The Education Gadfly Show

Independence scotched, letting 16-year-olds vote, destructive school boards, think tank journalism, and a deep dive on instructional practices. Amber's Research Minute " Examining the Relationship Between Teachers' Instructional Practices and Students' Mathematics Achievement ," by Janine M...
Mike and Dara discuss CCSS myths, noncognitive skills, and Dana Goldstein. Amber's Research Minute Does Gifted Education Work? For Which Students? , by David Card and Laura Giuliano, National Bureau of Economic Research (September 2014).
Michelle and Alyssa discuss the lack of male teachers, Bill Gates’s Big History Project, and rating schools with classroom grades. Amber tells us whether school superintendents are vital or irrelevant.
Mike and Alyssa discuss a Kumbaya moment in the Common Core debate, weigh the wisdom of governors suing Arne Duncan, and confirm that charter schools ought to be about choice. Amber schools us on the evolution of teacher evaluations.
Michelle and Robert applaud Secretary Duncan’s reasonableness, question a North Carolina trial judge (but have a solution), and disparage union agency fees. Amber tells us how classroom peers affect the achievement of students with special needs.
Michelle and Robert unpack New York State’s test-score results, applaud the launch of a “Consumer Reports” for Common Core textbooks, and measure the deep impact of ed-policy polls. Amber sums up the many poll results that weren’t about the CCSS. Amber's Research Minute " Eighth annual Education...
Mike and Kathleen Porter-Magee discuss New York State’s half-release of its half-good Common Core test, commend TFA’s diversity surge, and debate the debate about the AP U.S. History Framework. Amber shares a wonky study about teachers’ work hours. Amber's Research Minute " New Measures of Teachers...
Mike talks with Andy Smarick about Governor Jindal’s legal war on PARCC, Wisconsin’s high-court take on union bargaining, and D.C. charter funding’s time in federal court. Amber doubles down on double dosing. Amber's Research Minute Spending More of the School Day in Math Class: Evidence From a...
Mike and Michelle talk teacher-tenure lawsuits, charter schools offering pre-K, and teacher-union midterm politics. Dara ups the stakes with a study on high-stakes testing of voucher students. Amber's Research Minute " High-Stakes Choice Achievement and Accountability in the Nation’s Oldest Urban...
Mike and 50CAN’s Marc Porter Magee take on career and technical education, sorting by student achievement, and charter schools’ noncognitive effects. Amber reports on charters’ productivity. Amber's Research Minute The Productivity of Public Charter Schools by Patrick J. Wolf, et al., (Fayetteville...

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