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Summer 2011 / Vol. 11, No. 3


Future Schools

Blending face-to-face and online learning

Creating a Corps of Change Agents

What explains the success of Teach For America?

High Schoolers in College

Dual enrollment programs offer something for everyone

Valuing Teachers

How much is a good teacher worth?

Assessing New York’s Commissioner of Education

With Steiner’s sudden resignation, will the state continue its Race to the Top?


Sage on the Stage

Is lecturing really all that bad?

Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness

Can classroom observations identify practices that raise achievement?


Are We Lifting All Boats or Only Some?

Equity versus excellence and the talented tenth


The Case Against Michelle Rhee

How persuasive is it?


Diagnosing Education Reform

Review of The Same Thing Over and Over by Frederick M. Hess

Whatever Happened to Integration?

Review of Five Miles Away, A World Apart by James E. Ryan


Virtual Schoolteacher

Online education works for teachers and students

Teachers Swap Recipes

Educators use web sites and social networks to share lesson plans

Thou Shalt Not Say Jesus

Do elementary school students have free-speech rights?

Eighth-Grade Students Learn More Through Direct Instruction

Students learned 3.6 percent of a standard deviation more if the teacher spent 10 percent more time on direct instruction. That’s one to two months of extra learning during the course of the year.

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