• By David DeSchryver
    April 30, 2015

    David DeSchryver and Andrew Kelly of AEI publish a new paper on the state of learning accelerators and their impact on education and workforce policy. Read more

  • By Austin Dannhaus
    April 27, 2015

    Following the Senate HELP committee's passage of the Every Child Achieves Act, we conducted a short survey of education policy Insiders to understand how this development affects the prospects for ESEA renewal. Generally, Insiders are optimistic that the HELP committee's actions, under the leadership of chairman, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and the ranking member, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), could lead to an updated law before Obama leaves office. Insiders caution, however, that there is much to overcome in the House. Read more

  • By david deschryver
    April 8, 2015

    Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray released their compromise draft ESEA bill this week. It contains the same Title I supplement not supplant language as Senator Alexander's first discussion draft. I wrote about it here. There are plenty of good aspects to it. There are plenty of uncertain aspects to it. The proposed rule says, in short, that the only test of supplanting is a demonstration that schools get their due of state and local funding. But what is that? This post looks into that. Check out the data below. What do you think? Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    April 6, 2015

    Whiteboard Advisors taps expertise of policy expert and former classroom teacher. Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    March 26, 2015

    Over 40 states are now considering legislation on student privacy, and state education agencies and local districts are figuring out what this all means for their policies and practices. Last week, the legal community gathered to discuss what's next for data privacy. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    March 26, 2015

    This week, 1776 announced that education entrepreneur Rusty Greiff will join the DC-based incubator to lead their work to help early stage education companies grow and succeed. 

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  • By Deirdre Dlugoleski
    March 19, 2015

    On Friday, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) announced four new advocacy priorities for post-secondary success: data and information, finance and financial aid, college readiness, and innovation and scale. Read more

  • By Noah Sudow
    March 17, 2015

    Today, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the U.S. Department of Education is leaning towards two college ratings systems. Read more

  • By Deirdre Dlugoleski
    March 12, 2015

    On Monday, the White House launched its new TechHire initiative, a multi-sector effort to make well-paying tech jobs and training available to low-skill workers and underserved individuals and communities.  Read more

  • By Austin Dannhaus
    March 3, 2015

    Last week, we released a snapshot of recent data from our February Eduation Insider on the timing of ESEA reauthorization. That sruvey closed on Februrary 25, and Insiders very optimistic: 51.5% thought that Congress would pass a bill in 2015 and 57.7% believed a bill could be signed in to law before Obama leaves office.

    Just two days after our survey closed, on February 27, the House delayed a vote on a bill to reauthorize ESEA. Given the high expectation Insiders had expressed just two days prior, we wanted to follow-up to see how the delayed vote affected the outlook for reauthorization. Read more

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