SOTU 2013: Four Great Education Ideas Obama Won’t Mention Tonight

So far, at least, I've come up with a measly handful of things that President Obama could propose and implement without Congressional approval — neither of which is likely to get mentioned tonight or done anytime soon.  

But they're …

AM News: Union Lawyers Challenge CA Job Protection Lawsuit

Contours of Calif. Teacher-Protection Suit Take Shape Teacher Beat: Attorneys for both the defendants and the intervenors (the state's two teachers' unions) argued that these nine students don't have standing to bring the suit because none of them can show …

Educators urge President to address school funding, economic inequality

Education advocates share what they hope to hear in Pres. Obama’s State of the Union address.Read More »

Thompson: Karl Rove’s Descendents

We have just begun the 2014 countdown to NCLB's universal proficiency target for all students.  I wonder if we'll get there by June.

Seriously, after 12 years, it is time to address some issues in addition to the law's failed, top-down approach …

NJ State of Emergency (and it’s not the snow)

Chris Christie was inaugurated for his second term as Governor of New Jersey today. It’s also snowing quite a bit. That will make his downhill slide easier and the crash at the bottom more pronounced. He’s embroiled in two scandals,…

Media: Foundation-Funded Journalism Vs. "Advocacy" Journalism

As more and more education journalism is being funded by nonprofit philanthropies (rather than subscribers or advertisers), more and more people seem to be thinking and writing about the possible implications.

The obvious upside is that there's more coverage, much …

AM News: High-Scoring Success For All Not Cool Enough For USDE

Success for All Again Scores Big, And Loses, in i3 Contest Politics K12: For two years in a row, Baltimore-based school turnaround organization Success for All has earned the top score in the scale-up category of the federal Investing in …

Students score major wins in Congress’ bipartisan spending bill

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees released a $1 trillion spending bill for the 2014 fiscal year yesterday with some big wins for federal education funding. Read More »

Update: Controversial New Advocacy Group Launching Tomorrow

Just a reminder that Integrity In Education, the new group that's to be headed by former AFT staffer Sabrina Stevens (pictured), is finally launching tomorrow after some delays and minor controversy last month.

As you may recall, Stevens appeared on …

Krugman: Republicans are “Enemies of the Poor”

In his Monday column, Krugman tells us it is difficult for Republican with national ambitions are having a difficult time talking about the poor because of their well-earned…

reputation for reverse Robin-Hoodism, for being the party that takes from