Join Global Education & Skills #GESF Live Stream as Education Leaders Around the World Talk about Using Technology and Creativity to Reach Every Child

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you’ve seen my posts with pics of gold plated bathrooms that juxtapose against the harsh reality of an Afgani woman who went to school on threat of death from the Taliban.

“Education …

Wash. State, Hobbled by Evaluation Woes, Otherwise Excels Under NCLB Waiver

Even as most other states struggle with the lowest-performing “priority” and “focus” schools, Washington is one of the few that’s meeting expectations in those areas.

AM News: Massive Kansas School Funding Overturned

Kansas School Funding Declared Unconstitutional By State Supreme Court HuffPost: The decision ordered the immediate reversal of recent education cuts, but told a lower court to reconsider the potential $1 billion question of whether Kansas provides enough education funding to …

Taking Charge of Change in Educator Preparation

By Sharon P. Robinson, Ed.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

You might expect a 66-year-old to be change averse. But the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), which just held …

AM News: 1600 Different SAT Stories

College Board Previews Revisions To SAT NPR: The upcoming changes that were announced on Wednesday by the College Board will affect more than a million college-bound, high school students. It's the second major revision in nine years. See also WP

Obama calls for end to austerity in education

The President’s 2015 budget makes education funding top priority in rebuilding middle class.Read More »

Teachers as Trustees, Part 2

 

InterACT Guest Blog Post by Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez

InterACT features many blog posts on the topic of teacher leadership, but very few teachers are able to view the field from the perspective of elected office – especially one held concurrently

Like Most Other NCLB Waiver States, N.J. Struggles With Low-Performing Schools

A recurring theme of the U.S. Department of Education’s monitoring reports is the struggle for states to implement the required improvements in its priority and focus schools.

AM News: Governor Cuomo Blasts State For Diluting Common Core Plan

Cuomo Says Education Board’s Plan Dilutes Teacher Reviews NYT: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo attacked state education officials over a proposal that would give teachers more leeway to protest poor evaluations. See also TeacherBeat, ChalkbeatNY.

Cuomo Clashes with Education Leaders

Revolutionizing How Students Choose a Degree

The following is a sponsored post by DegreeStory.com.

What degree should I get? Do I follow my passion and become a fine art major at the risk of financial stability? Do I pursue software engineering to land that great job