Claudio Sanchez

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What To Expect From Obama Tonight On Education

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

On the education front, President Obama's State of the Union address is likely to focus on three big proposals:

First, the president wants to talk about the idea he floated last week of making community college tuition-free. This is new.

The plan would benefit about 9 million full- and part-time ...


North Carolina Rethinks The Common Core

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Some states have been quick to drop the new national academic standards — but North Carolina is taking its time before deciding the Common Core's future in 2015.


Obama In Tennessee To Promote Free Community College

Friday, January 09, 2015

President Obama is on the road as part of his effort to jump-start his 2015 agenda. Friday he's in Tennessee, talking about higher education.


Six Education Stories To Watch in 2015

Saturday, January 03, 2015

As the senior member of the NPR Ed team with 25 years on the education beat, here are the top stories that my expert sources and I believe will be ones to watch in 2015. For more predictions, check out our crowdsourced list.

1. Standardized Testing Under Fire


The Administration's College Rating System: How It Looks On Campus

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Education Department's unveiling today of a controversial proposal has fueled a debate over what this kind of system can — or should — measure.


No Child Left Behind, Pre-K Programs Could Be On New Congress' Agenda

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

With Republican majorities in the House and Senate, Congress may push for change on several big education issues, including a rewrite of the law known as No Child Left Behind. But it'...


Q&A: Lamar Alexander On Education In The New Congress

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Higher education, preschool funding, the Common Core and the future of No Child Left Behind are just a few of the education policies that will be in play under the new Republican-controlled Congress. How will these things change? We called Sen. Lamar Alexander to ask.

The Tennessee Republican is ...


Philadelphia Schools: Another Year, Another Budget Crisis

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The city's public schools have lurched from one crisis to the next. The latest: canceling the contract with the teachers' union. Just about everyone worries that there's no long-term fix in sight.


In Crisis, Philadelphia Public Schools Revoke Teachers' Contract

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mounting debt, concentrated poverty and a political fight have nudged its school system to the brink of insolvency. With nowhere else to cut, district officials voided the teachers' union contract.


Identifying The Worst Colleges In America

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

For years,Washington Monthly has been rating and ranking the nation's colleges.

But for its 2014 edition, the magazine has done something new. It has put out a list of what it says are the nation's worst colleges. That is, schools with high tuition, low graduation rates and high student ...


New Orleans Schools Face A Surge Of Unaccompanied Minors

Thursday, October 02, 2014

For 14-year-old Yashua Cantillano, life in New Orleans is an improvement.

But that's not saying much.

Just three months ago, Yashua was in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, dodging gang members. He says they would drive by his school, guns visible, threatening to kill him, his younger brother — Yashua's whole family.

"We'd ...


Q&A: A View Of The Common Core From The Principal's Office

Friday, September 19, 2014

Suburban school principals aren't exactly known as rabble-rousers. In general, they're a pretty sedate bunch — you know, composed, serious, calm.

But if you want to get them riled up, ask them what they think about the Common Core State Standards and how teachers are evaluated.

That's exactly what I ...


Child Migrants Settle Uneasily In The Big Easy

Thursday, September 11, 2014

U.S. immigration officials have allowed tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America to join family members or other guardians in the U.S. Nearly 1,000 are in New Orleans, for now.


Q&A: National Education Association President On Obama, Duncan

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A former elementary school teacher from Utah took the reins of the nation's largest teachers union this week.

As president of the National Education Association, Lily Eskelsen Garcia represents nearly 3 million teachers. Her No. 1 one priority? As she puts it: "Roll back standardized testing before it does more ...


New Orleans Enters The Charter School Era

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and swept away many of its public schools. Now, the city's largest district is unveiling a transformed school system, composed entirely of charter schools.


From Marbles In A Coffee Can, Lessons About Life, And Math

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

In Mexico a half-century ago, and in Wildwood, N.J., finding deeper meaning in a beloved playground game.


New Orleans Charters Prepare For A Big First Day Of School

Monday, August 11, 2014

The start to the school year in New Orleans offers a landmark moment in U.S. education. For the first time, a major urban school district will operate entirely with charter schools.


Q&A: Michelle Rhee On Teacher Tenure Challenges

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Vergara v. California dealt a serious blow to teacher tenure and seniority laws in that state. And anti-tenure groups say their movement is spreading.
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Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York

Monday, July 28, 2014

Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.


Medicare's Costs Stabilize, But Its Problems Are Far From Fixed

Monday, July 28, 2014

Medicare's trust fund is projected to have money until 2030, four years longer than predicted last year. But the fund that pays for disability benefits could run dry just two years from now.