The Insider View of Education Reform
What is Education Insider?
Education Insider is a free monthly report that provides real-time insights on federal education policy trends, debates, and issues—from the handful of decision makers that are driving the process. The Insiders include current and former White House and U.S. Department of Education staff, Congressional leaders, state school chiefs, and leaders of major trade associations, think tanks, and advocacy groups.
Through an exclusive survey tool, we ask these key policy and political insiders for their opinion on important and timely federal policy ranging from the timing of key legislation to the support or opposition of policy proposals. Feedback from the field is coupled with the expert analysis of our co-publishers John Bailey, Andy Rotherham, and Rachel Vessey Gibson to provide visibility into issues, trends, and likely outcomes.
Each month's survey is based on the current events, debates, and emerging trends. Topics covered have included ESEA reauthorization and waivers, federal funding, Common Core standards and assessments, national and state elections, digital learning, and Race to the Top.
April 2013 Education Insider: Tracking Measures, Commo Core, and Timely Topics: Insiders weigh in on Common Core and publishers, parental engagement, and California's district ESEA waiver.
March 2013 Education Insider: Tracking Measures, Sequestration, and Higher Education Act: Insiders weigh in on our usual tracking measures, the Sequestration, and the Higher Education Act.
February 2013 Education Insider: Digital Learning & Common Core: Insiders evaluate Common Core's current progress and upcoming challenges, and weigh in on digital learning in K12 and higher education.
February 2013 Education Insider: State of the Union Snapshot: Insiders respond to the President's education proposals.
January 2013 Education Insider: Looking Ahead to 2013: Federal Policy, School Safety, and Digital Learning: Insiders weigh in on trends and topics that will be important in 2013.
December 2012 Education Insider: Tracking Measures, Assessment Consortia, Student Surveys, and Multi-State Advocacy Groups: Insiders share their insights on these topics and more.
Insider In the News
House GOP Lawmakers Want More Information on NCLB Waivers, Education Week, April 22, 2013
Core Question: Who Supports The Common Core?, State Impact/NPR, April 19, 2013
Education Leaders Weigh In On Parent Engagement, Privacy Issues, Education Week, April 10, 2013
Build the Quality Pre-K Pipeline, Education Week, February 25, 2013
Survey: Washington 'Insiders' Pessimistic About Common Tests, Education Week, February 21, 2013
Districts To Seek NCLB Waiver Whether Or Not They’re Invited, Ed Source Today, February 10, 2013
Beyond School Choice, Forbes, January 30, 2013
Unwritten Tests Present Major Common Core Obstacle, School Reform News, January 28, 2013
'Insiders' Not Sanguine on Federal Teacher-Prep Regulations, Education Week, January 23, 2013
Education 'Insiders' Extremely Skeptical Of Positive Education Reform, Election Impact, Huffington Post, November 14, 2012
Respite on Ed Issues Unlikely for Election Winners, Education Week, November 5, 2012
Romney Out-Performed Obama On Education-Focused Comments During First Presidential Debate: Insider Survey," Huffington Post, October 9, 2012