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Grit, Common Core, and School Choice: 2015’s Most Popular Posts

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talks with reporter Motoko Rich of the New York Times at EWA's 68th National Seminar in Chicago, May 2015. A write-up of Duncan's remarks was among the year's most popular Educated Reporter blog posts.

It’s been a busy year for The Educated Reporter, and there’s no sign of things slowing down. Before we flip the page on the calendar to 2016, I wanted to take a moment to thank two important groups: You, the readers, and the many Education Writers Association members who have contributed guest posts to this site. 

 There have been some superb examples of education journalism this year, and we’re looking forward to showcasing them through the EWA National Awards for Education Reporting. The finalists will be named in March, and the winners announced at EWA’s 69th National Seminar in Boston this spring. (Early bird registration ends Dec. 31!)

In the meantime, here are the Top 10 most popular Educated Reporter posts of 2015: 

  1.  When Grit Isn’t Enough
  2. Motivation Might Not Improve Student Scores While Girls Still March Forward
  3. What Happens When Young People Don’t Want to be Teachers?
  4. More Than Minutes: Building a Better School Day
  5. A Chicago High School’s Turnaround
  6. Cyber-Attack Derails Common Core Testing
  7. The 2015 Education Beat: Common Core, Testing, School Choice
  8. Arne Duncan: Education is the Great Equalizer, Not Yet National Priority
  9. Ten Questions to Ask on Nevada’s  New School Choice Law
  10. Are Video Games Good for Kids?