What We’re Watching: Not Just the Problems of Other People’s Children

A new study finds that U.S. schools do as badly at teaching students from better-educated families as they do at teaching students from less well-educated families.

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What We’re Watching: Closing Arguments in Vergara v. California

Students Matter has posted Marcellus McRae’s closing arguments in Vergara v. California, which challenges the state’s laws regarding teacher tenure, seniority and dismissal,

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What We’re Watching: What Does Common Core Implementation Look Like?

PBS NewsHour asked student reporters to interview their teachers about how their teaching is affected by the new standards.

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What We’re Listening To: Do Common Core Standards Really Matter?

Tom Loveless of Brookings on how the Common Core came about, why some are opposed to it , and what its impact will be on student achievement.

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What We’re Watching: What’s Driving Gains in Graduation Rates?

PBS NewsHour on a new report that finds that graduation rates have reached 80 percent.

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What We’re Listening To: How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free

The Kalamazoo Promise scholarship program is featured on NPR’s Morning Edition.

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What We’re Watching: Teachers Versus the Public

The Hoover Institution and PEPG live-streamed a discussion about Teachers Versus the Public: What Americans Think about Schools and How to Fix them, a new book by Paul E. Peterson, Michael Henderson and Martin R. West.

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What We’re Watching: Mike Petrilli talks Common Core on C-SPAN

Mike Petrilli appeared on Washington Journal to discuss the role of the Common Core in education policy and debates over the adoption of the standards in various states.

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What We’re Listening To: Texas Ten Percent Plan

The author of a new study on the impact of the Ten Percent plan on college enrollment talks with Houston Public Media.

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What We’re Watching: State Education Agencies: The Smaller the Better?

Fordham hosted a panel on April 24 to discuss whether SEAs should be shrunk and their responsibilities given to others.

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What We’re Watching: A Charter School Authorizer in Action

Watch the D.C. Public Charter School Board as it considers new charter school applications and other policies. Tonight’s meeting will be streamed live starting at 6:30 pm.

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What We’re Watching: Ken Burns’ Documentary on the Greenwood School

“The Address” focuses on students at the Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont, who are encouraged to memorize and recite the Gettysburg Address.

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What We’re Listening To: With Common Core, D.C. Students Read More — And More Deeply

WAMU reporter Kavitha Cardoza looks at what the new standards mean for students.

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What We’re Watching: A High School That Teaches Students to Fly

Students at Davis Aerospace, a public school in Detroit, can earn a pilot’s license.

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What We’re Watching: All Students Can

Ed Trust on how all students can achieve at higher levels.

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What We’re Watching: Closing the Language Gap

A gadget that counts words spoken to children is used to help close the “word gap” between affluent and low-income families (NYT)

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What We’re Watching: Do American Kids Have Too Much Homework?

Most students are not overloaded with homework, according to a new Brookings report by Tom Loveless.

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What We’re Watching: ‘Controlled Choice’ in Washington, D.C.

Should Washington, D.C. assign students to schools in a way that provides some socioeconomic integration? Fordham hosts a discussion Friday at 10.

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What We’re Listening To: Universal Pre-K and Charter Schools in New York

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo talks education on the Brian Lehrer show.

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What We’re Watching: Bill Gates on the Common Core

George Stephanopoulos interviews Bill Gates on the Common Core.

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What We’re Watching: All Teachers Can

Ed Trust on how strong, dedicated teachers with high expectations can help all students reach high standards.

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What We’re Watching: Student Films about Technology in Education

“Thru the Lens of a Tiger” is one of 16 films made by students about technology in the classroom for the White House Student Film Festival.

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What We’re Watching: ‘Chicagoland’ Trailer

CNN’s new documentary series “Chicagoland” premiers Thursday night at 10 pm. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to close dozens of public schools will be one of the topics of the first episode.

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What We’re Watching: Charter School Hearing on the Hill

The Education & the Workforce Committee will hold a hearing at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday to discuss the role of charter schools in K-12 education.

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What We’re Listening To: Renewed Debate Over Common Core Standards And Testing

Monday morning at 11:00 am on the Diane Rehm show the topic is the Common Core standards.

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