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September 07, 2010

How Did Parents as Teachers Win an i3 Grant?

Race to the Top scoring issues have come in for a lot of attention and griping over the past few weeks. But, like many folks I've talked to in the education policy space, I actually think there might be bigger issues brewing with the Investing in Innovation competitive grants program. Lots of folks ...

August 18, 2010

Who's Minding the Kids?

The Census Bureau's "Who's Minding the Kids?" report is a critical resource for child care policy analysts, because it provides the best available picture of American families' use of child care, where children are actually being served, for how long, and at what cost. The Census Bureau released the...

August 17, 2010

Don't Rush to Redshirt

I think my fellow EdWeek blogger, friend, and sometime debating partner Richard Whitmire is being flippant in titling this post on new research linking ADHD diagnosis to being relatively young for grade "Here's Why Smart Moms Redshirt their Sons." (btw, Don't Dads have any say here??) At least, I ...

August 16, 2010

Edujobs, Fiscal Relief, Child Care, and Distribution

Lots of folks in the edublogosphere have been debating the merits of the recently passed "Edujobs" legislation, and the extent to which it will actually save educator jobs. Ed Money Watch is an informative source of coverage here, and should be going forward. Rick Hess really doesn't like this legis...

July 21, 2010

Are We in the (Harlem Children's) Zone?

A new report from Brookings' Russ Whitehurst and Michelle Croft concludes that high-quality charter schools--not community, social and family services--are responsible for the success of Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) in improving student achievement. And, based on this finding, the report argues for ...

July 11, 2010

Hot Lifeguards, Child Care, and AFT's Growing Membership

Now that I'm blogging at Education Week, can I still say that Education Week's Stephen Sawchuk is doing an awesome job covering the AFT convention? Well, I'm going to anyway, because he is. Lots of interesting stuff on teacher evaluation, resolutions, and the like. But I found this post, on AFT's ...

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