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Robert Rothman

Robert Rothman is a Washington-based education writer.

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OPINION: Trump names school-choice advocate DeVos to his cabinet, ushering in a new era in education

Michigan philanthropist favors vouchers, opposes Common Core

Proposed education bill clears U.S. House; would give states more power, feds less

Is a new policy era just around the corner?

Is a new era of education policy just around the corner?

How states stand to gain power from House-Senate deal

As federal ed rewrite gains traction in Congress, here are some key changes schools may see

As Congress considers bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the most heated debate has been over how to hold schools accountable for student performance, and…

Congress should rewrite No Child Left Behind to help schools improve, not punish them on Friday

Robert Rothman After thirteen years, Congress appears poised to write a new law to replace the No Child Left Behind Act, the 2002 reauthorization of the Elementary…

Has the first state to adopt Common Core developed tools that make the controversial standards work?

Three years ago, teachers at Woodland Middle School in Taylor Mill, Kentucky, began using a newly developed tool to structure lessons. Kentucky had been the first state to adopt the…