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Mellow in The New York Times

AT ELITE COLLEGES, TOO MUCH HUBRIS?

Carnegie's Work Highlighted

TONY BRYK: LEARNING HOW TO IMPROVE
Tom Vander Ark blogs for the Huffington Post: As a University of Chicago scholar, Tony Bryk repeatedly produced local research of national importance. He combined skills in experimental design with incisive insight. Three years ago Tony Bryk moved from observer and instructor to initiator and innovator.

Bryk Work Cited

GETTING IT RIGHT ON SCHOOL TURNAROUNDS
Gary Ratner writes in the Huffington Post: “Now that the Senate education committee has issued its bi-partisan ESEA reauthorization bill (Senate) and the Republican House committee Chairman released his counterpart draft bill (House), we can ask: did they "get it right" on school turnarounds? Did they establish the right goals, address the real problems and focus on what works?”

Community Colleges Consider Math Options

Remedial math is a dream killer for many students, says Robyn Toman, a math professor at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland. More than 70 percent of students start—and often end—in noncredit developmental classes, she says. "Remedial math has become the largest single barrier to student advancement." Some community colleges are redesigning remedial classes, often adding math labs that let students work at their own pace with help from tutors. Others are rethinking the traditional math sequence, designed to take students from algebra to calculus.

New staff announcement

CARNEGIE NAMES THOMAS TOCH SENIOR FELLOW FOR PUBLIC POLICY ENGAGEMENT

Education policy expert and writer Thomas Toch has joined the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a senior fellow for public policy engagement.  Toch will contribute to Carnegie’s initiatives to strengthen the K-12 teaching profession, improve the success rates of students in public higher education, and rethink the relationship between research and practice in American education.


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