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Formative Assessments that Fulfill Their Promises

Learning from four ways a quickwrite can go wrong
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Can Computer Coding Be Used to Teach Values? This Scholar Thinks So

The difference between "playpens" and "playgrounds"
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Suits Challenging Book “Banning” May Be Better Politics than Law

School boards can’t suppress ideas they dislike but do have “broad discretion”
President Joe Biden arrives with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to visit with students at Luis Muñoz Marin Elementary School in Philadelphia, Friday, March 11, 2022.

Enough Already

Biden asks Congress for tens of billions more in education spending
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Why It’s So Tough to Get the Data Educators Want

“Data gaps” bedevil early childhood, school spending, postsecondary outcomes, and tutoring interventions.
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San Francisco’s Detracking Experiment

Course enrollments are a means to an end—student learning—not an end unto themselves.
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The Education of Bernie Nussbaum

“Everything I have today I owe…to the New York City public schools.”
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Work Instead of School: A Better Approach for Our Lowest-Performing Students?

A compromise between dropping out and staying in school would allow teenagers to move forward into the world of work, while remaining connected to the school system.
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Teaching Patriotism

Civics, fundamentally, is learning one’s history as a country.

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