ARTICLES

HARRIS: Allow the governor to lead completely on education

For decades, the nation’s governors have been the driving force for changing—and improving—education policy.
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HARRIS: Trigger laws critical to amplifying parents' voices

For too long, power over urban schools has rested too much with district central offices and not enough with parents.
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HARRIS: Far too many students still aren't ready for college

In Indiana and other states, we face a sobering reality: Far too few students are prepared for college-level coursework.
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HARRIS: Daniels has historic chance to transform teacher training

Gov. Daniels will have a momentous opportunity to make Purdue’s College of Education a national model for teacher preparation.
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HARRIS: Evaluating all teachers is critical, regardless of subject

When compensating teachers based on test scores and other performance measures, how should teachers in fine arts be reviewed?
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HARRIS: Solid board members elevate local charter schools

Community leaders can fundamentally shape institutions that have the potential to change kids’ lives.
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HARRIS: Tests should be a priority, but not at expense of other skills

Standardized tests are a vital instrument for determining whether schools are carrying out their central mission.
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HARRIS: Charter performance is strong, but accountability is critical

The autonomy charter schools receive comes with the condition that they meet high standards or face closure.
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HARRIS: Reforms elevate teaching profession to the status it deserves

Teaching should be our nation’s highest calling. Indiana’s recent education reforms take us a big step in that direction.
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HARRIS: A good idea, as long as quality is closely monitored

In certain instances technology is actually changing the very nature of teaching and learning and helping students achieve at drastically higher rates.
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