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12/5/19 | The New York Times
In the New York Times, Emily Hanford writes that “Mississippi was the only state in the nation to post significant gains on the fourth-grade reading test” in the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress. In the Spring 2020 issue of Education Next, Michael J. Petrilli writes, “There are isolated examples of improvement—Mississippi, for example, requires aspiring teachers to take two phonics-focused classes in reading instruction, and it passed a law supporting phonics training for professors at schools of education throughout the state. The latest results from the NAEP showed Mississippi students making progress in reading, even as student performance declined nationwide.”
11/18/19 | The New York Times
In the New York Times, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker writes, "Many public charter schools have proved to be an effective, targeted tool to give children with few other options a chance to succeed. " In the Winter 2020 issue of Education Next, Martin West writes about how and why the other Democratic presidential candidates dodged the charter school question during a recent televised debate.
Blending face-to-face and online learning
Can classroom observations identify practices that raise achievement?