All Quiet on the Education Front

Though the President's comments on education were chronologically at the top of last night's State of the Union address, the mere minute and a...

ASCD Poll: Changing NCLB

In the most recent ASCD poll, we asked you what elements of NCLB need to change. If you haven't taken the poll yet, please...

EdBlog Watch: NCLBlog

Looking to keep up with NCLB? Everyone's got an opinion on the controversial legislation, but the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has created a...

First and Worst?

Today's New York Times invites you to meet Cindy Cupp:With relentless sleuthing, she has become one of several whistle-blowers who uncovered evidence of conflicts...

Life Beyond Testing?

It's time the U.S. Department of Education took its own words to heart: If a single annual test were the only device a teacher used...

ASCD Poll: NCLB

In the ASCD Poll, we asked you to tell us how No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has negatively affected your school or district? If...

New Face of the 110th Congress

What Will It Mean for Education? With Sen. George Allen’s (R-VA) concession to Democrat James Webb this afternoon, the Democrats are slated to gain control...

A Firsthand Look at NCLB

Georgia school counselor Terese C. Benefield's students want learning that is "fun, safe, and worthwhile." But for Benefield, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is draining...

You Won’t Find This Next to Family Circus

The comic strip "Behind the Curtain" offers a brief introduction to what People For the American Way (PFAW) calls "the newest right-wing attack on...

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