• By Gene Hickok
    August 23, 2012

    What if K-12 borrowed a practice from higher education, and allowed school districts to negotiate individual contracts with teachers?  Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    August 22, 2012

    The edu-world is abuzz with news of Congressman Paul Ryan’s selection as GOP vice president nominee: What does Governor Romney’s pick actually mean for education?   Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    August 21, 2012

    Today, we released our new 2012 State Election Preview report which gives a snapshot at activities across all 50 states.  Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    August 20, 2012

    A new Fox News documentary, "Fixing Our Schools," is highlighting innovative solutions to our public education system’s shortcomings. Read more

  • By Gene Hickok
    August 7, 2012

    College and university trustees face daunting challenges. The role of the governing board may be more important than ever. But recent events at well-regarded state universities suggest boards may need to think long and hard about what they do and how they do it. Read more

  • By John Bailey
    July 27, 2012
  • By Peter Cookson
    July 27, 2012

    Gene Hickok’s July 17th blog got me to thinking: When is a US Department of Education mandate not a mandate? If the provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) are the key to unlocking the doors to a secret education kingdom wereall children are above average - by 2014 no less - how come it’s so easy to opt out? Is there an escape clause in NCLB that is written in invisible ink saying, “You are required to conform to the regulations of the Department, unless you don’t want to?”  Read more

  • By Rachel Vessey Gibson and David DeSchryver
    July 26, 2012

    The Senate recently approved the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 (HR 5872). It passed the House last week with a vote of 414-2 and it now awaits the President’s signature. The bill requires federal agencies to provide more program-level information on the potential 9% across the board cut. Read more

  • By John Bailey
    July 26, 2012

    The lawsuit brought by the ACLU in Michigan is important for several reasons. First, policymakers and education reformers often casually refer to education as a civil right. But now the ACLU is saying that this is more than just rhetoric, that education is a very real right that all students have and action is needed when that right is violated. They make the important argument that students have the “right to read” which provides the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to learn other subjects and succeed in college, careers, and society. Despite spending more than $16,000 per student, only 10 percent of Highland Park School students are proficient in reading. At the heart of this argument is that we haven’t asked too much from our schools, it is that we have settled for too little. Read more

  • By Rachel Vessey Gibson
    July 18, 2012

    Today we released the results of our July Education Insider survey. The Insider survey continues to garner media attention as a tool for understanding and predicting education trends; the Huffington Post published a piece earlier today which discusses our analysis of the Common Core assessment consortia.
     

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