Arizona Says…

April 30, 2010 | Blog

So far in 2010, it appears that the state of Arizona’s contribution to public policy is two-fold: (1) First, the…

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ESEA Hearing on Teachers and Leaders

April 15, 2010 | Blog

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is holding a hearing this morning on the reauthorization of…

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TFA ‘Set Aside’

February 26, 2010 | Blog

The Washington Post‘s Nick Anderson reports that U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan was grilled by Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) yesterday…

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Central Falls Redux

February 26, 2010 | Blog

I have to side with Rick Hess over Andy Rotherham on the question of whether the mass firing of teachers…

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Study Demonstrates Link Between Hunger and Children’s Ability to Learn

November 23, 2009 | Blog

On this Thanksgiving week, it is appropriate that we acknowledge the large numbers of America’s children who are too hungry…

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Teachers’ Voice

October 21, 2009 | Blog

An important survey was released this week that captures teachers’ perceptions of their professional working environment. The national study of…

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Superteacher To The Rescue!

September 21, 2009 | Blog

Given the recent spate of federally-funded studies showing no effect of a variety of educational innovations and interventions, my predicted…

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Feels Like the First Time

September 2, 2009 | Blog

Cross-posted from Brainstorm Every fall for the last 29 years I’ve embarked on a new school year. No joke–for nearly…

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New Teacher Center Annual Symposium

July 28, 2009 | Blog

If you are an educational practitioner, policymaker, or researcher with an interest in the needs of new teachers, you may…

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Obama’s Firewall

July 24, 2009 | Blog

Michele McNeil at Education Week‘s Politics K-12 blog reports that President Obama himself approved the Race To The Top provision…

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