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Happy Presidents’ Day!

  • Why should childless families, or anyone with no kids in school, care about public education?  This article gives us some insight.
  • The Brookings Institute has just released a study on the real factors that can improve student achievement and close the achievement gap, and it’s not “common core standards” or more testing.  A video overview is here, and the study can be downloaded here.  It’s pretty eye-opening!
  • So if these corporate-driven reforms are so good, why aren’t the top private schools using them?  Bruce Baker, a Rutgers grad school professor, discusses this dichotomy.