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Mark Dynarski argues that the debate over which schools perform better, public or private, distracts attention from a far more substantive inquiry: what can we do to make all schools more productive? Read the Chalkboard post »
Beth Akers is quoted in a Fox Business article about the Obama administration's announcement of changes to the Pay as you Earn student loan repayment program. Matthew Chingos appeared on WHYY, Philadelphia Public Radio's, "Radio Times" to discuss the same announcement. He is also quoted in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article on the topic. Chingos is also quoted extensively in a Washington Post piece on a related topic: Senator Warren's proposed student loan refinancing bill. Chingos's recent Chalkboard post about the master's degree pay bump for teachers is highlighted by Education Week's "K-12 Talent Manager" blog. Tom Loveless is quoted in a Washington Post article about the Gates Foundation's support of the Common Core State Standards. The article was reprinted by a wide variety of outlets. Russ Whitehurst's 2010 study of the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) is quoted in a Federalist article about HCZ president Geoffrey Canada. Beth Akers is featured in a Fusion TV segment about online test taking in higher education.
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