Education

  • February 17, 2012 - 3:00pm

    Early-childhood education is emerging as a contentious policy issue in states and Washington and as an opportunity for education investors and non-profits. The Obama Administration has launched a number of initiatives advancing early childhood education ranging from reforming Head Start to the release of the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant winners. We asked Insiders for their thoughts on the effectiveness of these reforms, the support in Congress for expanding early childhood education initiatives, the likelihood for additional funding, and where the greatest opportunities are for providers in the next several years. 


    We also have introduced several new tracking questions to the survey including if the Race to the Top Assessment coalitions are on the "right track" or "wrong track" and if support for the Common Core is increasing or decreasing among key constituencies and thought leaders. 

    Join Andy Rotherham and John Bailey for a discussion of this month's survey results.  Sara Mead, an early learning policy expert from Bellwether Education Partners, will join them for the conversation and be available for your questions.  

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  • By Neal Urwitz
    February 10, 2012

    Representative John Kline (R-MN), Chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, released a pair of bills that together would replace NCLB. Chairman Kline introduced the Student Success Act and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act at an event at the conservative American Enterprise Institute (AEI). This is a summary of that event Read more

  • By Peter Cookson
    February 9, 2012

    Traditional public schools and charter schools are fighting very publically. Here is why it is time for them to declare a truce. Read more

  • By John Bailey
    February 9, 2012
  • By David DeSchryver
    February 7, 2012

    In their latest report on the ESEA, “Cut and Run,” Jeremy Ayers and Raegen Miller of the Center for American Progress take on Representative John Kline’s (R-Minn.) ESEA “Discussion Draft,” the Student Success Act. The title of the report is a tip-off that Ayers and Miller are not enamored with the draft. They raise plenty of legitimate concerns, but the one that catches my interest is their beef with the proposed elimination of the current maintenance of effort (MOE) provision. Read more

  • By John Bailey
    February 6, 2012
  • By John Bailey
    February 6, 2012
  • By Neal Urwitz
    February 3, 2012

    With legislative sessions underway, we receive a lot of questions about the mechanics of legislation. Our 2012 Session Calendar shows the legislative calendars of all of the states. Read more

  • By John Bailey
    February 2, 2012
  • By John Bailey
    February 1, 2012

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