Baltimore: A New School Where "The Wire" Was Filmed

There's an amazing-looking new $43M school that's been built and opened in a blighted neighborhood in Baltimore, part of a massive urban renewal project funded in part by Johns Hopkins University and the Casey Foundation (and in partnership with Morgan …

The peripheral visionary

I was a peripheral visionary. I could see the future, but only way off to the side.

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.