Sesame Workshop President and Founder Gary Knell and White House Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra joined up to announce the winners of the workshop's Cooney Center Prizes for Innovation in Children's Learning.
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June 18, 2010
June 15, 2010
West Virginia, in addition to South Carolina, has a waiver request pending.
June 10, 2010
Yesterday's post on the as-yet-unseen Bennet teacher bill got me thinking a bit about what other pieces of teacher legislation could be candidates for inclusion in a revised Elementary and Secondary Education Act draft. Here are a few proposals that might have legs. • In what is, to my knowl...
June 09, 2010
Over at Politics K-12, Alyson Klein has a very interesting item up about Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., who recently introduced a school-turnaround bill. While some folks are poring over that, though, here in the teacher-quality universe the question on the table is: What the heck happened to Bennet'...
June 04, 2010
Michele "High Bar" McNeil has been doggedly following the latest Race to the Top news, this debate over "side deals" in some Florida districts. The big question is whether these side agreements essentially compromise the "buy in" of local district and unions who signed the state memorandum of unders...
June 03, 2010
Federal peer reviewers and monitors aren't asking states consistent questions about how they include English-language learners in large-scale testing, a report says.
June 02, 2010
After getting clobbered in the first round of the Race to the Top, Oklahoma has managed to pass some aggressive pieces of legislation in preparation for round two. Among them is a bill that makes major changes to the state's teacher evaluation and tenure systems. It's similar to legislation that pa...
May 27, 2010
Michele McNeil has a very important post up on the U.S. Department of Education's plans to expand a data-collection requirement in the economic-stimulus bill. The requirement essentially asks districts to provide information on disparities in expenditures on schools in the same district. Much of th...
May 20, 2010
A 2nd grader blurts out to first lady Michelle Obama that her mom doesn't have "papers" to live legally in this country.
May 20, 2010
The Georgia Board of Education has proposed new rules about the use of restraint and seclusion in schools that could be approved as early as its July meeting. The proposed rules would prohibit the use of seclusion, chemical restraints such as prescription drugs, mechanical restraints, or prone rest...