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Spring 2013 / Vol. 13, No. 2

FEATURES

‘No Excuses’ Kids Go to College

Will high-flying charters see their low-income students graduate?


No Substitute for a Teacher

The average child has substitute teachers for more than six months of his school career


Taking Back Teaching

Educators organize to influence policy and their profession


Combating the ‘Culture of Can’t’

When it comes to reforming American education, school officials have far more freedom to transform, reimagine, and invigorate teaching, learning, and schooling than is widely believed.


Grammarians in Hoodies

Sloppy English usage may seem like a modern problem, but the laxness that has led to this moment in grammar’s history bears a strong resemblance to the atmosphere in early-18th-century England.


Education Activist Pursues an Ambitious Agenda

A conversation with Laura Bush



RESEARCH

Online Learning in Higher Education

Study finds that students enrolled in a large “hybrid” course learned as much as students in a traditional course, at substantial cost savings


The Rising Cost of Teachers’ Health Care

Insurance costs for teachers are 26 percent higher than they are for private-sector professionals



FORUM

Emphasize Civic Responsibility and Good Citizenship

Part 1 of Forum: How Can Schools Best Educate Hispanic Students?


Focus on Higher-Order Literacy Skills

Part 2 of Forum: How Can Schools Best Educate Hispanic Students?



CHECK THE FACTS

Questioning the Quality of Virtual Schools

NEPC report uses flawed measures



BOOK REVIEWS

Action Civics

A review of No Citizen Left Behind by Meira Levinson


It Can Be Done

A review of Born to Rise, by Deborah Kenny, and Mission Possible, by Eva Moskowitz and Arin Lavinia



BRIEFS

Revelations from the TIMSS

Half or more of student achievement gains on NAEP are an illusion


Coach, Collaborator, Learner

A veteran teacher leaves his own classroom to support first-year educators


Tweet Thine Enemy

How “narrowcast” is the education policy debate?


Desegregation Redux

Desegregation cases affecting hundreds of districts haven’t been concluded.


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The Hoover Institution at Stanford University - Ideas Defining a Free Society

Harvard Kennedy School Program on Educational Policy and Governance

Thomas Fordham Institute - Advancing Educational Excellence and Education Reform

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