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Buried in a recent New York Times article on the major gender imbalance in the teacher workforce is the notion that adopting academic standards and increasing pressure on teachers has made it more difficult to attract academically talented people Continue Reading »
As public debate over the use of Common Core standards in U.S. schools gathers steam, parents and policymakers need to know more about current proficiency standards for reading, mathematics, and science – and brace for some surprises.
Only about half of the nation’s college students earn a “four-year” bachelor’s degree within six years. This personal defeat for the many students who fail to graduate is a double whammy since so many also take out student loans without ever reapiContinue Reading »
This is the second of two posts about U.S. teens’ results on a recent international assessment of financial literacy.
Every three years, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) releases the results for the Program fContinue Reading »
This is the first of two posts about U.S. teens’ results on a recent international assessment of financial literacy.
The first international survey of 15-year-olds’ financial literacy, released last month, revealed that U.S. teenagers scoreContinue Reading »
While the Department of Education works through the summer to have the President’s college rating system ready by early fall, many rising high school juniors and seniors (and their parents) are touring colleges and poring over the Department’s ColContinue Reading »
The Department of Education’s latest Condition of Education report adds to the growing evidence that there is an earnings premium associated with higher levels of education.
According to the report, on average, more than 70 percent of youngContinue Reading »
With Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s announcement of the Excellent Educators for All initiative earlier this month, putting excellent principals at the helm of high-need schools remains critical. Because turning around the nation’s chronically lContinue Reading »
This is the second of two blog posts about two new studies from AIR researchers and collaborators on the use of classroom observations for teacher evaluation.
Most press coverage about new teacher evaluation systems focuses on student growContinue Reading »
This is the first of two blog posts about two new studies from AIR researchers and collaborators on the use of classroom observations for teacher evaluation.
Anyone who has spent time looking in on a classroom knows how much a visitor can lContinue Reading »