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2008 NEA Convention Episode 5: The Phantom Dennis EIA
The 2008 National Education Association Representative Assembly adjourned at 8:26 p.m. this evening - not too bad by historical standards but egregious because there were not many crucial issues to debate.
Examining Sensationalized Teacher Pay Ed Policy Watch
Most free newspapers in Washington, D.C. are full of drab political fare, but the sensationalist cover of last Monday's Examiner caught the attention of Ed Money Watch.
The Company Formerly Known as Edison Schools Tom Toch
Edison spent 16 years and nearly half a billion dollars trying to find a way to run high-quality public schools for disadvantaged kids as a viable business--surely one of the most important experiments in American educational history--and failed.
Why an Anti-Abortion Truck May Be Coming to Your School Mark Walsh
A federal appeals court ruled today that authorities violated the rights of members of an anti-abortion group by ordering them to stop driving a truck displaying large, graphic images of aborted fetuses around a California middle school.
Teach for America: The One That Got Away
Ed Notes Online
All the very people claiming that closing the achievement gap is a civil rights issue, promote a program that provides a very different educational experience to the kids most in need.
Apparently the poor can be taught to read DR
Here's a large scale study that answers two important questions regarding the educability of "poor" students.