Finally, a Debate About Education

With the economy tanking and the constant character attacks, presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain have barely addressed the issue of education during...

Washington Calls on Educators to Lift the Economy, Shape Policy

"Out-innovate, out-educate, out-build"—that's what it's going to take to "win the future," President Obama declared in tonight's State of the Union address. Obama discussed...

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...

Should the United States Institute National Standards?

A topic that has been making noise lately is whether the United States should develop national standards so that all schools would have a...

Ed Advocacy Pays Off, Ed Jobs Win

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Yesterday, the Senate was able to muster 61 votes (all Senate Democrats plus Maine Senators Snowe and Collins) to end debate on the bill...

For the Record: Duncan vs. Spellings on Waivers

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With all the talk today about waivers that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan might be issuing later this year, it's helpful to look...

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...

Prez Treats Students Like Pupils, Not Props

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Tina Dove, ASCD's legislative advocate, and I had the privilege of attending President Obama's speech earlier this week at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington,...

Education Policy: Linchpin or Afterthought?

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While reading a glowing profile of White House Domestic Policy Chief Melody Barnes and her efforts to make education policy the "linchpin" between economic...

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