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April 8, 2014 | Washington Times

Obama Touts $107M High School Career Connection Program

February 28, 2014 | Education Next

Common Core in the Districts: An Early Look at Early Implementers

Wherever one stands on the merits of the Common Core, one thing is certain: all of the political posturing and mudslinging distract attention and energy from the crucial work of implementation.
February 3, 2014 | New York Times

Preschool Push Moving Ahead in Many States

January 15, 2014 | Brookings Institution

Can We Fix Undermatching in Higher Ed? Would it Matter if We Did?

In advance of tomorrow’s White House summit on higher education, Matthew Chingos explores the phenomenon of undermatching – students  attending less challenging colleges than their academic credentials would allow – which occurs disproportionately among disadvantaged students. Using statistical simulations, Chingos examines what would happen if students of all backgrounds were better matched to schools, and finds that eliminating undermatching would not meaningfully increase overall graduation rates. 
January 9, 2014 | Tell Me More (NPR)

Caroline Hoxby on Tell Me More (:59)

Deadlines to apply for colleges are coming up - and some experts say a lot of qualified minority students won't be applying to the top schools. Host Michel Martin speaks with Donald Fraser, Jr., of CollegeSnapps, Inc. and Caroline Hoxby, an economist at Stanford University about why some students of color aren't trying to get into prestigious schools.
December 5, 2013 | Lars Larson Show

Eric Hanushek on the Lars Larson Show

December 3, 2013 | Creators Syndicate

A Challenge to Our Beliefs

Thomas Sowell Opinion Columns - A Challenge to Our Beliefs
October 16, 2013 | Education Next

Rethinking High School

As waves of reforms and would-be reforms have washed over American public education these past three decades, high schools have mostly stayed dry.
October 9, 2013 | FlashReport

California GOP Denounces Common Core K-12 Curriculum

[Editor's Note: Bill Evers, a member of the State Executive Committee and State Central Committee of the California Republican Party, introduced a party resolution on Common Core at this past weekend's CA GOP Convention.] Across America, parents, teachers, and politically-active community members are asking questions about a program in public schools called Common Core. Skepticism about the Common Core national curriculum-content standards first surfaced when they were published and adopted (with federal pressure) in the space of a few weeks in the summer of 2010. The original skeptics were those who were dissatisfied with the academic rigor of the standards. (Standards are a list of topics K-12 students are expected to learn in each grade.) Skepticism quickly spread to constitutionalist conservatives. Constitutionalist conservatives did not like that a cartel of states (with support from the Obama administration) was taking over curriculum nationwide. [...]
October 8, 2013 | Education Next

U. S. Adults Perform Below International Average in Numeracy, Literacy and Problem Solving

The United States once had the best educational system in the world, but that day seems to have faded away. Unfortunately, the United States can no longer live on the great educational system it once enjoyed.