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March 10, 2010

ESEA Renewal: What We Know So Far

It sounds like the Education Department is edging closer and closer to releasing its draft proposal on reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. And even though we haven't seen a comprehensive draft, a lot of the details have already been made public, either through announcement...

November 03, 2009

Previewing Obama's Speech in Wisconsin

Race to the Top will be a key focus of tomorrow's speech, which will highlight Wisconsin's upcoming legislative vote to remove the "firewall" between student data and teacher evaluations.

September 21, 2009

UPDATED: STEM Guru Steve Robinson Moves to White House

The former high school science teacher will have the same gig, just a different office--in the White House's Domestic Policy Council.

September 08, 2009

Kids Have Choice Words for Obama-Speech Controversy

Wakefield High School students call the speech flap "pointless" and "kind of dumb."

September 08, 2009

Duncan Hangs Tough on Obama's Speech

Ed. Sec. Duncan says that the education debate too often today focuses "on adult issues and adult drama.”

September 08, 2009

UPDATED: How Will Critics Respond After Obama Gives His Back-to-School Speech?

The president's noon speech is unquestionably a feel-good pep talk about personal responsibility.

September 03, 2009

UPDATE: The Obama Administration's Back-to-School Message: Personal Responsibility

Obama's Sept. 8 speech will echo many themes from his campaign, and kick off a $1,000 contest for students.

July 14, 2009

UPDATED: Obama's $12 Billion Boost for Community Colleges

Where is the administration's focus on high school graduates?

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...

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