Update: Charter Supporters Debate Online Behemoth K12, Inc.


First, reform supporter Whitney Tilson (right) "shorted" K12, Inc.  Then CER founder Jeanne Allen (left) defended it.  Then Tilson responded.  And so forth.  Who's got the better data?  Who's more conflicted, financially?  See the latest back and forth below, in …

Tracing the Common Core in Michigan

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My colleague Robert Rozema has asked me to speak at the Michigan Council of Teachers of English annual conference later this week about where the “common core conversation” is at in Michigan.…

What Does the Possible Government Shutdown Mean For Schools?

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Brokedown Congress appears likely to spend the weekend attempting to keep the government from shutting down and the U.S. from defaulting on its debt. The sticking point this time isn’t schools. Instead, education is getting caught in the crosshairs.

Barack Obama meet LBJ

Today, for the first time in our history, we have the power to strike away the barriers to full participation in our society. Having the power, we have the duty . . .

We are fully aware that this program …

AM News: Cyber Schools Expanding Despite Poor Results

Cyber schools flunk, but tax money keeps flowing Politico: Lately, more states have begun measuring how much students actually learn during the school year — and a POLITICO review of the data shows many cyber schools are flunking that test.…

Sequestration Cuts Sting, Say Impact Aid Districts

As Congress struggles to pass a budget stopgap measure, advocates are stepping up their fight against sequestration—the series of across-the-board cuts to federal programs that hit last March and are slated to stay in place for a decade unless …

In Logging Bill, Schools Face Short-Term Costs, Long-Term Lifeline

By guest blogger Diette Courrégé Casey. Cross-posted from Rural Education.

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A new logging bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Friday means rural schools in timber-rich areas likely would see cuts to their education funding, but education

U.S. House Kicks Off Renewal of Career and Technical Education Legislation

Career and Technical Education legislation has always been bipartisan—and lawmakers in the House are hoping that an upcoming reauthorization can continue the tradition.

CTE is the largest federal program for high schools, funded at about $1.13 billion. And its focus—career …

GAO: Race to Top States Have Mixed Record on Teacher Evaluation

Race to the Top states are having differing degrees of success with what has turned out to be one of the toughest tasks required by the Obama administration’s marquee competitive-grant program: crafting new teacher evaluations that take student performance into …

Arne Duncan: There’s Time to Avoid a Government Shutdown, But We’re Preparing Anyway

Bad, but not surprising, news for education advocates: It’s looking more and more likely that a government shutdown could be in the offing.

Why? Well, in a nutshell, Congress is poised to once again fail to pass its spending bills …