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  • By David DeSchryver
    December 5, 2012

    The U.S. Department of Education announced that 61 applications have been selected as finalists for the Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) competition. The 2012 RTT-D program will provide close to $400 million to support locally developed plans to personalize and deepen student learning, directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare every student for success in college and careers. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    December 4, 2012

    We are please to announce today that Whiteboard Advisors has formed a new affiliation with London-based Quiller Consultants.  Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    November 9, 2012

    As it stands, the PARCC assessment consortia will place significant responsibility in the hands of a state chief that ran on a platform opposed to the Common Core. Read more

  • By Neal Urwitz
    November 1, 2012

    A recent Daily Show episode highlighted the issues veterans have finding jobs. Inadequate training and "credentialing vs. competency" are big factors. Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    October 17, 2012

    What happened to parental involvement? The idea has been incubating. In 2002, NCLB got ahead of itself. The premise was right, but the data and the tools were not yet ready. That has changed. Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    October 5, 2012

    What did we learn about education policy in the first presidential debate this week? The candidates aren't so different on funding issues. Read more

  • By Gene Hickok
    September 13, 2012

    The charter school movement is twenty years old. It is a movement. Charter schools have emerged as the most prevalent strategy for providing greater choices and opportunities in K-12 education for families. What started out as a somewhat revolutionary desire to create semi-independent public schools geared at specific missions and clientele has evolved into a well-established part of American public education. Read more

  • By Peter Cookson
    September 7, 2012

    The 2012 Democratic and Republican platforms espouse many similar ideas for education reform but the devil—or the difference—is in the details.  Read more

  • By Peter W. Cookson, Jr.
    August 31, 2012

    With a clear focus on limited federal prescriptions, increased state responsibility and expanded parental choice, the Romney plan takes steps toward deregulating and decentralizing public education.  Read more

  • By Neal Urwitz and Austin Dannhaus
    August 30, 2012

    Jeb Bush, Michelle Rhee, and Walden Media's "Won't Back Down" Read more

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