AM News: Common Core Movement Rolling On, Despite Setbacks

Common Core May Persist, Even in Opposition States EdWeek: So far there is little sign and not a great deal of precedent that the states backing away from the common core, or considering doing so, will ultimately produce anything that …

Charles M. Blow: “The Crisis of Children at the Border”

The humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied minors from Central America arriving at our Southwest border has brought out the worst in some of our politicians.

The amount of double-speak coming from fork-tongued conservatives on this issue is sickening. It wraps faux-concern …

The iceberg model of OER engagement

I'm pretty sure I'm the first person to ever use the iceberg analogy…

I've been pondering ways of thinking about open education awareness, and OER usage that might help shape OER policy. So here's one I want to try out.…

The iceberg model of OER engagement

I’m pretty sure I’m the first person to ever use the iceberg analogy…

I’ve been pondering ways of thinking about open education awareness, and OER usage that might help shape OER policy. So here’s one I want to try out.…

Update: Diverse Charters Form New National Alliance

 

 

 

 

Here's something I've been thinking might happen for a while now — a new national network of diverse charter schools has been announced.

Included among the founding members are several of the schools I profiled in …

Building Capacity for Change: A Top Priority for Public Education

The Learning First Alliance (LFA) is leading a focused campaign advocating for time, support and resources for successful implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It includes interviews with education leaders from across the country who are sharing how their …

Speaking Up for Child Nutrition Programs

By Otha Thornton, President, National PTA

On June 12, I had the honor of bringing the voice of families and child advocates to Capitol Hill and testifying before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry at a hearing titled, …

AM News: Zuckerberg Donates $120M To SF Bay Area Schools

Zuckerberg, Wife Gift $120M to CA Schools AP: The first $5 million will go to school districts in San Francisco, Ravenswood and Redwood City and will focus on principal training, classroom technology and helping students transition from the 8th to the …

Pam Moran: How Can We Keep Testing in Perspective?

Do you want to meet a modern day hero in education? Pam Moran, superintendent of Albemarle County Schools is a superintendent who has pushed back against testing and created an environment where learning and students comes first. Guess what? Her

David Menasche and The Priority List

David Menasche , author of  The Priority List: A Teacher’s Final Quest to Discover Life’s Greatest Lessons, didn’t sit at home when he was diagnosed with brain cancer.  When he was no longer able to teach due to …