Can Big City Superintendents Fix the Schools?

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When Adrian Fenty was elected as the mayor of Washington…

The Texas standards controversy: You decide

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Gilbert King notes in his blog that Ironically, it was textbooks…

Ho-hum to the Guv on education

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This morning on the Todd and Tom show on WRKO, Joe Battenfield…

Massachusetts gets Race to the Top grant

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The Race to the Top grants have been made and Massachusetts…

Ed Commish "blatantly violated the law"

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Patrick Anderson at the Gloucester Times reports today that Superior…

Day 9 – Tested innovation for failing urban schools

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Countdown to World-Class Schools summarizes 12 actions the incoming…

Day 8: Give Urban Kids Access to a Rich Liberal Arts Curriculum

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Countdown to World-Class Schools summarizes 12 actions the incoming…

On national standards, you get what you pay for

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This week, State House News broke a story on the “cozy relationship”…

Great news on Roxbury Prep Charter School

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Here is a great outcome from the passage of the charter school…

Well, so much for objective analysis : MA DESE and RttT one more time

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The Secretary and Commissioner of Education have repeatedly…

National standards talking points

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Across the country, the NGA and the CCSSO will be using these…

Innovation Smithovation

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We often hear about how charter schools are so innovative. And…

Who's Milquetoast? The envelope please…

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So some of you did not get the reference to Caspar Milquetoast,…

Watering down Milquetoast

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Jamie Vaznis in today's Globe presents a bombshell: The state’s…

How Washington is undermining the Bay State's high education standards

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We did not miss out on the Race to the Top primarily because…

Why MA finished 13th of 16 on the Race to the Top

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Yesterday's piece in the Globe by Jamie Vaznis strikes me as…

Race to the Top out of reach

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Holy s^&*! Jamie Vaznis of the Boston Globe is reporting that…

Are Large-Scale School Turnarounds A Myth?

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Tough editorial from the WSJ today, calling the "doubling down"…

EdWeek: Adopt standards or forget RttT funds

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Yesterday, the Globe published an editorial that made the reasonable…

Don't give up pole position on standards!

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There is little to add to today's Globe editorial on academic…

NY Times decades behind on standards

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The editorial on the national standards in today’s New York…

MetroWest Daily: Not these national standards

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The MetroWest Daily today also published a different op-ed piece…

Worcester T&G: Keep nat'l standards voluntary

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Today's Worcester Telegram & Gazette editorial underscores that…

Wurman & Stotsky skewer the proposed national standards

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In the past days, the announcements by Minnesota and Virginia…

Our Stand on Standards

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Seems our report and the release of the common core standards…

And now VA takes a pass on national standards

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Bob Stuart of the News Virginian reports that now Virginia won’t…

Hole punched in national standards effort

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As Sam Dillon of the New York Times noted our opposition to the…

Big dates with the feds

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Here they are! - March 4th United States Secretary of Education…

Why soft skills are pernicious

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Way back in February 2009, we criticized a report issued by the…

On Finn and Linn

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Checker Finn has a great blog at the Flypaper, which notes the…