Claudio Sanchez

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Common Core Turns Business Leaders Against Oklahoma GOP

Friday, April 04, 2014

Officials here adopted the education standards early and could make Oklahoma the second state to repeal them. The battle pits allies against each other: Conservative Republicans and business leaders.


Report: Widespread Racial Disparities In Public School Punishments

Friday, March 21, 2014

A U.S. Education Department report finds what it calls a pattern of punitive policies and educational neglect that disproportionately hurt black, Latino and Native American students in public schools.


Pizza, Perseverance And Skills At A Major League Hackathon

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The University of Maryland has claimed the 2013 national hacking championship, beating out more than 100 schools for the title. Claudio Sanchez attends a college hacking tournament to find out more.


As Common Core Tests Approach, So Does A Sea Change In Schools

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A new experiment in education begins Tuesday. Early assessments based on the Common Core State Standards will be rolled out and tested in the coming months. Some 3 million students will participate.


How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

In the decades following World War II, many American families had a lot of help paying for a college education. But in the 1970s, inflation spiked and public policies began to change.


What The U.S. Can Learn From Finland, Where School Starts At Age 7

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Finland, a country the size of Minnesota, beats the U.S. in math, reading and science. The country's top education official says investing in preschool and day care is key.


College Board Previews Revisions To SAT

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The upcoming changes that were announced on Wednesday by the College Board will affect more than a million college-bound, high school students. It's the second major revision in nine years.


College Board Breaks Out Red Pen For SAT Corrections

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The College Board is announcing new revisions to the SAT college entrance exam. NPR correspondent Claudio Sanchez lays out the Board's proposed changes.


Teachers Unions Mobilize To Delay The Common Core

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The president of the largest U.S. teachers union is calling on school districts to delay adopting the Common Core education standards. The union's the latest group to voice concerns over Common Core.


The Obamas Hope To Ease Path For Low-Income Students

Thursday, January 16, 2014

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted a meeting with college presidents and organizations involved in raising the number of low-income students who pursue a college degree. No more than half of low income high school graduates apply to college right after graduation, compared to 82 percent for high-income students. The administration says it's intent on closing that gap.


PISA Test Results For U.S. Students Are 'Sobering'

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

International standardized test scores have been released. The test is given to students around the world every three years. It measures their knowledge of reading, mathematics and science literacy. U.S. students usually turn in mediocre performances, and this year's scores were no different.


Kids Pay The Price In Fight Over Fixing Philadelphia Schools

Thursday, November 21, 2013

One of the nation's largest school systems has been pushed to the brink of insolvency. Not long ago, Philadelphia was touted as a "laboratory of innovation," a promising model for urban public education. But something went wrong. So who is responsible for the district's descent into academic and financial ruin?


New School Year Brings Sequestration Pain For Many Districts

Saturday, September 07, 2013

As the nation's public schools reopen this fall, many are facing budget deficits and scarce money due to sequestration. Experts say districts with large numbers of poor students are hit the hardest.


Do The Data Exist To Make A College-Rating System Work?

Thursday, August 22, 2013

President Obama unveiled a plan on Thursday that would, for the first time, tie federal student aid to a new rating system for colleges and universities. The problem is that many of the things the administration wants to measure to rate schools are hard to pin down.


What's Behind The Turnaround At Miami Public Schools?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Alberto Carvalho runs the nation's fourth largest school district — Miami Dade Public Schools. Since he took over four years ago, the district's turnaround has been nothing short of "miraculous", or so his supporters say. During his tenure the dropout rate has plummeted. The high school graduation rate has climbed to record levels and test scores for all students are way up. How did Carvalho do it?


Sequestration Knocks Nearly 60,000 Kids Out Of Head Start

Monday, August 19, 2013

New data from the federal government show that sequestration has eliminated more than 50,000 places for children in Head Start programs this fall. Some centers preserved slots for children by cutting back hours or shortening the school year and some states stepped in to fill the funding gap.


The Charter School Vs. Public School Debate Continues

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The charter school movement turns 21 this year and the latest study shows kids in most charter schools are doing as well or better in reading and math than their counterparts in traditional public schools. But now, leading charter school supporters are questioning that study.


Student Loan Rates Set To Double On July 1

Friday, June 28, 2013

The interest rate on government-backed student loans is going to double on Monday. Policymakers in Washington could not agree on a plan to keep it from happening. If they don't agree on a plan soon, 7 million students expected to take out new Stafford loans could be stuck with a much bigger bill.


Study: Teacher Prep Programs Get Failing Marks

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The first-ever study of more than 1,100 schools of education released Tuesday by the National Council on Teacher Quality shows that teacher preparation is in disarray. The study warns that 163 programs provide only "minimal, substandard training."


Online College Courses Get A Big Boost, But Doubts Persist

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Degree-granting institutions are responding to austere budgets by catapulting themselves into the world of online education. But some professors point to low online completion rates as evidence that these "massive open online courses" do a disservice to students.