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August 03, 2012

Friday Reading List: Romney, Waivers, Brown vs. Weingarten

Happy Friday! August is typically a slow month in the education world (no school, lots of folks on vacation) but there's been some interesting news this week.

October 02, 2009

Friday Reading List: ESEA Renewal Coming Soon to a Congress Near You

Happy Friday! Check out these good reads: The always-vigilant Eduflack reports on the time-line for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, aka No Child Left Behind. Apparently, it's coming sooner than you think. Edweek's own Steve Sawchuk of Teacher Beat fame reports on t...

September 11, 2009

Friday Reading List: Mayoral Control, Remediation, and Must See TV

Is Arne Duncan softening his stance on mayoral control? This and more good reads...

September 01, 2009

Friday Reading List: Better on Tuesday

I'm sure your Friday was spent sifting through the hundreds of comments submitted for the Race to the Top program. Now that you've digested those, check out these good reads: *Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a Republican from Minnesota who knows his stuff when it comes to education, is being talked up as a 2012...

July 17, 2009

Readling List: Duncan's 'Public' Schedule and More

For your weekend reading: Alexander Russo offers advice to new education reporters (including to get off the beat soon because it's not very prestigious). And he's surely annoyed the Education Department by asking for EdSec Duncan's daily schedule -- and not the one that's already online. Russo wan...

June 12, 2009

Friday Reading List: Duncan Puts His Muscle Behind Mayoral Control

Not content with prodding California to tear down its data fire wall, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is apparently throwing his weight around the fight over whether, and how, to continue mayoral control of New York City's schools. And, over at Flypaper, Mike Petrilli takes the temperature of D...

May 22, 2009

Friday Reading List: Handicapped Buses and Who's Who at the Education Department

Happy Friday and Almost-Memorial-Day! After you're done watching the On-Demand version of our stimulus webinar (register first here) check out these good reads: First, crack education finance researcher Marguerite Roza has a report out on the stimulus and the prospects for school reform. There's a...

May 20, 2009

Next Federal Reading Initiative May Be Broadest Yet

A draft bill details a federal reading effort that would target children of all ages, essentially from birth to high school. The proposal includes many of the tenets of Reading First, but also lists writing and motivation as key components of effective literacy instruction.

April 17, 2009

Friday Reading List: National Standards, Bill Ayers, and Reaction to The Hoff's Departure

The Race to the Top is officially on, so says Michele in her piece on a big standards pow-wow in Chicago today. (And contrary to Sam Dillon's meandering piece on standards in the New York Times, Arne Duncan is not the first such federal official to make the call for national standards.) Alexander...

April 10, 2009

Friday Reading List: Best Arne Headline of the Week

Before you head over to D.C.'s 9:30 Club to buy tickets for all upcoming events, so as not to miss another surprise appearance by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, check out these good reads.

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