AM News: Record High Student Homelessness, Broad Prize Shared

Record number of public school students nationwide are homeless Washington Post: Elementary and secondary schools reported that 1.3 million students were homeless during the 2012-2013 year, an 8 percent jump from the prior year.See also AP.

Districts in Florida, Georgia

Whither Democracy and Unionism

Deborah Meier: Unions are both an opportunity to practice democracy, to get it in our bones and blood, as well as to create the balance of power democracy rests on.

True size of Africa

We Americans on the whole are woefully ignorant of world geography – even the best educated of us. If asked to name the provinces of Canada or identify Uganda on a map or tell which countries border Laos, I’d flunk …

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: Diverse Charter Dominates Denver Top Spots

Diverse charter has 5 of top 6 public schools in Denver – @DSSTPubSchools ow.ly/BM6yT  @RickKahlenberg@HalleyTCF

What is the value of understanding public opinion about teaching? – NJ ow.ly/BM9xy  @fawnjohnson namechecks @WhiteRhinoRay

Three More NCLB Waivers Extended

The U.S. Department of Education has extended three additional No Child Left Behind waivers, for Alabama, Texas, and Puerto Rico.

Quotes: How Testing Has Made Schools ‘Significantly’ Better

We’ve begun, I think, to pay more attention now to interim assessments and formative assessments (which help teachers adjust in the middle of a school year to target student needs). We’re beginning to have just enough information where we can

Lunchtime Video: Stewart Rips Into Corporal Punishment Proposals*

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"Last February, Jon Stewart on the The Daily Show ripped a state legislator in Kansas, Rep. Gail Finney, who was …

Report: Financial Aid Programs for Teachers Falling Short

Loan-forgiveness programs for teachers are underused and contain too much red tape, a report contends.

Thompson: Has "Education Post" Already Changed Its "Kinder, Gentler" Tune?

It was less than a month ago that Peter Cunningham, the former Assistant Secretary for Communications and Outreach in the U.S. Department of Education announced that his new organization, the Education Post, supposedly repudiated the playing of edu-politics and …

#EdGif Of The Day: Watch College Become Commonplace (Except South)

From Vox: "Just over 40 years ago, only around 1 in 10 US adults had a four-year college education. Today, that rate has nearly tripled. This gif shows the geography of that explosion." Source: Reddit user metricmapsore. "Broadly speaking, …