High School Dropout Rate Receives National Attention

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A recent ABC World News segment ("Failing Grades," April 1) featured a report from America's Promise Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation...

Why I’m Part of the #Blog4NWP Campaign

The National Writing Project (NWP) trains teachers from all walks of life to champion authentic writing instruction in their schools and communities. Teachers who...

ASCD’s Initial Thoughts on Harkin-Enzi Bill

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The storm of criticism aimed at the recently introduced (and passed out of committee) Harkin-Enzi Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) bill highlights why...

Education Secretary Announced

After more than a month of speculation and debate, President-elect Barack Obama finally announced that Arne Duncan will be secretary of education in his...

U.S. Department of Education Proposes New NCLB Regulations

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The new regulations would affect assessment and accountability systems, supplemental educational services, and graduation rates. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings announced that the Department of...

A Novel Approach: Political Debate That Illuminates vs. Obscures

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Given the uncivil discourse that's dominated most of the health care reform debate, should those of us who place children at the center of...

March Sadness for Ed. Policy Wonks

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President Obama released his picks for both the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments. But real hoops and education policy insiders would like to...

EdBlog Watch: A Passion for Policy

Education policy is as complex as it is controversial. Jump into the thick of it by checking out a 2006 Weblog Awards Finalist: Education...

NCLB Waivers Are No Hall Pass

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Eleven states will seek flexibility from various No Child Left Behind Act requirements in the U.S. Department of Education's first round of waiver considerations....

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Equity by Design: Student-Centered Planning in Mathematics

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By Sam Rhodes & Christopher R. Gareis All students can learn.  It’s a clear enough statement, and one that few would debate. Yet we abandon...