New York Times national preK-12 education reporter. Back in the day: economics, book publishing, real estate. Still interested in all of it. WSJ, FT alum.

Standards Are at Stake in a Fight Over Schools

nytimes.com — PHOENIX - Diane M. Douglas, a Republican, was elected state schools superintendent in Arizona after vowing to repeal the Common Core, a set of reading and math standards intended to guide teachers from kindergarten through high school graduation.

Billionaire Suspends Prize Given to Schools

nytimes.com — Eli Broad, the Los Angeles-based billionaire philanthropist, has suspended a prize his foundation has given annually to an urban school district for more than a decade, saying he cannot find school districts doing enough good work to merit the award.

Fewer Top Graduates Want to Join Teach for America

nytimes.com — Teach for America, the education powerhouse that has sent thousands of handpicked college graduates to teach in some of the nation's most troubled schools, is suddenly having recruitment problems. For the second year in a row, applicants for the elite program have dropped, breaking a 15-year growth trend.

States Move to Make Citizenship Exams a Classroom Aid

modbee.com — Like high school civics students around the country, the juniors and seniors in Darcy White's government class here will have to take a final exam. But these students - and all others in Arizona - will soon face an extra hurdle: To graduate, they will have to pass the test that is given to immigrants who want to become U.S.

States Move to Make Citizenship Exams a Classroom Aid

sacbee.com — Like high school civics students around the country, the juniors and seniors in Darcy White's government class here will have to take a final exam. But these students - and all others in Arizona - will soon face an extra hurdle: To graduate, they will have to pass the test that is given to immigrants who want to become U.S.

States Move to Make Citizenship Exams a Classroom Aid

kansas.com — Like high school civics students around the country, the juniors and seniors in Darcy White's government class here will have to take a final exam. But these students - and all others in Arizona - will soon face an extra hurdle: To graduate, they will have to pass the test that is given to immigrants who want to become U.S.

States Move to Make Citizenship Exams a Classroom Aid

nytimes.com — PHOENIX - Like high school civics students around the country, the juniors and seniors in Darcy White's government class here will have to take a final exam.

Study Finds Widespread Poverty Among U.S. Public School Children

nytimes.com — Just over half of all students attending public schools in the United States are now eligible for free or reduced-price lunches, according to a new analysis of federal data. In a report released Friday by the Southern Education Foundation, researchers found that 51 percent of children in public schools qualified for the lunches, which means that most of them come from low-income families.

Reviewing Federal Education Law, Senator Seeks More Local Control

nytimes.com — Ahead of hearings to discuss an overhaul of No Child Left Behind, the signature education law from the George W. Bush administration, Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee and chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, said Tuesday that he wanted to reverse the "trend towards a national school board" in federal education policy.

Education Secretary Says Administration Is Committed to Testing

nytimes.com — With debates about the appropriate role for the federal government in public education increasingly polarized, the secretary of education, Arne Duncan, signaled on Monday that the administration remained committed to annual testing for students and performance evaluations of teachers based in part on the results of the tests.
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Mar 05, 2015

Study: girls and Latinos less likely to take specialized high school admissions test in NYC. bit.ly/1BL6XsZ @RANYCS

Mar 05, 2015

Powerful group of ‘Colored Girls’ will not be excluded from politics. great read by @Jayduh10 nyti.ms/1A03RfT

Mar 05, 2015

Police show "reflexive & gratuitous hostility" towards blacks in Ferguson, where "manner of walking" can be fined nyti.ms/1zZkYyz

Mar 04, 2015

Christie’s Office Took Over Exxon Settlement, sets term favorable to polluter nyti.ms/1zZh3la via @nytimes

Mar 04, 2015

Girl in a Band, by @KimletGordon, debuts at No 2 on the NYT nonfiction hardcover list

Mar 04, 2015

Hush Hush, by @LauraMLippman debuts at no. 15 on NYT hardcover fiction list. Tess Monaghan is a new mom.

Mar 04, 2015

RT @MichaelPaulson: NYC will close city schools for two Muslim holidays, Eid al-Adha & al-Fitr, per @BilldeBlasio.

Mar 04, 2015

What is lost when livability is seen "as where work and cars don’t seem to exist, but craft breweries are abundant." nytimes.com/2015/03/04/opi…



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