Quotes: "A Chance Of Repercussions" [But, Really, Not Much Of One]

Anytime you break a law, there is a chance of repercussions. – Illinois State Board of Education spokesperson Matt Vanover, playing it coy about the possible loss of funding due to parents opting out of state tests (in Catalyst

AM News: White House Takes "Race To The Top" Victory Lap

Obama officials tout Race to the Top, saying it has unleashed ‘enormous positive change’ Washington Post: In a conference call with reporters to mark the fourth anniversary of the creation of Race to the Top, the White House’s Domestic Policy Council …

Kline Seeks to Make Special Education Funding a Priority

Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House education committee, said recently that he will be pouring new energy into a perennial priority: Bolstering funding for special education.

Weekend Reading: Best Education Articles You Probably Missed

The ‘Kansas Revolution’ And School Funding Equity | @onpointradio Tom Ashbrook http://ht.ly/uDGBZ  [277 comments so far]

How to Teach the Standards Without Becoming Standardized | MindShift http://ht.ly/uDGx1  @mindshiftKQED

The SAT Prep Industry Isn't Going Anywhere – James S. Murphy – …

Media: Three Edu-Mysteries The Clinton Papers Might Answer

Last week a big batch of "formerly withheld" papers from the Clinton administration were published online, and political types are poring through them for answers to various mysteries from nearly 20 years ago (and to help make predictions for 2016).…

AM News: De Blasio Might Get Pre-K Funding But Lose Charter Powers

De Blasio Closes In on Pre-K Funding, but Not From a Higher Tax NYT: Even as he faces escalating attacks for his stance toward charter schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday neared securing state funding to expand prekindergarten in New …

Politics: Reformers’ Spending Represents "Broadening" Of Political Advocacy

In case you missed it (or wondered where I was getting those maps), here's last week's Slate/Center for Public Integrity article about the rise of school reform campaign funding efforts — and how they compare to long-running union and public …

AM News: Everybody’s [Unintentionally] Racist, Study Says

Yes, Schools Do Discriminate Against Students Of Color HuffPost:  The researchers found that black students were 1.78 times as likely to be suspended out of school as white students. Latino students' suspension odds were 2.23 times greater than those of …

Planet Nutshell Releases New Math Shorts Episodes

Late last year with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Planet Nutshell launched a new series of educational mathematics videos. Math Shorts… will eventually have twenty videos in the series. With the release of the latest episodes the series

AM News: USDE Lets CA Waive Common Core Field Tests

California gets waiver for Common Core field tests without penalties EdSource Today: California will not face penalties or multimillion-dollar fines from the federal government for giving all students a preliminary test on the new Common Core standards, instead of on …