap

Vouchers in the courts James E. Ryan provides a balanced and comprehensive description of the next round in the legal fight over vouchers (“The Neutrality Principle,” Feature, Fall 2003). State constitutional provisions serve as the most immediate impediment to voucher programs that include religious schools. The assumption had long been that state courts are free […]

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The costs of No Child Left Behind; choosing teachers

Costly estimates In the article “Exploring the Costs of Accountability” (Feature, Spring 2004), James Peyser and RobertCostrell discuss the critical question in  K–12 education finance today: How much will it cost for a school with a particular set of student needs to meet a state’s expectations for performance? Over the past several years our firm […]

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NCLB in Worcester; multiple intelligences

How many intelligences?

How many intelligences?

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Supplemental services; keeping good teachers

Siobhan Gorman’s “Selling Supplemental Services” (Feature, Fall 2004) was informative and engaging, but, like much of the discussion on the subject, it furthers a theme that school districts are the “bad guys.”

Siobhan Gorman’s “Selling Supplemental Services” (Feature, Fall 2004) was informative and engaging, but, like much of the discussion on the subject, it furthers a theme that school districts are the “bad guys.”

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Getting the Right Principals

Educating principals; unflagging the SATs; charter schools; more Mel Levine; the inequity of adequacy

Educating principals; unflagging the SATs; charter schools; more Mel Levine; the inequity of adequacy

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