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U.S. education is still the best in the world – but here’s what we can learn from others

“Learning Leadership” column, January 2012 edition of eSchool News By Daniel A. Domenech Defending public education in America is a daunting task. The fact that we have to defend public education in the first place is puzzling. Here we sit as the most powerful country in the world, wit...

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Learning Leadership

By Daniel A. Domenech, January 2012 edition of eSchool News Defending public education in America is a daunting task. The fact that we have to defend public education in the first place is puzzling. Here we sit as the most powerful country in the world, with the largest economy, and the system resp...

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THE NUMBERS DON’T LIE: ATHLETICS STRENGTHENS STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND DOESN’T EVEN COST THAT MUCH

Note from Scott Milder, Friends of Texas Public Schools President and CEO Following an incredible conversation with Northside ISD’s Athletic Director Stanley Laing, I asked permission to publish his report on expenditures versus results for student athletes versus non-athlete students in his ...

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Education and the income gap

By Linda Darling-Hammond There is much handwringing about low educational attainment in the United States these days. We hear constantly about U.S. rankings on assessments like the international PISA tests: The United States was 14th in reading, 21st in science, 25th in math in 2009, for example. W...

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