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Teens May Be Taking ADHD Meds In Response To Academic Pressure

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Huffington Post
Thursday, October 16, 2014

While the number of children medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continues to rise, a new study shows that the number of kids who actually take such medication varies by season.

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Report Finds Wide Disparities in Local Per-pupil Spending; D.C. Charters Spend Most

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia Washington Post
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Charter schools in the District spent $18,150 per student during the 2011-2012 school year, while Prince George’s County Public Schools spent $10,408 on each child it served, a significant difference between the highest and lowest spenders in the Washington region, according to a study released Wednesday by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

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Which Washington-area System Does Best At Funding Its Neediest Schools?

by Michael J. Petrilli, Matt Richmondvia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

In the era of No Child Left Behind—and at a time of growing concern about income inequality—virtually every school system in the country claims to be working to narrow its student achievement gaps. But are they putting their money where their mouth is?

Featured Commentary

Irresponsible 'Education'

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Goddard College's recent decision to have its students addressed from prison by a convicted cop killer is just one of many unbelievably irresponsible self-indulgences by "educators" in our schools and colleges.

Blogs

The New Education Trust Report: The Triumph of Hope Over Experience

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Education Trust has a proud and distinguished history. When the group got its start in the mid-1990s, achievement for poor and minority children was lagging, and the education policy community largely ignored their needs. Ed Trust changed all that with a single-minded focus on equity, hitched to the relatively new notion of school-level accountability.

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Study: Kids Likelier to Take ADHD Drugs in School Year

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia USA Today
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

After a decade of education reform, U.S. public schools are refocused on basic academics and the needs of low-income and minority students. Could that transformation be leading more kids to take medication to pay attention in class?

Blogs

Arne Duncan’s Office of Civil Rights: Six Years Of Meddling

by Michael J. Petrillivia National Review Online
Friday, October 10, 2014

At his confirmation hearing in 2009, Senator Lamar Alexander famously told Arne Duncan that “President-elect Obama has made several distinguished cabinet appointments, but in my view of it all, I think you are the best.” Duncan had already made statements indicating a willingness to embrace charter schools and break with the unions over teacher evaluations – sentiments not typically expressed by Democratic secretaries of education.

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Teaching Reform

mentioning Terry M. Moevia National Review Online
Friday, October 10, 2014

Those who fear that the big problem with America’s schools is the teachers who work in them would be heartened by spending a little time at an Educators 4 Excellence (E4E) conclave. Sydney Morris and Evan Stone launched Educators 4 Excellence in 2010 to push unions and schools to get serious about recognizing excellence and addressing mediocrity.

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New White Paper: “Why Students Need Strong Standards [And Not Common Core]”

featuring Ze’ev Wurmanvia American Principles Project
Monday, October 6, 2014

The new American Principles Project white paper entitled “Why Students Need Strong Standards (and not Common Core)” dispels the myth that the Common Core math standards are better standards and shows that the new standards actually slow down American students’ math progression.

Education and testing
Featured Commentary

In NC, Ruining the Hard-won Rewards of Tougher School Standards

by Michael J. Petrilli, Michael Brickmanvia News Observer
Monday, October 6, 2014

This school year will carry special significance throughout much of the country, including North Carolina, as schools complete the transition to the Common Core standards. This coming spring, students statewide will for the first time take a new assessment aligned to the new, tougher standards.

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K-12 Education Task Force

 
The K–12 Education Task Force focuses on education policy as it relates to government provision and oversight versus private solutions (both within and outside the public school system) that stress choice, accountability, and transparency.

CREDO at Stanford University