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.

Schools Wait to See What Becomes of No Child Left Behind Law

nytimes.com — CLEVELAND - Ginn Academy, the first and only public high school in Ohio just for boys, was conceived to help at-risk students make it through school - experimenting with small classes, a tough discipline code and life coaches around the clock.

Obama Education Policy Draws Some Skeptics

nytimes.com — With an agenda that Arne Duncan, the secretary of education, has described as a "quiet revolution," the Obama administration has pushed rigorous new standards for a majority of the nation's public schools as well as requirements that states and districts evaluate not just schools but individual teachers, in part by assessing their ability to improve student scores on standardized tests.

Education Overhaul Faces a Test of Partisanship

nytimes.com — On the day that President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind into law in early 2002, he flew to a high school in Hamilton, Ohio, the home district of Representative John A. Boehner, a leading Republican supporter of the bill.

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.
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Mar 30, 2015

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Mar 30, 2015

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Mar 30, 2015

Can schools do it alone? How to effectively help them: come hear me interview #SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher at NYT bit.ly/1NmcQhZ

Mar 27, 2015

RT @JonReinish: Can communities better partner with schools? Join @motokorich @nytimes and @SUNY Chancellor Zimpher click bit.ly/1IF2au2 2 register

Mar 27, 2015

Putting "A Tragic Honesty: The Life & Work of Richard Yates” by @BlakeBaileyOn on the to read pile nyti.ms/1OwUVZ7 Thanks, T.C. Boyle

Mar 27, 2015

In England, tickets to Richard III's reburial "as keenly sought-after as any at Wimbledon’s Centre Court" nyti.ms/1D18zkl John Burns



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