Education

  • By David DeSchryver
    January 13, 2014

    2014 promises to be an important year. We have put together an overview of the challenges before Congress and what the 2013 ending “budget deal” means for Congress and for the U.S. Department of Education. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    January 9, 2014

    Today, our co-founder Ben Wallerstein hosted a panel at the CES TransformingEDU Summit on the new innovator's dilemma. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    January 2, 2014

    We are seeking a top-notch intern to join us part-time this winter and spring in Washington, DC.  Read more

  • By Tom Shaver
    December 18, 2013

    Improving student completions is a complex challenge that will require improvements in at-risk student intervention, academic advising, and clear/available pathways to completion. Now is the time to dive into those complexities and start significantly increasing completions. Read more

  • By Rachel Gibson
    December 17, 2013

    Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the winners of the 2013 Race to the Top-District competition. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot and Rachel Gibson
    December 12, 2013

    This week, computer science has swept the nation. Over the last 4 days, 11 million children have learned how to write a basic line of code thanks to Code.org’s “Hour of Code” campaign as part of Computer Science Education Week. To put this in perspective, more students have tried the Hour of Code in the last 4 days than Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram combined in their first three months. Read more

  • 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 Jenna Schuette Talbot
    December 5, 2013

    Today, Whiteboard Advisor Co-Director David Deschryver presented to CACE, Massachusetts organization of local federal program administrators and a state affiliate of NAFEPA, on the national outlook for federal programs, including Title I. Read more

  • December 4, 2013

    PISA, the Programme for International Student Assessment, is given every three years by the OECD.  About 510,000 students in 65 countries (or sub-national entities, like Shanghai) took part in PISA 2012. The results from the 2012 test administration were released this week. Read more

  • November 25, 2013

    This month's Education Insider report focuses on our usual tracking measures, rural school districts and rural education, and political appointees at the U.S. Department of Education. Read more

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