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November 19, 2008

Adviser Says Obama Is Serious About Education Agenda

With financial markets melting down and the auto industry seeking a bailout, the assumption is that federal education funding might feel the squeeze in coming years. But President-elect Barack Obama may surprise people and find room in the federal budget for the $30 billion a year it will take to m...

November 17, 2008

Why Duncan Leads 'Reform' Group's Wish List

From guest blogger David J. Hoff: Russo and Petrilli have beat us to the punch on Democrats for Education Reform's slate to take over the U.S. Department of Education. Chicago schools CEO Arne Duncan, their pick for secretary of education, isn't surprising. His name surfaced as far back as June...

November 17, 2008

Spellings, Darling-Hammond, and the Transition

When U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings addressed the Council of Chief State School Officers on Friday, she joked that she “brought the keys to the department in case there [could] be a pass off right now.” She was alluding to the myriad of names being bandied about for job of educat...

November 13, 2008

Have an Opinion on Obama's Education Secretary? Start an Online Petition!

Actually, a couple groups have already beaten you to it. One group of petitioners is trying to get Sen. Barack Obama to appoint Linda Darling-Hammond, a Stanford education professor and one of Obama's campaign advisers as secretary of education. The group says it seeks "a truly progressive publi...

November 11, 2008

When It Comes to Appointments, Don't Believe Everything You Read

Just because a person's name appears in the press doesn't mean he or she is actually a candidate, or even wants the job.

November 10, 2008

Obama's Transition Team Leader and NCLB

Transition team director John Podesta's think tank, the Center for American Progress, has weighed in on NCLB on the past, generally on the side of the pro-strong federal accountability.

November 10, 2008

NYC's Klein Headed for Obama's 'New Team'?

The Times cites the New York City public school system chancellor's close ties to the Obama family and its advisers, but points out the rocky relationship Klein had with the AFT's Randi Weingarten.

November 07, 2008

Education Secretary May Not Be Most Important K-12 Job

Everyone is guessing who the next secretary of education will be. But one blogger has a useful reminder: Other positions may not be as high-profile, but they could be just as important.

November 05, 2008

Who's in the Running to Be Education Secretary?

Just about anybody, if you believe what you read in the papers. It could be one of several governors, urban superintendents, Obama policy advisers, or even former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell.

November 05, 2008

Education Advisers Are Part of Transition Team

A handful of President-elect Obama's education advisers have been appointed to his transition team, including Christopher Edley and Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano.

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