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New 74 Million Column

Privileged parents will game any flexibility built into school enrollment systems, DC Edition

New Post: Relentlessness, Beauty, and Soccer

New blog post at Barcelona Football Blog on the value—and meaning—of workhorses like Dani Alves.

New Papers and Columns

New papers out on how schools in San Antonio (TX), Washington (DC), and Portland’s (OR) David Douglas School District are improving how they serve dual language learners. Companion column at The 74 Million on how No Child Left Behind showed up in our research. Companion column at the Education Post on how it’s time to start scaling good … Continue reading

New TPM Column, New Team at New America, Etc

1) I was quoted in a Washington Post story on new federal guidance for English language learners. 2) New TPM column on pre-K as a cure for progressives’ malaise. 3) We launched the Dual Language Learners National Work Group at New America this week. Here’s one of our first posts.

New Column at Washington City Paper

New column at Washington City Paper: “Why Do Other Parents Care Where I Send My Kid to School?“

New Columns at Talking Points Memo and the Atlantic

New column at the Atlantic: “What Applying to Charter Schools Showed Me About Inequality” New column at Talking Points Memo: “Play Ball: A Tigers Victory Would Still Leave the City of Detroit Behind“

New Daily Beast Columns

New Daily Beast columns: “The Charter School Trap” “Why Men Shouldn’t Wait to Have Kids“

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