Becoming Citizens of the World

Policymakers have supported foreign language and international education in higher ed. Now’s the time to turn that commitment to K-12 education, as well. In “Becoming...

My Back Pages: Before IDEA

In the debut installment of "My Back Pages," we explored how educators reacted to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) when it was...

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...

Stand and Be Heard: Edelman’s Ed. Advocacy

"Don’t equivocate, don’t excuse, don’t give an inch—Stand up and be heard!" Jonah Edelman, CEO for the grassroots advocacy organization Stand for Children, rallied...

Sessions for Educators Who Want to Make a Difference

If you want to ensure that education policy reflects what's best for students, attend these two Annual Conference sessions focused on effective advocacy and...

My Back Pages: Initial Response to IDEA

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was passed in 1975 to ensure equity and success for students with disabilities in America's public schools....

EdBlog Watch: Keeping Pace with Special Ed. Law

Understanding and keeping track of the many legal issues surrounding special education can be overwhelming for both teachers and district-level administrators. Chicago attorney Charles...

Speaker Spotlight: Edelman Leverages Policy in Oregon

Despite the rhetoric, Jonah Edelman believes public schools are doing better than ever. However, as public expectations and student needs constantly rise, how will...

Bush’s Budget Decoded

To kick off discussions for next year's budget, President Bush released his proposed Fiscal Year 2008 budget this morning. Although the President proposes maintaining...

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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...