Observers say the District of Columbia schools, which has had a dysfunctional special education program for years, has been making notable improvements.
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July 17, 2014
July 09, 2014
A new report suggests "dual generation" anti-poverty programs could boost the achievement and prosperity of parents and children alike.
June 24, 2014
It's been said that Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but in the case of Common Core implementation, I'd say the word "parent" could easily be inserted. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, message boards - you do not have to look very far to find a post, thread or entire account dedicated to a common hatred for Common Core. Facebook pages titled "Common Sense against Common Core" and "Against Common Core" have fans who are passionate about dismantling the initiatives that are ruining the educational journey of their kids and dumbing them down for testing.
June 13, 2014
A pair of Johns Hopkins researchers explore why low-income men father children outside of marriage.
May 19, 2014
It was a late night in April, after a long, warm San Jose day leading a local district school as the principal; I was now at a student recruitment event at a local church. During that entire year I had led my district school as principal during the daytime hours (it would end the year as the fourth best elementary school for low income students in the entire state of California) and then in the evenings and late nights, I would meet with prospective families and students for the charter school that we were opening in a mere four months.
April 02, 2014
The Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, among other agencies, are teaming up on an effort to teach caregivers the signs of developmental delays.
April 02, 2014
Several federal agencies are promoting screening tools intended to help families and care providers evaluate children early to make sure they are meeting age-appropriate milestones.
March 05, 2014
Panelists at the South by Southwest education conference discuss the challenges of securing student data, and the political realities of explaining safeguards to parents.
March 04, 2014
Tired of hearing about out-of-control youth-sports parents and coaches? So is the National Alliance for Youth Sports.
February 24, 2014
Secretary Duncan is addressing the Common Sense Media School Privacy Zone Summit today in Washington. I hope he acknowledges that student privacy is paramount--and so is student learning. We can and must craft updates to public education policy that reflect new opportunities as well as new concerns.