In his last press conference of 2013, President Obama cited his digital education agenda as an effort that will go forward without the need for congressional approval.
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December 20, 2013
December 10, 2013
Teachers, unions, students, and families are finding a common voice. It is the perfect time for the American Federation of Teachers to issue "The Principles that Unite Us," a call for labor and communities to unite in a new era of school reform.
November 26, 2013
Ten local ed-tech leaders, from schools, colleges, and nonprofits, were recognized for their work by President Obama.
November 15, 2013
The Common Core has been presented as a paradigmatic shift beyond the test-and-punish policies of NCLB. However, we are seeing the mechanisms for testing, ranking, rewarding and punishing simply refined, and made even more consequential for students, teachers and schools.
October 25, 2013
President Obama visited the career-themed "P-Tech" school in New York City today and called for more funding to be directed toward replicating its academic model.
October 23, 2013
A new survey from the Consortium for School Networking highlights the challenges schools face when seeking to make technology upgrades through the federal E-rate program.
October 22, 2013
Local education has added more than 56,000 jobs over the past three months, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers released Tuesday.
October 18, 2013
They're both issues on which the grassroots, tea party, activist side of the Republican Party doesn't see eye-to-eye with the business community.
October 08, 2013
Obama held out the promise of a post-racial, post-partisan presidency. He would not reflexively dismiss vouchers or play interest-group politics. Five years on, things have changed. Last month, Obama's Department of Justice filed suit to halt the Louisiana Scholarship Program.
September 02, 2013
The time has arrived for colleges to be held more accountable to their consumers. A ranking system with federal oversight will certainly put the pressure on institutions of higher learning to perform well, benefitting attendees.