Jaime Escalante was the star math teacher at James A. Garfield High School in East Los Angeles.

To Rethink Math Education, Focus on Common Ground

Calculus? Data Science? Embrace the “and,” says a response to the recent forum.
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Progress Is Possible

A longer-term look defies conventional narratives of an education system in decline
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A Half Century of Student Progress Nationwide

First comprehensive analysis finds broad gains in test scores, with larger gains for students of color than white students

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Progress Is Possible

A longer-term look defies conventional narratives of an education system in decline
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Take Away Their Cellphones

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Deadline Looms for Borrowers Seeking Public Service Loan Forgiveness

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Lakisha Young, a former KIPP employee, launched The Oakland REACH to help underserved San Francisco Bay Area families advocate for their children.

Beyond Bake Sales

Parent activist groups, many led by women of color, emerge as a significant new force nationwide.
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Rethinking Math Education

Educators differ on curriculum and methods
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Time to Pull the Plug on Traditional Grading?

Supporters of mastery-based grading say it could promote equity

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Jaime Escalante was the star math teacher at James A. Garfield High School in East Los Angeles.

To Rethink Math Education, Focus on Common Ground

Calculus? Data Science? Embrace the “and,” says a response to the recent forum.

Figuring Out When to Panic About “Teacher Shortages”

How journalism could clarify stories about teacher hiring problems
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Better Than a Video Game

Current practice favors choice and levels. But when students all read the same book together, the satisfaction can be surprising.

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