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Why Kids Should Grade Teachers (Amanda Ripley): A growing number of school systems are administering the surveys—and might be able to overcome teacher resistance in order to link results to salaries and promotions.
The Writing Revolution (Peg Tyre): Faced with closure, the school's principal went all-in on a very specific curriculum reform, placing an overwhelming focus on teaching the basics of analytic writing, every day, in virtually every class.
New advocates, new ideas (Nicole Allan): In recent years, a new generation of activists has stepped up to lobby legislators and drive the conversation. A rundown of worthy upstarts.
The Homeschool Diaries (Paul Elie): In New York City, where private schools cost tens of thousands of dollars a year and many public schools are just meh, teaching your own kids can make the most practical sense.