The Education Gadfly Daily

A first look at today's most important education news: A new study led by Harvard scholar Raj Chetty suggests that poor children’s opportunities for upward social mobility are exactly the same today as they were over half a century ago. The authors have a bone to pick with both Democrats and...
Authorizers are crucial cogs in the charter-school system in Ohio, both before a school opens its doors and while it is under contract to operate.
Triple double-dips, data scrubbing, parental choice info, and OTES take us from Cleveland to Newark to Columbus and back to Cleveland again.
Much debate on the Common Core State Standards has centered on traditional school districts, but the many changes already underway are being felt by charter schools as well.
Review of a remarkable book about a remarkable urban school defying all the odds in Dayton.
We take a look at the hubbub over Fordham's recent voucher toolkit with an Ohio insider's view.
The rumor around the water coolers in D.C. is that President Obama plans to mention the Common Core State Standards in his State of the Union Address next week—for the third year running. He should reconsider, for three reasons. First, it will feed the narrative that Common Core is, in fact, a...
A first look at today's most important education news: The Cato Institute launches the “ Public Schooling Battle Map ,” an attempt to record and categorize the battles that have occurred around public education since 2005. (Cato) Governor Andrew Cuomo outlines his education priorities while...
A first look at today's most important education news: Kansas’s NCLB waiver was put on “high risk” back in August, due to the delays in implementing a teacher-evaluation system linked to student growth . The state plans to ask for an extension of the May 1st deadline with “wording that is (maybe)...
Two months ago, a group of Catholic university professors signed a letter urging Catholic bishops and diocesan school leaders to reject the Common Core. “We believe that implementing Common Core would be a grave disservice to Catholic education in America,” they argued. …we are convinced that...

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