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Summer 2008 / Vol. 8, No. 3

New York City Charter Schools

Who attends them and how well are they teaching their students?

By Caroline M. Hoxby and Sonali Murarka  
Charter Schools and Vouchers, On Top of the News, Research  

Few States Set World-Class Standards

In fact, most render the notion of proficiency meaningless


No Country for Strong Men

California unions tame the Terminator


Up or Down the Staircase?

Mentors help interns figure it out

By Dorothy Hardin  
School Life  

Opinion Leaders or Laggards?

Newspaper editorialists support charter schools, split on NCLB


REPN TRI to the FULLEST!!!

Teens write creatively in cyberspace but not in the classroom


Book Alert

Lessons Learned: What International Assessments Tell Us about Math Achievement Tom Loveless, editor (Brookings Institution Press) While math scores are bandied about in the modern era, how much do we really know about what they mean or what they can teach about practice and policy? In this dense but thought-provoking volume, Brookings scholar Tom Loveless […]

By Education Next  
Alerts, Books, Features  

Preschool Politics

States’ efforts to reach the very young


Peerless, Indeed

Educator’s diagnosis on the mark, 65 years later

By E. Donald Hirsch Jr.  
Books, Features, Reviews  

Court Jousters

Plaintiffs exploit weaknesses in NCLB


Race to the Top

Business model a guide to replicating quality schools


Scaling Up in Chile

Larger networks of schools produce higher student achievement

By Gregory Elacqua, Dante Contreras and Felipe Salazar  
International, Research  

The Reading First Controversy

Promise and perils of federal leadership

By Shepard Barbash  
Features, On Top of the News, State and Federal  

Accountability Left Behind

U.S. Court of Appeals sides with the NEA, would free districts from NCLB requirements


Brand-Name Charters

The franchise model applied to schools


How Do We Transform Our Schools?

Use technologies that compete against nothing

By Clayton M. Christensen and  
Features, On Top of the News, Technology  

Is the Price Right?

Probing American’s knowledge of school spending


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