AM News: Cities Prepare For Influx Of Unaccompanied Minors

Cities in New York State Get Ready for Arrival of Child Migrants District Dossier: Syracuse and New York City leaders are mobilizing services and supports for the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have arriving in their communities.

Obama's initiative

Magazines: 5 Ways The SF Protests Can Help You Understand Education

Now that you're done reading this week's New Yorker story about cheating in Atlanta, time to circle back and read last week's piece (California Screaming) about the conflicts in San Francisco over class, culture, and education.  

Why, …

AM News: AFT Conference Wraps Up With Tenure Support

Teacher union's national conference concludes with support for tenure laws LA Daily News: The American Federation of Teachers panel featuring educators from out of state shared their personal observations to bolster why current tenure laws work.

Missouri Governor Vetoes Bill

Articles: Adult Ed’s Secret Buzzwords & Lingo

So you think that edtech (and school reform in general) are full of buzzwords and hot new trends? Well, that may be true. But edtech’s got nothing on adult education, which freely adopts jargon and innovation from the K-12 and …

Arne Duncan Says Philly School Funding is "Unacceptable"

The U.S. Secretary of Education also said that Pennsylvania’s current level of commitment to funding public schools in Philadelphia is “unacceptable.”

AM News: Sleepy Washington DC Campaign Goes National

Sleepy campaign for D.C. Board of Education goes national Washington Post:  When Tierra Jolly thumbed through her mail on Monday, she was surprised to see campaign literature touting her bid for a seat on the D.C. State Board of Education.…

Predictions from 2003-04

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”   Yogi Berra  

From a friend and colleague in an e-mail last week…

As I attempt to purge my files, I’m running into all kinds of oldies but goodies. An example:

Create Molecular Model Simulations With the Molecular Workbench

The Molecular Workbench is an excellent site produced by the Concord Consortium with funding from the National Science Foundation. On the Molecular Workbench… you can find dozens of interactive models, simulations, and lessons in biology, chemistry, and physics. Each of

AM News: Changes Afoot In California & New York City

School funding reforms spur decisions at local level EdSource Today: California’s new school funding system is driving districts in diverse regions of the state to shift their resources to achieve one of the key goals laid out in the sweeping financial …

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.…