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June 01, 2009

'I Hate Charter Schools'

From guest blogger Erik Robelen: Apparently, a Democratic lawmaker in Texas didn’t get the talking points from Education Secretary Arne Duncan about expanding the charter schools sector. A bill that would have allowed more charters to open in Texas was killed on the floor of the state's House of...

May 26, 2009

Sotomayor Nomination: The K-12 Angle

Over at the School Law Blog, my colleague Erik Robelen gives a K-12 once-over on President Obama's nomination of New York federal appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court. Her personal and professional resume includes a lot of anecdotes that will resonate with the public. He...

May 08, 2009

The Dirty Dozen: Ed. Dept. Budget Cuts In-Depth

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has declared many of these programs, such as Even Start, either ineffective or not demonstrating results.

April 07, 2009

Obama Sparks a Belt-Wearing Trend at Florida High School

It's not clear yet whether the Obama administration's policies will be able to raise achievement, but the president has inspired some students to pull up something else: their pants.

March 10, 2009

Chiefs Talk Stimulus and Standards With Duncan & Co.

There was a lot of buzz about Obama's speech this morning and the Department's guidance on the economic stimulus package.

March 10, 2009

Everyone Loves Obama's Speech

First address on schools is drawing praise from everyone from GOP lawmakers to the NEA. Not surprisingly, these groups came up with different interpretations of the remarks, particularly on alternative pay for teachers.

March 10, 2009

President Obama to Call for Incentive Pay, Rigorous Standards

In his first major education speech as president, Obama will emphasize and flesh out many of the details of his education redesign agenda.

February 25, 2009

UPDATED: Obama's Congressional Address: Education Key to Economic Recovery

Obama set a new goal--that by 2020, the United States will have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.

January 08, 2009

Obama: Stimulus Will Modernize Schools, Teacher Training

President-elect Barack Obama delivered a major speech today to urge "dramatic action" to jump-start the economy. In addition to highlighting his plans to use an estimated $775 billion in federal stimulus money to expand Internet broadband, computerize medical records, and double the production of a...

December 11, 2008

Going through Bill Ayers Withdrawl?

Never fear. Last week, Bill Ayers wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times about his time with the Weather Underground. And in it, the University of Illinois, Chicago education prof reiterates claims that he wasn't a close associate of President-elect Obama's. This morning, the post's Charles ...

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