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October 22, 2014

Urban Educators' Conference to Focus on Testing, Common Core, and ELLs

The 58th annual conference of the Council of the Great City Schools will tackle the most pressing challenges facing urban school district leaders.

July 22, 2014

Grading Race to the Top on Its Merits

As we celebrate the fifth anniversary of Obama's Race to the Top competition, many of us are contemplating whether or not it was a success. After much reflection, I decided to write an opinion piece, assessing it on its merits. Toward the end of the piece, I will issue a letter grade (A-F) denoting the result of my evaluation.

July 21, 2014

Districts Sign On to 'My Brother's Keeper,' Obama to Announce

Districts that make up the Council of the Great City Schools are pledging to invest in strategies meant to improve outcomes for boys of color.

February 04, 2014

Telecom, Tech Companies Enlisted in Plan to Expand Schools' Tech Access

At an event Tuesday, President Obama will announce commitments from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and other companies to provide students and families with free wireless access and other services.

September 16, 2013

Business Organizations Out Front on Common Core This Week

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable, both of which support the common core, are staging events to discuss education issues this week.

August 27, 2013

Lessons From What We Say and What We Don't Say

Complex issues require complex decisions about how and what we communicate.

February 13, 2013

Guns, Death, and the State of the Union

Is the state of the union really getting stronger? President Obama thinks so, but it certainly doesn't feel like it on the streets of Chicago.

October 17, 2012

Dear President Obama

In honor of my friends Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody I am publically submitting the following letter to President Obama. Diane, Anthony and teachers, administrators, students and parents from across the nation are doing this today. 10/17/12 Dear President Obama: As an elementary school principa...

June 26, 2012

White House Seeks PTA Members for 'Champions of Change' Honor

The National PTA and the White House, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education, are seeking PTA volunteers who are "Champions of Change" in their educational communities.

December 16, 2011

9 States Win Race to Top Early Learning Grants

Six states of the nine states that will share $500 million are repeat Race to the Top winners: Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island.

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