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Hoover Daily Report by topic: Teacher Quality

March 8, 2010 | Business Wire

Hoover Press: Advancing Student Achievement, by Herbert Walberg

Hoover fellow Herbert Walberg, a renowned educator-psychologist, explains how students learn and the best conditions for their learning in Advancing Student Achievement (Hoover Press, 2010). . . .

March 6, 2010 | New York Times (registration required)

School’s Shake-Up Is Embraced by the President

A Rhode Island school board’s decision to fire the entire faculty of a poorly performing school, and President Obama’s endorsement of the action, has stirred a storm of reaction nationwide, with teachers condemning it as an insult and conservatives hailing it as a watershed moment of school accountability. . . .

March 4, 2010 | Education Week (subscription required)

In New Book, Ravitch Recants Long-Held Beliefs

Once a passionate advocate for injecting greater competition and accountability into the U.S. education system, the New York University scholar Diane Ravitch realized three years ago that her views had evolved to a point where she was contradicting herself on a regular basis. . . .

March 4, 2010 | Courier-Journal (KY)

Kentucky among final runners in Race to the Top

Kentucky was named one of 16 finalists in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top competition on Thursday, moving one step closer to securing up to $200 million in federal grants intended to improve schools. . . .

March 2, 2010 | New York Times Magazine (registration required)

Building a Better Teacher

ON A WINTER DAY five years ago, Doug Lemov realized he had a problem. . . .

March 3, 2010 | Forbes

School’s Out

Diane Ravitch’s important new book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, will surely stir controversy, exactly as she intends. . . .

February 24, 2010 | Politics Daily (DC)

Great Teachers: More Feats Than Team USA

Although the jobs bill wending its way through Congress might help, we should expect to see more teachers lose their jobs this spring as states cut into education funds to balance their budgets, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently told the National Governors Association. . . .

February 16, 2010 | Business Lexington (KY)

Want to fix education? Fire bad teachers

To improve academic performance, U.S. should focus on removing ineffective educators, Stanford professor says. . . .

February 10, 2010 | Huffington Post

Ed Reform Debate Needs Bigger Battlefield

President Obama wants to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Law to give schools greater incentives to booster their students' achievement. . . .

February 9, 2010 | Kentucky Kernel (University of Kentucky)

Scholar says teaching quality needs a major overhaul

Many students feel they spend hours wasted in the classroom, a complaint a leader in the economics field feels is valid. . . .