Winter 2005: Vol. 5, No. 1

Field Notes … 02.12.03

A Day in the Life of an Education Professor Who Came Down from the Ivory Tower to Start a Charter School

Recognizing Differences

Lewis Solmon makes the case for rewarding better teachers with more money.

The Moral Imperative

Character Education, soul by soul, at the Hyde Schools

Retaining Retention

How Chicago changed, but ultimately saved, its controversial program to end social promotions

Teachers and Students Speak

Those closest to the action like the retention policy

What’s a Teacher Worth?

Much more, and much less, than what they get now

The Uniform Salary Schedule

Brad Jupp puts the union label on merit pay in Denver

All Teachers Are Not the Same

Julia Koppich argues that we have the tools for recognizing—and rewarding— the best teachers.

Book Alert

What School Boards Can Do: Reform Governance for Urban Schools. Donald McAdams (Teachers College Press). Don...


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