• 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

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    November 21, 2013

    This week is International Education Week, which provides an opportunity to revisit how we are ensuring that students of all ages have access to meaningful cross-cultural exchange programs that can help to build valuable skills for a global economy.  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

  • November 22, 2013

    Whiteboard Advisors and the Foundation for Excellence in Education conducted a national survey about special education funding formulas in partnership with NASDSE, the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, during August‐September 2013. Read more

  • By Erica Price
    November 18, 2013

    Digital learning shouldn’t start or stop at the schoolhouse gate.  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

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