Bridging Common Core and Assessments

Frameworks identifying the big ideas in the common core standards were released last week and are open for public comment until August 17. The...

No Soldier Left Behind?

When Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) took office in 2007, the first thing he did was introduce and help pass the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The...

Economic Stimulus Bill Includes Big Investments for Education

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Today President Barack Obama signs into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a landmark $787 billion stimulus package that includes an unprecedented...

Competitive Funding Continued in FY12 Ed. Budget

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There will be more details about education funding in the administration's just-released FY12 budget request later this afternoon, but here is a quick top-line...

Staying On Message

Obama's address to U.S. schoolchildren dominated education news last week, and likewise, it was a big topic at last night's kickoff of ASCD's LEAP...

Letters to the Next President

Although most K-12 students aren't eligible to vote, that doesn't mean elections are irrelevant for them. From a recent mock debate I attended, to...

A Fast Start, But Where To?

Arne Duncan's maintaining a full-court press on states with charter-limiting or charter-prohibiting policies. States open to charters will get a fast start in the...

Round 2: The Veepstakes

As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Joseph Biden may be less known for his views on education. And from her short tenure...

As Biden marks 100 days, education takes center stage

The record will show that South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott provided the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s address last night to a joint...

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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...