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Four and a Half Myths About NCLB CKB
Checker Finn had a think-piece in Sunday’s Washington Post on the “5 Myths About No Child Left Behind,” which is facing an uncertain fate—or at least an uncertain timetable—as it awaits reauthorization this year.
Teach For America Shows Promise In North Carolina Charlie Barone
We’re sure this won’t settle the TFA debate. But the results are compelling, particularly given that the Urban Institute has in the past been very conservative in drawing conclusions from studies of teacher quality and student achievement. PLUS: Teach For America Study Wrap-Up (eduonwkette)
Ed Research Angst: An AERA Challenger? eduwonketteAfter a few glasses of wine, someone will suggest that the dissatisfied band together and start an organization to compete with AERA. Few realize that this has already happened.
Is the Non-Profit World Teeming With Fraud? Freakonomics
When we recently wrote a column suggesting that philanthropies be run more like businesses, one factor we didn't look into — but perhaps should have — was fraud.
Joanne Jacobs: Where tutors are hot
Hot tutors in Hong Kong are making big bucks.