News

  • 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 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 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

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    November 7, 2013
  • By Rachel Gibson
    November 4, 2013

    Computer science is the highest paid college degree and and computer programming jobs are growing at two times the national average. Yet, today, only 13 states and D.C. allow rigorous computer science courses to satisfy a math or science requirement for graduation from high school. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    October 31, 2013

    November 5 is coming up quickly, and holds big elections for several states. Here's our latest round up of the polls. Read more

  • By Rachel Gibson
    October 24, 2013

    This week, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Puerto Rico’s request for a waiver from ESEA has been granted.  Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    October 23, 2013

    Politico reported this week that Ted Mitchell, current CEO of NewSchools Venture Fund, has been tapped to fill the role of Under Secretary of Education. Read more

  • By Erica Price
    October 10, 2013

    This week, the OECD—the same body that reports PISA scores--released results from their new assessment, PIAAC (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies) on adult skills. The report looked at adults 16-65, and assessed their literacy, numeracy, and problem solving skills in a technology-rich environment.  Read more

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