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March 30, 2015

Investing in Innovation 'Development' Grant Competition Kicks Off

Development grants are the smallest of the Education Department's three i3 categories and are aimed at promising ideas, as opposed to programs with a lot of backup research.

March 23, 2015

Leveraging Teacher Evaluations in Los Angeles

The opportunity is there to negotiate for their priorities - smaller class-sizes, fully staffed schools, and a pay raise - if they are willing to accept three levels of performance in teacher evaluations. I think the three levels are worth it, if it means better conditions for teachers and students.

March 03, 2015

'Innovative' Principals Gather at U.S. Education Department

Eleven "highly innovative" principals told U.S. Education Department officials about leadership, dealing with state tests, and their efforts to go to scale.

March 02, 2015

Robert Gordon Leaves as Ed. Dept. Advisor; Amy McIntosh Steps Up

Amy McIntosh, who is currently the principal deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, will help fill his role.

February 10, 2015

The 2016 ESEA Proposed Budget Has a Vision of Teaching

Teachers and the work they do are paramount to student achievement especially in Title I schools. So it would makes sense for ESEA funding to address teaching. The 2016 proposed budget for ESEA does this and more. The focus on teachers is not just about working conditions (i.e. class sizes, curriculum, etc.) but also about training, attracting, and retaining teachers.

February 10, 2015

'Future Ready' Ed-Tech Summits for District Leaders Set to Begin

The U.S. Department of Education is kicking off a series of "Regional Future Ready Summits" to help school district leaders develop digital learning plans.

January 30, 2015

Did Billions of Dollars in School Turnaround Aid Help?

School Improvement Grant funding mattered, the Council of the Great City Schools found, and it was mostly the money, not the federally mandated turnaround models, that made the difference.

January 19, 2015

Teacher Voices on NCLB

Teachers weigh in on the debate over NCLB. Read to find out what some California teachers are thinking regarding Common Core State Standards, annual testing, and what the new law should focus on in the years to come.

January 16, 2015

Do We All Need a Dose of Assessment Literacy?

Assessment literacy would do us all a bit of good...especially those leaders at the top.

January 06, 2015

Ericka Miller Joins Education Department as 'Senior Adviser'

Most recently a vice president at the Education Trust, Miller is a former college professor, but also has plenty of K-12 credibility.

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