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Chicago’s Teacher Problem, and Ours : The New Yorker

Not long ago, I ran into someone I’d not seen for a while, who moves in moneyed circles in New York. We started chatting about the usual things—kids, schools—and she told me she’d been consumed lately with political work, raising money for …

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Carrots and Sticks for School Systems – NYTimes.com

Education Secretary Arne Duncan has been pushing the states to create rigorous teacher evaluation systems that not only judge teachers by how well their students perform but also — when the results are in — reward good teachers while easing chronic low performers …

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Californians willing to pay higher taxes for better schools – latimes.com

A strong majority of California voters is willing to pay higher taxes to boost funding for public schools even in a grim economy, a new poll has found.

After three years of budget cuts …

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Apple Woos Educators With Trips to Silicon Valley – NYTimes.com

Three times over the last two years, school officials from Little Falls, Minn., have escaped the winter cold for two-day trips to Silicon Valley. Their destination: the headquarters of …

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Toughest Exam Question: What Is the Best Way to Study? – WSJ.com

Here’s a pop quiz: What foods are best to eat before a high-stakes test? When is the best time to review the toughest material? A growing body of research on the best study techniques offers some …

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President Obama will announce new programs Wednesday to lower monthly loan payments for some students graduating next year and thereafter and to let borrowers who have a mix of direct federal loans an… more →

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A Classroom Software Boom, but Mixed Results Despite the Hype – NYTimes.com

The Web site of Carnegie Learning, a company started by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University that sells classroom software, trumpets this promise: “Revolutionary Math ….

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On Education – North Carolina Turns Its Best Students Into Good Teachers – NYTimes.com

When Mr. Williams means business, he is not kidding around. “He’s pretty quiet, pretty serious,” said Ashabur Rahman, a fifth grader at …

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The Latest Crime Wave—Sending Your Child to a Better School – WSJ.com

In case you needed further proof of the American education system’s failings, especially in poor and minority communities, consider the latest crime to spread across the country: educational theft. That’s the charge that has landed several parents, such as …

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