In an exclusive interview, the presidential candidate responds to questions raised about the veracity of her story about why she left her first teaching job
Dana Goldstein1. I may know a bit about the history of teaching. It was EXTREMELY COMMON to push pregnant teachers out of their jobs, right through the 1970s. These rules were often unspoken and enforced without a paper trail. Economists call it a "pregnancy bar."
Under the plan, tuition to all state colleges would be free for students regardless of family income.
Dana GoldsteinBreaking: New Mexico is set to announce, today, the furthest reaching state proposal yet for free college. Both 2 and 4-year public schools would be free for all students, even those whose families could afford to pay.
It's one of the most famous studies ever done on kids. It's often cited as a reason children from poor families struggle in school. But it may be neither 30 million words, nor exactly a gap.
Dana GoldsteinLast night Joe Biden referenced dated and debunked research on the "word gap" between poor and middle-class children. Read @anya1anya on that study of 42 families conducted in the early 1980s.
This fall, more American students than ever will start their first day of school learning in a language other than English.
Dana GoldsteinGorgeous piece by @RichardFausset on the revival of French education in Louisiana and bilingual ed across the U.S. This is culturally relevant schooling for many millions of kids whose families have these languages in their roots - no matter how distant.
For decades, schools have taught children the strategies of struggling readers, using a theory about reading that cognitive scientists have repeatedly debunked. And many teachers and parents don't know there's anything wrong with it.
Dana GoldsteinJust heard @ehanford's newest investigation on the widespread malpractice in how reading is taught. I felt pure rage/I want to be Emily when I grow up. You can listen on Thursday. It's must-have info for teachers, parents, edu reporters, and admins.
Presidential campaigns have a sound. We analyzed the playlists of 10 presidential candidates to see how the songs align with their core message.
Dana GoldsteinI need to tweet this again because it is FANTASTIC. I gotta say: Kamala and Beto are the clear music primary winners for me. Stick to the end for Trump's surprise love of gay artists!
Dana Goldstein1. My new piece: “Hxrstory.” “Cisheteropartriachy.” “Accompliceship.” Critics say California’s proposed ethnic studies curriculum is “progressive to the point of self-parody.” Supporters say it "honors students as young intellectuals."
Demand for disability accommodations for schoolwork and testing has swelled. But access to them is unequal and the process is vulnerable to abuse.
Dana GoldsteinThis was a tough one to write. I was diagnosed with anxiety at age 13 and benefited greatly from treatment. But the class and race disparities here are huge -- and impacting students' grades, test scores and college acceptances. With @jugalpatelNYT
Dana GoldsteinI'll be on @KQED, 12-1 ET, to discuss our investigation on inequity in disability accommodations like extra time on SAT. I've pulled data on wealthy schools in Bay Area/CA where rates are way above the national average. Listen to find out where they are.
Ten African American teenagers cluster together in the center of a public high school classroom in Ossining, a northern suburb of New York City. School ended half an hour ago; in the hallway outside,
Dana Goldstein2. I learned I had been part of a desegregation plan in '07, as a journalist. I reported on how my home town was trying to close the achievement gap, finally accepting that integration would not be enough w/out addressing tracking and other issues.
Rising concerns about housing affordability, racial inequality and climate change are causing cities nationwide to re-examine their attachment to the detached house.
Dana GoldsteinImportant look at single-family zoning by @emilymbadger and @qdbui. This is one reason why schools are segregated, why teachers can't afford to live where they work, and why school enrollment/funding are declining in cities like LA
Like many rich Americans, I used to think educational investment could heal the country’s ills—but I was wrong. Fighting inequality must come first.
Dana GoldsteinWell, @NickHanauer is one of those people who is always interesting. One of the tough things about covering education is that while research shows schools are a modest lever to close macro inequality gaps, they are transformative in individual lives