• By Tom Shaver
    December 18, 2013

    Improving student completions is a complex challenge that will require improvements in at-risk student intervention, academic advising, and clear/available pathways to completion. Now is the time to dive into those complexities and start significantly increasing completions. Read more

  • By Rachel Gibson
    December 17, 2013

    Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the winners of the 2013 Race to the Top-District competition. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot and Rachel Gibson
    December 12, 2013

    This week, computer science has swept the nation. Over the last 4 days, 11 million children have learned how to write a basic line of code thanks to Code.org’s “Hour of Code” campaign as part of Computer Science Education Week. To put this in perspective, more students have tried the Hour of Code in the last 4 days than Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram combined in their first three months. Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    December 11, 2013

    Washington lawmakers have come to an agreement! (Please take a moment to re-read and appreciate the prior sentence. It is rarely published these days). Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) reached a two year budget deal on Tuesday evening. The deal establishes the overall budget caps for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 at just over $1 trillion. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    December 5, 2013

    Today, Whiteboard Advisor Co-Director David Deschryver presented to CACE, Massachusetts organization of local federal program administrators and a state affiliate of NAFEPA, on the national outlook for federal programs, including Title I. Read more

  • By Rachel Gibson
    November 22, 2013

    This week there were two federal grant updates worth noting: RTT-D finalists were announced and the Obama administration announced a new Race to the Top-like program. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    November 21, 2013

    This week is International Education Week, which provides an opportunity to revisit how we are ensuring that students of all ages have access to meaningful cross-cultural exchange programs that can help to build valuable skills for a global economy.  Read more

  • By Erica Price
    November 18, 2013

    Digital learning shouldn’t start or stop at the schoolhouse gate.  Read more

  • By Rachel Gibson
    November 15, 2013

    Earlier this week, we issued an Education Insider report on last week's elections and their impact on education. We asked our Insiders to respond to the elections in New York City, Boston, and New Jersey. The report was featured on New York City's ABC affiliate, ABC 7, in a segment focusing on Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio's choices for school chancellor. Read more

  • By Erica Price
    November 13, 2013

    Whiteboard's Erica Price provides an analysis of NAEP data including a national overview, state highlights, and achievement gap information. Read more

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