A basic flaw in the argument against affirmative action

A panel of judges from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals just issued a ruling saying that the University of Texas can continue to use race as one factor in undergraduate admissions decisions in an effort to create a…

Answer Sheet

Journalism: Virginian-Pilot Wins Common Core Grant

Among several news outlets awarded a Knight Foundation "prototype" grant is the Viginian-Pilot: Pilot for School by The Virginian-Pilot (Project lead: Shawn Day): Building a targeted digital system that will allow Virginia teachers to search newspaper content and use it …

This Week In Education

Hot Vs. Hot: Campbell Brown Vs. Matt Damon

"Here's somebody whose influence on ed policy is in no way related to their hotness, unlike that bimbo Campbell Brown," quipped NY Mag journo Jonathan Chait, linking to Matt Damon's appearances at various anti-reform events a few years back. …

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Throwback Thursday: Abolish Education Department, Secret Federal Report Urges

It's 1981, and Education Week obtains a top-secret memo by President Ronald Reagan's education secretary saying the U.S. Department of Education should be abolished and its functions reassigned to other federal agencies. …

Politics K-12 - Education Week

Making the Most of #CCSSTime

The results of Maryland’s annual reading and math assessments were recently announced – and scores are at their lowest level in seven years, according to The Washington Post. Why? In large part, because the state is currently teaching to …

LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights

We are at Netroots Nation!

We are at #NN14 advocating for public education with president-elect Lily Eskelsen García. If you are here stop by!…

Lily's Blackboard

We are at Netroots Nation!

We are at #NN14 advocating for public education with president-elect Lily Eskelsen García. If you are here stop by!…

Lily's Blackboard

Quotes: Union "Cannot Go On Denying Responsibility For School Quality"

The fact is, that while NEA does not control curriculum, set funding levels, or hire and fire, we cannot go on denying responsibility for school quality. - Former NEA President Bob Chase (in 1997) via DFER's Charlie Barone  …

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Morning Video: Frontline’s "Separate & Unequal"

  This week's PBS Frontline focuses on school de-integration, and it well worth a watch.…

This Week In Education

Brighter Lesson Plans

Ms. Mosey enlivens her otherwise dull lesson plan books with vibrant splashes of color and whimsy. It’s easy to do, and come February when the days are shorter and darker, you’ll appreciate it more.…

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