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Paul Vallas in New Orleans: Episode 10 - The TFA Effect

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Paul Vallas in New Orleans: Episode 10 - The TFA Effect

Does being bright, young and energetic qualify one to be a good teacher? New Orleans Superintendent Paul Vallas seems to think so.

Jul 7th, 2009 | 33 comments | 20,087 Views
Paul Vallas in New Orleans: Episode 9 - Charter Schools: Experiment or Solution?

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Paul Vallas in New Orleans: Episode 9 - Charter Schools: Experiment or Solution?

Paul Vallas wants to 'charterize' the entire district, even though there's evidence that charters may be abusing their freedom.

May 7th, 2009 | 6 comments | 15,176 Views
Duration: 10:08 min
Paul Vallas in New Orleans: Episode 8 - Truancy in New Orleans’ Schools

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Paul Vallas in New Orleans: Episode 8 - Truancy in New Orleans’ Schools

What would you do if at least 20% of your high school students missed school regularly? That's a problem Paul Vallas is facing.

Feb 3rd, 2009 | 2 comments | 8,592 Views
Duration: 9:23 min
Commentary: Reclaiming America, One 1st Grader at a Time

Commentary: Reclaiming America, One 1st Grader at a Time

Learning to read with understanding is the foundation for all learning, but most low-income children in the U.S. are below grade level in reading by the 4th grade.

Dec 1st, 2008 | 0 comments | 7,081 Views
Paul Vallas in New Orleans: Episode 7 - Teachers Learn the Ropes

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Paul Vallas in New Orleans: Episode 7 - Teachers Learn the Ropes

Paul Vallas is a big proponent teaching programs like Teach for America but others argue that 8 weeks of training isn't enough to prepare teachers.

Oct 17th, 2008 | 1 comment | 6,984 Views
Duration: 9:36 min
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