NCLB Bills: A Side-By-Side Comparison

Can’t keep the three bills put out in Congress this week on the long-stalled reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act straight?

Here’s your cheat sheet:










Maintains the NCLB law’s …

Kline and House Republicans Release NCLB Renewal Bill


And now there are three bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, a.k.a. No Child Left Behind. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House education committee, dropped his ESEA renewal measure today, just days after …

AM News: White House Promotes New E-Rate Initiative

Obama Calls for Revamping of Federal E-rate Program EdWeek: The administration will ask the Federal Communications Commission to consider rechanneling and increasing funding through the program, which is derived from telecommunications fees, with the goal of giving 99 percent of the …

Obama Calls for Revamping of Federal E-rate Program

By guest blogger Sean Cavanagh

President Obama is expected on Thursday to call for an ambitious overhaul of the federal E-rate program, a step that many education and technology advocates have been urging for years to improve what they see …

Update: Key Members Depart "Parents Across America"

I've been hearing about infighting and changing membership within Parents Across America for a while now, but have only just now gotten up to speed on some of the arrivals and departures from this group.

The group has fascinated and …

Saving DC Schools with Catastrophe Innovation!

Emma Brown in The Washington Post offers an important window into school reform occurring (ad infinitum) in Washington DC: D.C. Council member David A. Catania plans to announce wide-ranging legislation Tuesday that could substantially reshape the city’s public education system,…

Education Policy via Litigation

Education is a highly politicized aspect of society, affecting the lives of millions and requiring hundreds of billions of dollars per year. The politics of education policy may be unavoidable, but there are reform strategies that bypass politicians and voters. …

AM News: Federal Cuts Affect Schools Unevenly

Navajo Schools Lose Funding Due To Sequestration Cuts NPR: Indian reservations don't collect state property taxes, meaning most of their education budget comes directly from the federal government. 

'Miracle' L.A. school board triumph LA Times: Ratliff had what Sanchez lacked: The …

Why Minnesota governor vetoed Teach For America funding

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton just vetoed a line item inserted into the state’s higher education legislation that would have given $1.5 million to Teach For America over two years. This is what he said in an explanatory letter to the…

San Jose Teachers’ Contract Offers Leadership Pathways

Note: in November 2012, Accomplished California Teachers (ACT) released the policy report “Promoting Quality Teaching: New Approaches to Compensation and Career Pathways.”  The following post is the second in a series of profiles showing how California teacher leaders