Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Sen. Jeffrey Piccola says if voucher bill isn't passed in 2 weeks, it might get ignored in an election year
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Public Opinion Online By Matthew Major
If anyone still harbored doubts about the bedrock intent of Gov. Tom Corbett's education reform package, recent developments should clarify things.
Lawmakers last week began talking about how it didn't appear that the General Assembly would pass a tax-funded education entitlement in the form of school vouchers this year.
Have We Gotten It Wrong on School Reform?
Jack Jennings' November 23, 2011
Huffington Post blog highlights a recent study of the education systems in Shanghai (China), Finland, Japan, Singapore, and Ontario (Canada), and discusses what lessons can be learned from these countries to help improve public education in the United States.
Washington Post Answer Sheet Blog By Valerie Strauss
This was written by Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew professor of education at New York University.
By Pedro Noguera
While it might seem encouraging for education and civil rights leaders to assert that poverty isn't an obstacle to higher student achievement, the evidence does not support such claims. Over 50 years, numerous studies have documented how poverty and related social conditions — such as lack of access to health care, early childhood education and stable housing — affect child development and student achievement.
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