Student Learning and Teacher Performance

July 24, 2009 | Blog

Corrected President Obama and Education Secretary Duncan have drawn a clear line in the sand with regard to evaluating teacher…

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The Ugliness of For-Profits

July 21, 2009 | Blog

Cross-posted from BrainstormI admit it. I have a chip on my shoulder when it comes to for-profit providers of higher…

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Obama Endorses Community College Reform

July 12, 2009 | Blog

It’s a very big day for the nation’s community colleges. In today’s Washington Post, our president praises them, and calls…

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The Quality of Leadership

May 12, 2009 | Blog

Reading Sunday’s New York Times I was struck by a phrase used repeatedly by our president in describing a quality…

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FY 2010 Federal Education Budget

May 7, 2009 | Blog

The Obama Administration released details of the President’s FY 2010 federal budget today. Here is a fact sheet from the…

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Obama Offers Details on Education Plan

March 10, 2009 | Blog

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that President Obama will unveil his education plan today. Reportedly, it will address performance pay…

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March 5, 2009 | Blog

Sometimes I get it right and sometimes I get it wrong. WRONG: I didn’t accurately call the selection of Arne…

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Obama Gets It Right

February 26, 2009 | Blog

God, I love having smart people in the administration! This morning I listened as Bob Shireman and Ceci Rouse unveiled…

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Obama on Education

February 25, 2009 | Blog

Tonight, in a speech to a joint session of Congress, President Obama proclaimed three areas of investment of vital interest…

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President Obama Calls For Education Reform

February 10, 2009 | Blog

Amen. In comments about the stimulus plan at last night’s press conference [see above link for transcript], President Barack Obama…

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