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July 7th, 2014
Ben DeGrow
Prof. Joshua Dunn breaks down the fallout from a court ruling against teacher tenure in California, and handicaps a Colorado school funding lawsuit that could roll out soon.
July 7th, 2014
Ben DeGrow
What do Americans think about standardized testing, Common Core, vouchers, and charter schools? Paul DiPerna shares insights from the Friedman Foundations new K-12 education national survey.
June 23rd, 2014
Ben DeGrow
Luke Ragland from Colorado Succeeds discusses new court rulings from Colorado and California that represent victories for giving students access to effective teachers.
June 23rd, 2014
Ben DeGrow
The National Council on Teacher Qualitys Arthur McKee highlights a new report that shows far too many teacher education programs are falling shortparticularly in their low entry standards and their failure to promote scientifically-based reading instruction.
June 6th, 2014
Ben DeGrow
As founder of the private lab school Orsch in Gunnison, Colo., Jackie Burt talks about educational lessons learned from students detailed in her 2013 book Cutting the Edge in Education. Burt has been the founding director of Orsch since 2009.
June 2nd, 2014
Rob Natelson
In the second part of our Origination Clause series, Professor Rob Natelson discusses how his research into the Origination Clause serves both sides of the Obamacare debate. He calls it a mixed result.
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July 23rd, 2014
Remember that clip from the ages-old education documentary Waiting for Superman, where we’re told that American students are behind the pack in math in almost any way you measure it, except for one: Yes, when it comes to students’ classroom confidence (“I get good marks in mathematics”), a much different story emerges: The USA is [...]