Former N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue with students at Hoke County Schools.

Common Core: States need high standards – by any name – for kids to succeed

How second graders are doing the math and why the rest of us can “get it” too

Gov. Cuomo’s wrong diagnosis, wrong treatment for New York schools

Many of us have spent more time in hospital emergency rooms than we’d like. The one nearest to where I live serves part of Harlem, and I’ve seen people arrive…

Free college for all: Why I’m skeptical

Some questions about timing, teaching and funding

True Grit: How fixing just one problem in our Minnesota school made all the difference

The best way to go on our achievement gap-related goals is to start small and locally. It’s something worth noting here in Minnesota, a state that features both some…

Patricia McGuire is the president of Trinity Washington University.

A university president defends Catholic colleges after Hechinger story on high costs

Do Catholic colleges and universities live up to the Gospel imperative for social justice? In the Fall 2012 semester, 77 percent of 191 Catholic colleges and universities enrolled freshman classes…

Robyn Tedder is a facilitator with the Rollins Center where she supports Birth to Pre-K teachers. She has been an advocate of early childhood education in Atlanta since she arrived six years ago as a Teach For America corps member and kindergarten teacher in Atlanta Public Schools.

Want to close the achievement gap? Start quality education well before children are 5 years old

If children know their colors, shapes, numbers and letters, are they all set to succeed? The reality is there is so much more we must do to set our earliest…

Alison Derbenwick Miller is vice president of Oracle Academy.

Why there’s no such thing as an ‘F’ in computer science

It’s not clear exactly why kids don’t pursue STEM fields in general, and shy away from computer science in droves. They will give you myriad reasons, among them that the…


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Where is the outrage about the pipeline to prison for gifted students?

NEW YORK — Our table at La Casa Del Mofongo, a Dominican restaurant in Washington Heights, New York, buzzed with excitement as we reunited with our former students, whom neither…

Phillip B. Levine

College pricing data by income level: Do the right thing

Social policy analysis is only as good as the data on which it relies. In “Colleges that Pledged to Help Poor Families have been Doing the Opposite,” Jon Marcus…

Sharon P. Robinson is the president and chief executive officer of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Burdensome, restrictive, flawed: Why proposed federal regulations for teacher preparation programs are a cause for concern

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released for public comment proposed regulations concerning teacher preparation programs across the country. The proposed rules not only manifest federal overreach but…