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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Duncan Speaks

July 2, 2009 | Blog

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today delivered a major speech on the Obama Administration’s teacher quality priorities before the National…

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No Money Left Behind

June 25, 2009 | Blog

Cross-posted from Brainstorm The U.S. Department of Education has finally announced some concrete plans to reduce the complexity of the…

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Stimulus Watch: Front-Loading and Favoritism

May 9, 2009 | Blog

Michael Griffith, senior finance analyst at the Education Commission of the States, has authored a fascinating policy brief detailing where…

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Stimulus: L.A. Edition

April 24, 2009 | Blog

On Tuesday the Christian Science Monitor ran a good story (“Stimulus money puts teachers in layoff limbo”) on the tension…

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Stimulus: Milwaukee’s Odds

April 13, 2009 | Blog

Recent stories suggest that policymakers and education leaders are beginning to bank on competitive funding under the American Recovery and…

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Bring Out Your Dead

April 3, 2009 | Blog

“Bring out your dead,” shouts the dead collector in Monty Python & The Holy Grail. Swift & Change Able tossed…

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It’s Easton!!

April 3, 2009 | Blog

And a hip-hip-hooray! It’s official: John Easton (executive director of the Consortium on Chicago School Research), new IES Director. Hat…

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Should Colleges Require the FAFSA?

April 2, 2009 | Blog

Humor me — I want to float an idea and see what happens. Put aside for the moment the fact…

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More Good News From the Obama Administration

April 1, 2009 | Blog

The first step to transforming the role of community colleges in the American landscape is elevating their status. President Obama…

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