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Little Action, Lots Of Blogging
Posted: 27 Jul 2007 09:28 AM CDT
There's not that much going on in the education-policy-politics space, but that doesn't seem to be stopping anyone from starting new blogs on the topic. Last week's newest addition was NCLB 2,...
Learn Where The States Are, Waste Time
Posted: 27 Jul 2007 09:17 AM CDT
Remember Tetris, the video game where you have to move falling objects so that they fit into your puzzle? Well, now there's StateTris, where the challenge is to move falling states to where they...
How Congressional Earmarks Work
Posted: 27 Jul 2007 09:13 AM CDT
Think the Dems are allocating education and social services money any better, or differently, than those big bad Republicans did? Think again. "When the House divvied up $282.1 million in earmarks...
Big Stories Of The Day
Posted: 27 Jul 2007 09:04 AM CDT
No Child law runs into GOP revolt Gannett News Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, is set to outline his changes to the law Monday and is expected to...
Former Washington Post Reporter Looks Into Testing Effects
Posted: 26 Jul 2007 04:57 PM CDT
Praise is already rolling in for Linda Perlstein's new book, Tested, which charts the (mostly-negative) impact of test-based accountability on a Maryland school that had increased its test scores...
Weighted Student Funding (Among Other Things) Collapses In NYC
Posted: 26 Jul 2007 02:37 PM CDT
Before you drink the NYC/Bloomberg Kool-Aid, read this piece by Sol Stern which adds some new information to the increasingly-familiar refrain that chancellor Klein has sexed up recent test scores,...
What Anderson Cooper Should Have Asked The Candidates
Posted: 26 Jul 2007 10:15 AM CDT
What followup questions should Anderson Cooper have asked the Presidential candidates -- if only he knew a little about education? Eduwonk has some ideas here (Ed Politics), including challenging...