Author: Matt Barnum

Gates Foundation gives $92 million to networks of schools in latest reform effort

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is giving away $92 million to help schools work together and use data to solve problems, it announced Tuesday, part of a $460 million plan to help more poor students and students of color graduate high school and college. Most of the 19 new grants are going to nonprofit organizations, including […]

This top-rated black teacher may lose her job over one test. Are ‘high standards’ working?

In her first year teaching fourth grade in Baltimore, Tamika Peters earned the highest rating possible on her official evaluation. Peters brought a deep well of experience to her work: over a decade at her school as a long-term substitute and paraprofessional. More recently, she had earned a master’s degree in education and completed the […]