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Federal & State Education Policy Changes Coming
posted by: Alix | November 04, 2010, 10:45 am   

In the aftermath of a historic shift in power, pundits and citizens across the country are making predictions about which changes this new crop of lawmakers will have in store for K-12 education policy. Shockwaves will be felt nationally as well as at the state and local levels. Continue Reading...
Election 2010 Preliminary Reaction
posted by: Alix | November 03, 2010, 11:42 am   

Last night was a historic night for America. Republicans seized control of the U.S. House of Representatives and made significant gains in the Senate, including President Obama's former Illinois Senate seat. These outcomes will certainly have an impact on education policy in the U.S. along with intriguing results in state and local elections. Continue Reading...
Civics and stuff…really, it’s fun!
posted by: Jill | November 03, 2010, 11:24 am   

What is my first memory of the democratic process in action? 1984 and Reagan's reelection. I knew he won, but that was the extent of my interest. Honestly, the reason I remember that event is because it conflicted with my birthday party. Continue Reading...
Election Day & Federal Education Policy
posted by: Alix | November 02, 2010, 10:33 am   

K-12 education policy is usually not a deciding issue in national elections. Today's vote will be no different. The American people are frustrated with the down economy and are continually debating the size and scope of the government. Whatever your political leanings, today's elections are sure to have an impact on some upcoming federal education decisions regarding policy and spending. Continue Reading...
Are Longer School Days Coming?
posted by: Alix | November 01, 2010, 10:09 am   

During Education Nation on NBC last month, President Obama recommended lengthening the school day and year as a potential solution to our children falling behind. The suggestion inspired praise from some reformers and critique from others, citing more expenses and stringent union contracts. Are longer days and shorter summers the wave of the future for students and teachers?

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