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Education Quality Counts 2008
What do you think about Quality Counts 2008? Do you agree with how we graded?
January 16, 2008
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Education Education in the Presidential Campaigns
Do you think the presidential candidates are focused enough on education in this race? If not, what should the candidates be talking about when it comes to public schools?
December 28, 2007
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Accountability Rethinking Accountability
What changes would you make to the No Child Left Behind Act's accountability demands?
December 18, 2007
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Education A Fresh Start for 'What Works'?
How can the What Works Clearinghouse provide practioners with more useful information about education research?
December 17, 2007
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Education 'Highly Qualified' Principals?
Should the reauthorized NCLB Act include a provision on school leadership? If so, what are the best ways to find, train, and support successful school leaders?
December 10, 2007
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Education Too Many Loopholes?
Does the NCLB law have too many loopholes? If so, can they be closed without sacrificing fairness?
December 3, 2007
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Education Assessments and History: Can You Assess It?
What do teachers need in order to teach history effectively while meeting accountability standards?
November 19, 2007
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Education Cash Rewards for Students?
Should students be given the chance to cash in on their AP scores?
November 14, 2007
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Education Improving Character Education
Does character education need to be improved and if so, how?
November 13, 2007
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Education Down With Vouchers?
What school choices should families have? Would vouchers harm public schools?
November 7, 2007
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Education NCLB: Thoughts for Congress
What advice would you give Congress as it prepares to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act?
November 5, 2007
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Education Closing the Measurement Gap
Should teachers' and schools' performance evaluations be adjusted for risk factors they can't control?
October 29, 2007
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Education Expanded Learning Time
Should school time be expanded to accommodate new demands? And if so, How?
October 22, 2007
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Education Public vs. Private Schools
Does the type of school influence a low-income student's chance for success in the long run? How much do parents matter?
October 16, 2007
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