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We at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute fight to improve K-12 schooling in America , but that doesn't mean we're ignoring the environment: httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=loZjzAwHDaQ
Israel's education system faces some familiar-sounding problems: The Dovrat recommendations included giving school principals the right to sack poor teachers and reward the better ones with higher pay, which they currently lack. But such moves have been blocked by Israel's two teachers' unions, one...
As the world awaits the education X PRIZE , the folks at PETA prove that the X PRIZE Foundation isn't the only group that can offer rewards for innovative solutions to pressing problems.
Harvard economist Gregory Mankiw makes the case in Sunday's New York Times that the technological progress of the last few decades has eclipsed the country's pace of educational advancement, thus driving up wages for skilled workers relative to the unskilled.
At Marginal Revolution, Tyler Cowen highlights the following passage from Peter Moskos's Cop in the Hood: My Year Spent Policing Baltimore's Eastern District : An innovative analysis by Eric Cadora highlights "million-dollar blocks"--individual city blocks where more than one million dollars per...
Flypaper is no longer the newest blog in the edu-neighborhood. We send our greetings to jaypgreene.com , a direct link to one of the most fertile minds in education reform. His inaugural articles argue that if you stand at a state capitol building and throw a rock, you're likely to hit the teachers...
Liam Julian
People wonder: How did Flypaper emerge? What evil genius spawned it? Coby answers the questions.
Do you remember the Postcards from Buster controversy of 2005? A popular PBS children's television show--funded in part by a "Ready to Learn" grant from the U.S. Department of Education--was preparing to air a segment in which a (cartoon) bunny visits a (real) married lesbian couple in Vermont. The...
Or is there another reason his House Education and Labor Committee cancelled an Earth Day event on environmental education scheduled for today?* * I know, the answer is surely yes.
Liam Julian
States are forced to decide whether graduation confers on those who achieve it validation of knowledge or participation. If a state decides the latter, its diplomas will mean nothing to employers, who require knowledgeable workforces rather than just compliant ones. But when it determines that only...

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