Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post Published 8:30 am PDT, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 He's got quite the resume. Austin Beutner, the new superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, has been, among other things: - Clinton administration appointee assigned with helping Russia transform from a centralized to free-market economy - Successful investment banker - First deputy mayor of Los Angeles, overseeing 12 city agencies - Publisher and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune - Major philanthropist Now he is chief of the second-largest school district in the country. Experience in the classroom? Zilch. Operational experience in education systems? Nada. The L.A. school board made its choice - in relative secrecy and without what some critics said was sufficient vetting - believing that educational experience isn't required to fix problems that have festered for decades and that seem intractable. Educators have been in … [Read more...] about Former investment banker tapped to lead the nation’s second-largest school system
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(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jerry Rosiek, University of Oregon (THE CONVERSATION) Despite all the time and effort invested desegregating the nation’s schools over the past half century, the reality is America’s schools are more segregated now than they were in 1968. Keep that statistic in mind as the nation marks the 64th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education – the 1954 Supreme Court decision that famously mandated the desegregation of U.S. public schools. If the vision of educational fairness expressed in the Brown decision is to be achieved, the nation must deal with the underlying driver of racial segregation in schools: the inclination of white citizens to hoard educational resources. I make these arguments as one who has studied school segregation up close for over a decade. Racial segregation has proved resilient over the last half century. It circumvented court orders … [Read more...] about Why America needs a new approach to school desegregation
Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post Published 10:53 am, Thursday, May 10, 2018 Photo: Peathegee Inc/Getty Images/Blend Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Another year, another set of rankings from U.S. News & World Report - the 2018 America's Best High Schools. Another year, another set of rankings from U.S. News & World Report - the 2018 America's Best High Schools. Photo: Peathegee Inc/Getty Images/Blend Images What you don't know about the schools at the top of U.S. News' 2018 high school rankings 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Another year, another set of rankings from U.S. News & World Report - the 2018 America's Best High Schools. What does U.S. News think "best" means? According to the magazine's methodology for the list, the answer mostly involves standardized test scores and graduation rates. … [Read more...] about What you don’t know about the schools at the top of U.S. News’ 2018 high school rankings
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Education by Kristine Phillips by Kristine Phillips Email the author April 28 Email the author Education Secretary Betsy DeVos waits to testify before a House Appropriations subcommittee March 20 on Capitol Hill. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) While attending a robotics competition in her home state of Michigan this past week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was asked by a reporter if she had plans to visit some of the struggling schools in the area — the same question that journalist Lesley Stahl asked her during a “60 Minutes” interview a month ago. Her answer then — “Maybe I … [Read more...] about Betsy DeVos was asked, again, about visiting struggling schools. A staffer interjected.