The Education Gadfly Show

The importance of vocabulary, ESEA reauthorization efforts, school discipline, and how school environment affects teacher effectiveness.
Upward mobility, IB’s career-ready program, Pittsburgh school district’s teachers union fight, and peer pressure.
The Ferguson grand jury decision, pre-K for disadvantaged kids, school discipline, and summer reading programs.
New ESEA waiver guidelines, easy and inexpensive literacy boosts, Catholic schools, and helping at-risk high school students.
Mayor de Blasio’s school plan, low American math scores, the intersection of standards and charters, and school management.
The midterm elections, Common Core math confusion, Joel Klein, and teacher selection tools.
The testing pushback, a college boost for poor kids, adolescent readers, and school-supporting nonprofits.
The benefits of live theater, how and whether to discipline, detrimental reading tests, and relative school costs.
Civil rights, Christopher Columbus, D.C. school spending, and teacher prep.
Philly’s budget woes, waiver revocations, NYC school grades, and postsecondary education for the disadvantaged.

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