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The absence of evidence around charter school effectiveness hasn't shaken the devotees, including within the Obama administration, argues Gerald N. Tirozzi.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
In something of a farewell policy address, Chester E. Finn Jr. writes that American schools have made progress, but the public education governance structure is "obsolete."
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
The standardized teacher evaluation assumes an approach to learning that doesn't necessarily reflect what's happening in the classroom, writes Michael Q. McShane.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders represent a wide range of individuals with varying educational strengths and needs, Rich Lee says.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
It's time to untangle the logistical knots and administrative hurdles that surround choice and charters in many places, Robin Lake writes.
August 18, 2014 - Education Week
It doesn't take more work, just a shift in approach, for schools to teach systems thinking, write bestselling authors Daniel Goleman and Peter Senge.
August 15, 2014 - Education Week
Debate should be an important part of curriculum across the education spectrum, writes Paul Deards.
August 12, 2014 - Education Week
When at-risk students helped peers, a school changed for the better, Jason Towne writes.
August 5, 2014 - Education Week
Removing the eight "health barriers to learning" can make all the difference in the academic success of children living in poverty, Irwin Redlener argues.
August 5, 2014 - Education Week
Three innovative and durable programs offer lessons in how to build the supportive school communities that can help low-income children thrive, Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane say.
August 5, 2014 - Education Week

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