Education News, Analysis, and Commentary

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Are Ed Reformers Ignoring Key Voting Blocs?

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:09:17 +0000

Two demographics defined much of the last election: Rural voters and the political behavior of college educated and voters and those with advanced degrees. Something else they have in common? Ed reformers don’t have much to say to them. That’s a problem. I look at that today in U.S. News & World Report: The defeat […]

Charter Schools And Trump’s Budget, Mitchel On Charters And Early Ed, Barnum On ESSA And Evidence, Bradford On Awkward History, Plus That 90s Show, More!

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:03:08 +0000

Listen to Ashley Mitchel talk about charter schools and pre-K on C-Span.  Matt Barnum goes deep on evidence and ESSA plans. Derrell Bradford on the complicated history of public schools that doesn’t lend itself to some of today’s shibboleths: Our relationship with public institutions — and schools in particular — is only in balance when the […]

Roger Wilkins

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:16:06 +0000

Roger Wilkins has passed. A big legacy that includes education.

STEM, SCOTUS Special Ed Dissents, Charter Growth, Discipline With Cami Anderson, Remediation With Checker Finn, Hockey Dog! Plus More!

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:09:46 +0000

I talked with Ron Ottinger of STEM Next about STEM, equity, and what he wants to see happen. Non-discriminatory laws are key to a dynamic business climate these days – but so are great public schools and some choice for parents amongst them. The Richmond Times-Dispatch makes that point in relation to the veto of […]

Smith Honored, Rhames Vouches, Moskowitz Talks, Plus More On Schools And Immigration, KIPP – UFT Lawsuit, Betsy Arons Says Ditch The NY Test, Good Stories And More!

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:45:22 +0000

It’s Friday and Kevin Kosar caught a trout, but you have to go to Twitter to see it. Scroll down this page for several edujobs that are open now. UNC honors Preston Smith and their magazine talks with him. Marilyn Rhames on the pro-voucher reality for a lot of parents. Yesterday I mentioned the unique and tacit […]

Trump’s Budget Cuts, Reading, ICE And Schools, Endrew F, Ian Rowe, Rick Perry And A & M, Suspension Debate, Maryland Debate, A Lot Of Jalen And More!

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:14:39 +0000

Kate Pennington says Trump’s call to cut Title II funding should instead open up a discussion about how to spend it.  Sarah Silverman and Elizabeth Combs say the cuts are a mistake. From where I sit this about covers the Hanna Skandera situation. Miami Sup’t Alberto Carvalho says no ICE in the schools there.  See NYC, too. […]

Charter Schools And Fake News, Brookings And Real Analysis, Remediation Reform, Structural Inequality, More Middlebury, Hassels, More!

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:25:40 +0000

Looking for a new opportunity? Scroll down this page for a lot of edujobs including Educators 4 Excellence, Building Excellent Schools, and a bunch of others. Charter schools were the focus of a lot of “fake news” way before fake news was a thing. 74′s Romy Drucker is moderating a panel to talk about that […]

Edujob: Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development @ Educators 4 Excellence

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:30:07 +0000

Great job at a high impact organization focused on empowering teachers: Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development. The Position of Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development presents an exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional and leader to shape E4E’s growth strategy and development functions, affirm and celebrate E4E’s mission, support its ongoing successes, and […]

Betsy DeVos Speaks! Budget News, ESSA Flex, Duncan On OCR, More!

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:09:20 +0000

On this date in 1963 Alcatraz closed. Not so well known, it had a pretty robust CTE initiative. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos defended the President’s budget to an audience of state officials yesterday. I listened but still basically think this. Behind the scenes more and more people shifting from “give DeVos a chance” to “this […]

Books! Plus Trump Budget, Ohio ESSA, KIPP – UFT Legal Wrangling, ICE And Schools, Autism And Sesame Street, More!

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:14:40 +0000

It’s March 20th, spring is coming! On this date in 1852, the abolitionist classic Uncle Tom’s Cabin was first published as a serial. Today the book is controversial because of some of its language and portrayals and sometimes is part of fights about what students should read in school. But in the 19th-Century it was considered subversive and […]