We agree that evidence is important in policy decisions, and that certainty is problematic. But we have different views on how reform efforts should be paced and whether or not they should proceed incrementally.
All Blog Posts With federal government Tag or Category
June 05, 2014
June 03, 2014
What is the appropriate level of federal involvement? What can the Department of Education bring to the table that state and local actors can't? When does federal involvement become problematic?
May 30, 2014
A new federal report found that fewer graduates of rural schools completed a sequence of science courses than graduates of non-rural schools.
May 28, 2014
An FCC plan to expand Internet access in rural areas has been approved by a federal appeals court.
May 21, 2014
A bill proposed by House Republicans targets low-income rural children for a federal summer food pilot program.
April 29, 2014
New federal data show that several rural states have the highest four-year graduation rates, but disparities persist between student groups.
April 17, 2014
New federal funds will help schools in Alaska improve professional development for teachers and increase learning opportunities for students.
April 15, 2014
Representative Dave Loebsack, a rural education advocate from Iowa, will serve as top Democrat for a House K-12 policy subcommittee.
April 09, 2014
A U.S. Department of Education study found that rural schools encounter additional challenges that possibly hinder school improvement.
March 12, 2014
A panel of charter school experts testified on a multitude of charter school issues, including facilities funding, accountability, and closures.