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National K-12 Education Reporter — New York Times

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

Economics of Family Life, as Taught by a Power Couple

nytimes.com — PHILADELPHIA BETSEY STEVENSON and Justin Wolfers might sound like almost any upscale couple. They have impressive degrees and serious careers and the social markers that go with them. They have one child, but there are two strollers, a Bugaboo and a Bob baby jogger, parked in the front hall of their stylish home here.

Middle-class pay elusive for teachers, report says

seattletimes.com — Originally published Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM Over the course of their careers, teachers in certain cities earn far less than those in others and reach the top of the pay scale far later, making it hard for them to live a basic middle-class life, according to a new report being released Wednesday.

Middle-Class Pay Elusive for Teachers, Report Says

nytimes.com — Over the course of their careers, teachers in certain cities earn far less than those in others and reach the top of the pay scale far later, making it hard for them to live a basic middle-class life, according to a new report being released Wednesday.

Old tactic gets new use: Schools separate girls and boys

staradvertiser.com — POMPANO BEACH, Fla. " In one third-grade classroom, the walls are bordered by cheetah and zebra prints, bright pink caddies hold pencils and glue sticks, and a poster at the front lists rules, including "Act pretty at all times!"

Old Tactic Gets New Use: Public Schools Separate Girls and Boys

nytimes.com — POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - In one third-grade classroom, the walls are bordered by cheetah and zebra prints, bright pink caddies hold pencils and glue sticks, and a poster at the front lists rules, including "Act pretty at all times!"

Self-publishers flourish as writers pay the tab

nytimes.com — The point may soon come when there are more people who want to write books than there are people who want to read them. At least, that is what the evidence suggests. Booksellers, hobbled by the economic crisis, are struggling to lure readers.

U.S. Wants Teacher Training Programs to Track How Graduates’ Students Perform

nytimes.com — The federal Department of Education announced preliminary rules on Tuesday requiring states to develop rating systems for teacher preparation programs that would track a range of measures, including the job placement and retention rates of graduates and the academic performance of their students.

Oklahoma: Education Waiver Is Restored for State

nytimes.com — Three months after Oklahoma lost its waiver from key provisions of No Child Left Behind, the signature Bush-era education law, the Obama administration has given it back for the rest of the school year.

To Help Language Skills of Children, a Study Finds, Text Their Parents With Tips

nytimes.com — With research showing language gaps between the children of affluent parents and those from low-income families emerging at an early age, educators have puzzled over how best to reach parents and guide them to do things like read to their children and talk to them regularly.

Obama Administration Puts New Focus on Equity in Teacher Quality

nytimes.com — The Obama administration is directing states to show how they will ensure that all students have equal access to high-quality teachers, with a sharp focus on schools with a high proportion of the poor and racial minorities. In a letter to state superintendents released Monday, Deborah S.
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Dec 17, 2014

David Foster Wallace wrangles the perpetual past with his Mom, & other readings nyti.ms/1AezSDO

Dec 17, 2014

RT @BrickMichael: @leslieNYT I learned a lot watching you work. You're a class act and a great reporter. Here's wishing you all the best

Dec 17, 2014

The Royalton hotel will soon have a tea -- and a table -- named for @stuartenyt, the NYT's true Mad Man.

Dec 17, 2014

RT @stephcliff: Thanks to the Times, I got a chance to fly, said the elegant @wjcarter at his farewell speech. His sendoff page: pic.twitter.com/U2QQN1rih6

Dec 17, 2014

Quoting Richard Ford and Robert Frost, consummate Timesman @joeberg says goodbye to the NYT. Biz shpeter, Joe

Dec 17, 2014

One icon bids farewell to another: Exit, stage left, "Stephen Colbert"....and @wjcarter nyti.ms/1A6ZGBK

Dec 17, 2014

RT @PatcohenNYT: I was there and no, it was most definitely not a humblebrag....intent counts (just like with kitsch) @bwalsh @motokorich

Dec 16, 2014

RT @leslieNYT: Farewell to my beloved Times. It was a great run. Peace and love.



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