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Are you as smart as a 6th grader? If you are a voter, I sure hope so

September 23, 2012

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Danny hunched protectively over his blue college-rule notebook on Wednesday, pen moving furiously across the page as he crafted his words. The next day he was due to give the speech he hoped would loft him through popular election onto his Middle School Leadership Team, a gathering of 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade students who represent […]

Teaching to the Test

August 28, 2011

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As my 10-year-old son sat at his computer one night last spring, sweat began trickling down the side of his face like he was in the “Marathon Man” dental chair. His eyes darted between the monitor and the keyboard, willing his brain to find the right answer and his fingers to type the right key–as […]