Coalition of 114 education groups: Ryan 2015 budget would ‘devastate’ schools

The 2015 budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan’s House Budget Committee would “devastate funding for education and make college less affordable,” a  coalition of  114 national education associations and institutions charged in an open letter sent to the panel. The…

Coalition of 114 education groups: Ryan 2015 budget would ‘devastate’ schools

The 2015 budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan’s House Budget Committee would “devastate funding for education and make college less affordable,” a  coalition of  114 national education associations and institutions charged in an open letter sent to the panel. The…

Thompson: How Common Core Is Being Defeated In Oklahoma

The NPR report Common Core Turns Business Leaders Against Oklahoma GOP, by Claudio Sanchez, must be understood within the context of business conservatives and Christian Conservatives having turned the state into a bastion of Republicanism.

Just a few months …

Is public school for sale?: the cost of KIPP

Bipartisan charter school legislation introduced in the House will allow states to “receive grants to develop and expand high-quality charter schools under a new bipartisan bill recently introduced in the House. The legislation—co-authored by House Education Committee Chairman John Kline …

AM News: Teachers Compromise In CA — Seek More Clout In NY

New bill to streamline teacher dismissal process may succeed where others failed KPCC LA: The bill proposes that one administrative law judge hear egregious misconduct cases,  instead of a three-person panel.  It also calls for litigants to have no access to the …

AM News: CA Teacher Dismissal Deal; NY Ousts Union Head

Deal announced on teacher dismissal bill that governor would support EdSource Today:  Most of the big changes in Assembly Bill 215 would apply only to charges of egregious misconduct – acts that would include sexual abuse, child abuse and some …

Colorado Senator Mark Udall’s fight for fairness for students and families

Sen. Udall encourages educators to get engaged on issues from school funding to fair wages.Read More »

AM News: What Next For DC Public Schools?

D.C. mayoral primary has Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson’s future up in the air Washington Post: “No disaster has happened — not here, at least,” Henderson said in an interview Wednesday shortly after calling her staff together to reassure them that she …

Thompson: 25,000 Rally for Education in Oklahoma

I was one of 25,000 to 30,000 teachers, students, and parents rallying at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

No, this is not an April Fool's joke!

After education spending was cut more than any other state, while the full load of test-driven reforms …

Student AR – A Great New Assessment Tool

From Aurasma to Google Glass, augmented reality tools are all around us. Although I’ve had an invitation to buy Google Glass, I haven’t been convinced that it is a good use of my money until today. Student AR… is