• By David DeSchryver
    March 8, 2013

    Education is on the cusp of a major shift. It’s not sequestration, although political histrionics may suggest so. It’s not the waivers, although it decentralizes policy making in an important way.  It’s data. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    March 6, 2013

    This week, some of the W/A team is attending SXSWedu, an enthusiastic gathering of education entrepreneurs that has emerged from the entertainment-focused SXSW. One topic that's being aptly discussed this week, is training the next generation of entrepreneurs, job creators, and innovators within current businesses. Read more

  • By Austin Danhaus and Jenna Schuette Talbot
    March 4, 2013

    Today, educators, entrepreneurs, investors, and techies from across the globe will descend upon Austin, Texas for South by Southwest Edu, or SXSWedu. Historically, the much-loved festival has been a gathering place for would-be rock stars, budding filmmakers, and Silicon Valley minds. Three years ago, however, SXSW launched SXSWedu as its first public sector-focused conference strand. The event has quickly become one of the premier convenings for the education industry, attracting the who’s who of education to the Lone Star State.


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  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    February 28, 2013

    This week, College Board president David Coleman announced forthcoming changes to the SAT. Read more

  • By Rachel Vessey Gibson
    February 27, 2013

    As sequestration looms, the W/A team is keeping a close eye on what it may mean for educationRead more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    February 26, 2013

    Over the last year, we've seen a lot of excitement around shifting to competency-based models of academic advancement in both K-12 and higher education. Read more

  • By Jessica Slocum
    February 15, 2013

    Happy Friday! Here's what the W/A team is reading today. Read more

  • By Jessica Slocum
    February 14, 2013

    The Atlantic & National Journal hosted a State of the Union snapshot event this week, moderated by John Harwood, Chief Washington correspondent for CNBC, and Ron Brownstein and Garance Franke-Ruta of The Atlantic.  Of particular interest, two congressmen responded to the President’s proposed education initiatives. Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    February 13, 2013

    What should we pay attention to and what were mere distractions for education policy during last night’s State of the Union? Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot and Rachel Vessey Gibson
    February 8, 2013

    Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) convened a full committee hearing to examine the U.S. Department of Education’s waiver process, which gives states relief from certain provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.  Read more

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