The Education Gadfly Show

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. Amber's Research Minute “ Peer Effects in Early...
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...
Pardon the Gadfly Mike and Dara talk school discipline , teacher-prep programs , and high school exit exams . Amber's Research Minute Amber gets practical about school choice. Making School Choice Work Michael DeArmond, Ashley Jochim, and Robin Lake, (Seattle, WA: Center on Reinventing Public...
NEA saber rattling, a teacher-quality decree from the White House, and balanced literacy crawls from the grave yet again in NYC. Amber spills about TFA spillover effects. Amber's Research Minute Examining Spillover Effects from Teach For AmericaCorps Members in Miami-Dade County Public Schools by...
Mike and Brickman talk poor-quality math instruction and the ramifications of this week’s Supreme Court decision on union dues. Mike pitches a new bumper sticker: “Keep NCES boring.” And Amber is psyched about New York’s tenure reforms. Amber's Research Minute “ Performance Screens for School...
Brickman and Victoria talk principal hiring, Common Core moratoriums, and charter accountability. Dara tells us about barriers to improving schools. Amber's Research Minute Policy Barriers to School Improvement: What's Real and What's Imagined? by Lawrence J. Miller and Jane S.Lee, (Seattle, WA:...

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