Everyone talks about the offshore online tutoring option has impacted the tutoring business in the US. The offshore implications are equally interesting.

New York City Public Schools' Teacher Performance Unit, made up of five lawyers... will help principals prepare cases to fire tenured teachers who fail repeatedly to raise student test scores and are also found lacking during principals’ observations. I'm licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, and would gladly put my money where my mouth has been if DC were to follow New York's example.

With the restructuring announcement of November 28, I can’t see any possibility of DC Mayor Fenty or Chancellor Rhee delivering a meaningful short term win in the one area that truly matters – student and school performance.

CEO/CFO teams give a 20 minute PowerPoint presentation on their firm and its finances. Each of these “dog and pony shows” is followed by a few minutes of questions from the audience. Here’s what I learned from the Signal Hill session of November 27.

Districts interested in pursuing the Smaller Learning Communities approach to high school reform will need school improvement providers as partners.

With a growing appreciation of school violence and disasters, emergency planning will only become more important. Eventually every district and school will have some kind of plan requiring some kind of review.

If you read edbizbuzz.com, you have an interest in What Work Clearinghouse priorities, and I hope you'll let it know how you think they should be spending the taxpayers' money.

Emily Murphy, C. Blohm & Associates, Inc. An online newsroom is a separate page located on a company’s website. The newsroom is designed to communicate information to reporters and journalists, and serves as a valuable resource for anyone seeking company information. In this Web 2.0 age, an online newsroom facilitates two-way communication by providing a business with the means to exchange information with journalists, customers and other key stakeholders. Having the right information on your website can make or break your media coverage. A recent survey found that three of five journalists said information found on a website influences ...

Without a charter school law, Washington has no place for "bricks and mortar" school management organizations, but it appears to be fertile ground for a virtual variant online.

Can a prospective "edtech" buyer rely on the Software and Information Industry Association's (SIIA) CODiE award as an objective indicator that a program will improve student performance? The short answer is “no.” That is a problem for the whole school improvement industry.


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