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A Guide to the Common Core, the Next Phase of High-Stakes Testing

A Guide to the Common Core, the Next Phase of High-Stakes Testing

by Julianne Hing on January 13 2014, 7:00AM

The state standards, together with brand new tests, are sweeping across the country.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Why Obama Brought Class Size Into Last Night's Foreign Policy Debate

Why Obama Brought Class Size Into Last Night’s Foreign Policy Debate

by Julianne Hing on October 23 2012, 11:15AM

The United States can educate its way to global dominance, Obama argued.

Topics: 2012 Election, Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Obama Criticizes His Own Pro-Testing Agenda At Town Hall

Obama Criticizes His Own Pro-Testing Agenda At Town Hall

by Julianne Hing on March 29 2011, 12:53PM

Under the president’s education policy proposals, an entire school’s teaching staff can be fired and schools can be shut down if test scores don’t improve.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Obama Wants to Put His Stamp on No Child Left Behind This Year

Obama Wants to Put His Stamp on No Child Left Behind This Year

by Julianne Hing on March 14 2011, 1:32PM

After two years of pushing his education agenda through stimulus money, the president turns to Congress.

Topics: Schools & Youth

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To “Win the Future,” Kids and Schools Must Survive the Present

by Julianne Hing on January 27 2011, 12:22PM

Education reformers argue the task is far larger than the president acknowledges.

Topics: Schools & Youth, State of the Union

Merit Pay for Teachers Doesn't Raise Test Scores, Study Finds

Merit Pay for Teachers Doesn’t Raise Test Scores, Study Finds

by Julianne Hing on September 22 2010, 3:17PM

The Obama administration’s big ticket education reform ideas may not carry much weight.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Race to the Top's Round 2 Winners, And Why They Matter Infographic

Race to the Top’s Round 2 Winners, And Why They Matter

by Julianne Hing on August 24 2010, 6:04PM

Still, there’s very little that’s organic or local about the education reform movement.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Latinos Key to Obama's College Grad Goal, Administration Says

Latinos Key to Obama’s College Grad Goal, Administration Says

by Julianne Hing on August 9 2010, 6:58PM

President touts his victories in higher ed reform while Secretary Duncan talks up Latino efforts.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Obama to Critics: I'm Not Bashing Teachers

Obama to Critics: I’m Not Bashing Teachers

by Julianne Hing on July 30 2010, 5:00PM

The president insists his controversial program doesn’t amount to teacher bashing.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Nineteen Finalists Named in Obama's Controversial Education Project

Nineteen Finalists Named in Obama’s Controversial Education Project

by Julianne Hing on July 27 2010, 4:00PM

The president’s plans force states to tie teacher salaries to student performance.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Civil Rights Groups Slam Obama's Education Reforms

Civil Rights Groups Slam Obama’s Education Reforms

by Julianne Hing on July 26 2010, 3:22PM

The groups have harsh criticism for every major administrative initiative.

Topics: Schools & Youth

White House: Let Food Stamps Pay for Teacher Jobs

White House: Let Food Stamps Pay for Teacher Jobs

by Julianne Hing on July 19 2010, 8:05AM

More madness in the administration’s zeal for its testing-centered education reform.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Democrats Battle: The White House vs. Teacher Jobs

Democrats Battle: The White House vs. Teacher Jobs

by Julianne Hing on July 14 2010, 12:50AM

President Obama’s veto threat looms as House Dems demand he shave some money from his education initiative to pay for educators.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Obama's High-Stakes Teacher Bashing

Obama’s High-Stakes Teacher Bashing

by Julianne Hing on July 8 2010, 4:14PM

The White House’s outsized reaction to House Democrats’ effort to help states pay educators makes no sense—unless understood as crass, anti-teacher politics.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Education's Race to the Top Infographic

Education’s Race to the Top

by Julianne Hing on June 1 2010, 12:00PM

With schools in crisis nationwide, states scramble to apply for Obama’s controversial education grants program.

Topics: Schools & Youth

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