Nearly $500 million From Race to Top To Fund Early Learning, District Ideas

Get ready for more Race to the Top.

Armed with another $490 million, the U.S. Department of Education is poised to award new Race to the Top grants to districts for general education-improvement ideas, and to states for more early-learning …

Afternoon Video: California Teachers Union Roars Back

There was some thought that the CTA (and CFT) would take a somewhat kinder, gentler approach in 2013, having taken a beating (on Anderson Cooper's CNN show, among other places) for blocking a 2012 bill that would have helped remove …

President’s budget disappoints educators concerned for students, working families

The Administration made education a budget priority, but proposes tough cuts for seniors…

Talking With Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Here is my latest interview appearing in Audiofile Magazine. No, I didn’t get to speak with her, but she gave us a nice quote to use.

My audio review of the book using Soundcloud is here.… Click the orange arrow

Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 04/13/2013

There are many nations (like Finland) who have national standards but local flexibility. This technologist writes an article supporting Common Core while saying that …

Ed. Dept.’s i3 Wizard Jim Shelton To Be Acting Deputy Secretary

Jim Shelton, the U.S. Department of Education’s assistant secretary for innovation and improvement, is to take on an even bigger role at the department early next month.

Department sources confirm that Shelton, who helped craft and implement the Investing …

Campaign 2013: Unions Still Loom Large

Read about New York City, Los Angeles, or Chicago, and you might get the sense that political candidates and elected officials don't have to worry much about organized labor any more.  

But those three high-profile situations might well be …

Obama Budget Would Invest in Pre-K, High School Overhaul

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President Barack Obama’s budget unveiled today proposes new money for a big expansion of prekindergarten programs, a new competitive-grant program for high school improvement, a new Race to the Top competition focused on higher education—and level funding for the …

Right and Wrong Answers on School Safety

Here’s a multiple-choice quiz:

Which of the following should be part of a model school safety plan?

a)  Proven evidence-based models for school violence reduction that focus on preventing misbehavior and violence by promoting a healthy, positive school climate.

b) …

Tracking Your Digital Footprint

I was devastated to learn a few weeks back that Google Reader was getting the ax.  I took solace knowing that many of the other Google tools that I have become quite attached to were still around.  That was until …