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Teacher Shortage Shenanigans, The Boss & School, Juvenile “Justice,” Jane Pauley, West On Driverless Trans, School By Design Launches, CER Relaunches, Ed Ideas And Music!

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:43:54 +0000

Last week I mentioned the new education blog starting up with a music theme. Today I shared about a recent Springsteen show and one of my kids over there. More music below. More pushback on the teacher shortage narrative via Goldhaber. Here’s Chad Aldeman with even more: The LPI report confuses these sources of new teachers. […]



Teacher Pay In Denver, Mead On Head Start, Mass Charters, Trumpian Ed Politics, O’Keefe On Testing Tradeoffs, CBE, 529s, Grateful Blogging

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:02:47 +0000

A decade ago Denver jump started the national conversation about pay for contribution or pay for performance (although it wasn’t pay for performance strictly speaking, it was important from both a practice and political standpoint). A new analysis by a local group looks at where things are and points to some directions forward. Bellwether’s Kaitlin […]



Innovation! New From Bellwether

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:47:23 +0000

New report from Bellwether today – and it’s exactly the kind of first over the barbed wire type of project we like to do. It’s the U.S Innovation Index prototype. As the accompanying report discusses innovation matters to progress but to foster innovation it’s important to measure and analyze various conditions associated with it. The […]



Pensions Aren’t Risky! The Education Divide, Willingham On Editing, Civic Ed, Rashad Turner Speaks, Who Is Advising Trump On Edu? Kolderie Gets Systemic, Buses And Straws

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:23:42 +0000

This event on college matching, today, looks interesting. CT is appealing the landmark school finance decision there. Rashad Turner in his own words. Trump’s education team. Schools exploring innovative ways to teach grit, but it’s easy to get carried away. You may not agree with all of what Ted Kolderie writes here about how to improve […]



Edujob – Vice President Communications And Publications @ TNTP

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:30:15 +0000

Heres’s a fun job at a high impact organization: Vice President of Communications and Publications at TNTP. From the posting: The Vice President will report to the Executive Vice President – Public Affairs and set the vision, goals and culture for the Communications & Publications Department. We’re looking for a skilled communicator who is equally […]



Edujob: Managing Director of Policy and Research, TN Charter School Center

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 22:44:12 +0000

Here’s a great edujob that blends several related and crucial issues in a really interesting state: Managing Director of Policy and Research for the Tennessee Charter School Center.  The Managing Director of Policy and Research will lead the organization’s work in setting the statewide legislative agenda for TCSC, and identifying a roadmap for future policy, […]



Friday Fish! Petrilli Returns!

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:30:52 +0000

The Petrilli’s took their son fishing and you’ll never believe what happened next! Nico Petrilli’s angling career has been featured here before a few ways. But this fish is a milestone. He got it on the Potomac, near Sycamore Island, so father Mike is proud it’s an “inside the beltway” fish. Hundreds of education people with […]



Edujob: Deputy ED At NAGB

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:30:24 +0000

Here’s a terrific edujob coming open: Deputy Executive Director at the National Assessment Governing Board (pdf). NAGB oversees, sets policy for, and administers the National Assessment of Educational Progress.  That basket of assessments, the NAEP, is the widely regarded benchmark for assessing broad trends in student achievement and contextual factors. The successful candidate in this […]



Texas Spec Ed, Haynes On Charters And Race, Whitmire On Charters In DC, 16 For 2016, Extended Time, Discipline, Climate Change And Schools, Antler Arch

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:25:23 +0000

You were probably under the impression that the answer is 42. Turns out it’s 8.5. And this story about 8.5 from Texas is ugly. Here are sixteen education policy ideas for the next President (pdf). Cynthia Tucker Haynes on charter schools and the African-American community. The long-running backlash against charter schools — now stoked to a […]



Edujob: Executive Director: Greater New Orleans/Louisiana Delta Teach For America

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:30:20 +0000

Here’s a great edujob with the possibility for real impact. From the JD: When TFA launched in 1990, its New Orleans chapter began with just 45 corps members but, today, the region has a corps of over 200 serving the parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard. In 2010, TFA expanded its work in the […]