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Morgan Polikoff and Matt Di Carlo argue that full implementation of new teacher evaluations must proceed more slowly and carefully.
New York City teacher Stephen Lazar reviews the first draft of a framework for civics standards released by the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Rankings of the best high schools aren't always telling us what we think they're telling us.
A new NCTQ report on teacher salaries during the recession raises a few important points about the relationship between teacher pay and salary schedules.
Calling value-added "junk science" obscures the real issues surrounding the use of these methods in education.
Recent factory explosions in Bangladesh and Texas illustrate how the future of American workers and their unions is tied those those of other nations' workers.
Ian Robinson (U. of Michigan) examines the disparities in pay between tenure-track and nontenure-track university faculty, and the reasons behind them.
Thirty years ago, as A Nation at Risk warned of mediocrity and “Cultural Literacy” called for building knowledge, Al Shanker saw rigor as an antidote to risk
The Good Schools seminar series is aimed at creating constructive conversations among AFT leaders, administrators, education policy experts, and academics on the ways in which union policies and programs affect the ability of schools and school staffs to maximize student achievement. This seminar on “Doing Assessment Right” was held on March 12-13, 2013 in Washington, D.C. [...]
Do charter schools do more – get better results – with less? If you ask this question, you’ll probably get very strong answers, ranging from the affirmative to the negative, often depending on the person’s overall view of charter schools. The reality, however, is that we really don’t know. There’s still relatively little solid empirical [...]
Over the past few years, due to massive budget deficits, governors, legislators and other elected officials are having to slash education spending. As a result, incredibly, there are at least 30 states in which state funding for 2011 is actually lower than in 2008. In some cases, including California, the amounts are over 20 percent [...]
Charter schools are among the most controversial issues in education today, with much of the debate focused on whether they produce better testing results than comparable regular public schools. Too often, these discussions either rely on a tiny handful of studies, or on raw, cross-sectional testing results, which are not valid measures of school effects. [...]
Based on a transcript of a seminar in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute entitled “The War Against Public Service and Public Employee Unions.” On June 8, 2011, leaders of U.S. public employee unions met in Washington, D.C. to discuss the crisis facing government and public services in the U.S. and to consider strategies and [...]