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June 10, 2009

ED in 08's Swan Song

In case you were wondering whether that $25 million or so that the Gates and Broad Foundations invested in ED in '08 paid off, Strong American Schools, which managed the program, is here to tell you that the campaign "has helped turn the need for education reform from a low-priority campaign issue i...

November 12, 2008

Bill Gates on ED in '08: 'Mouthing Platitudes'

My colleague, Erik Robelen, was in Seattle yesterday covering the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's new strategy for revamping its high school reform strategy. After the formal speeches, the Gates team gathered on stage for some Q-and-A from the high-powered audience, which included the likes of W...

October 31, 2008

Palin's Parent Proposal

Like parts of McCain's Head Start proposal, it seems that some of her proposals to help parents of special needs students may already be law.

October 24, 2008

Sarah Palin Gives a Big Speech on Special Education

Palin advocated, among other things, for full funding of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. I wonder how that will square with Sen. John McCain's plan to freeze most spending - including for education programs.

October 03, 2008

UPDATED: In Palin's Backyard: The Energy Crisis and Rural Alaskan Schools

Residents of Alaska's small villages and cities are fleeing their rural communities—and their local schools—for more urban Anchorage, where gas, heating fuel, and food are cheaper.

October 02, 2008

Give Palin and Biden Extra Credit for Bringing Up Schools

There wasn’t a single question on schools during the vice presidential debate, but the candidates managed to sneak in some comments on education.

October 02, 2008

Tonight's VP Debate: Will Education Make an Appearance?

If the moderator doesn't ask a question about schools, it won't be because no one tried.

October 01, 2008

'Mission Accomplished' for ED in '08?

The Gates and Broad Foundations say they aren't going to be providing any additional funding for ED in '08, the venture that was designed to put education front-and-center in the presidential campaign.

October 01, 2008

Palin on Teaching Evolution in Schools

The Republican vice presidential nominee told Katie Couric that evolution, and not creationism, should be in the public school curriculum.

September 15, 2008

Palin: 'I'm a Product of Title IX'

She tells ABC that questions about combining family and a political career are irrelevant, thanks in part to the federal law barring sex bias in education.

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