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NYC Teachers Union Fights to Keep Test Scores Secret
posted by: Alix | October 25, 2010, 11:51 am
The New York City school system announced plans last week to work with the media to publish "value-added" scores and other data from nearly 12,000 teachers. For years, the information has been seen in private by administrators and the teachers themselves; however this release would allow the general public to see the raw data that's spells out teacher performance and student achievement.   Continue Reading...
Broad Prize Awarded to Gwinnett County, GA
posted by: Alix | October 22, 2010, 08:43 am
This week the Broad Prize for Urban Education was awarded to Gwinnett County School District in Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. The annual award honors an urban school district that exemplifies not only student achievement but narrowing the gaps in achievement among diverse income and ethnic groups. Considered the most prestigious education accolade, the $1 million Broad Prize is awarded in the form of college scholarships to district graduates.   Continue Reading...
Speculation over Rhee’s Future
posted by: Alix | October 21, 2010, 11:00 am
Since jumping on the education reform scene in 2007, Michelle Rhee has been described as everything from abrasive to a true hero. She had never been a school superintendent of any school system before, but by the end of the year, she was on the cover of Time magazine, solidifying her place in education reform history. After her boss' loss of the D.C. mayoral primary, Rhee resigned from her post and now rumors are swirling about where her next position will be.   Continue Reading...
Teachers Shouldn’t Be Threatened by Reform
posted by: Alix | October 19, 2010, 10:58 am
Both sides of the education dialogue can agree about one thing when it comes to improving education – having an effective teacher is essential in student learning. This idea is neither liberal nor conservative, rather a simple truth that divides stake holders in its implementation, and shouldn't make American teachers defensive.   Continue Reading...
Gates Foundation Funds Value-added Model Research
posted by: Alix | October 14, 2010, 09:31 am
As student test scores are becoming a greater part of teachers' evaluations, the idea of having an accurate value-added model is essential for educators. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a generous supporter of education in America and is investing $45 million in research to determine best practices in developing a model.   Continue Reading...


Changes are brewing in America's second largest school system and the unions are not happy about it. Last week a preliminary ruling based on the case between the ACLU and the Los Angeles Unified School Board was reached in an effort to combat inequality in teacher layoffs. The ACLU had sued the district over layoff procedures that essentially wiped out the staff at three schools serving inner city minority students.

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Education Leaders Speak Out
posted by: Alix | October 11, 2010, 09:36 am
This weekend a poignant manifesto by some reform-minded education leaders surfaced as not only a means of taking responsibility for the problems in education but also a call to action for teachers, parents, students and communities to be part of the solution. The leaders recognize that the recent media attention around education has provided a truly unique opportunity to create a dialogue for reform. The authors of the manifesto as follows:   Continue Reading...
New Jersey to Serve as a Model for Reforms
posted by: Alix | September 30, 2010, 11:44 am
New Jersey has been the talk of the education reform world for the past few months. From the tough talking, union-fighting Governor Christie's town hall meetings to Race to the Top application controversy, and the recent news of a $100 million donation to the Newark city schools by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, New Jersey has frequently made education news headlines.   Continue Reading...
Waiting for "Superman" is a Hit
posted by: Alix | September 27, 2010, 10:07 am

The numbers are in for the much-talked-about documentary, Waiting for "Superman" and it seems director Davis Guggenheim has another hit on his hands. Despite the fact that it only debuted in New York and Los Angeles the movie performed extremely well.

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NBC to host Education Nation
posted by: Alix | September 24, 2010, 04:06 pm

NBC will be hosting the upcoming interactive summit, Education Nation in New York City this weekend and next week.

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TIF Program Winners Announced
posted by: Alix | September 24, 2010, 11:02 am

This week, the US Department of Education announced the 62 winning applicants of the Teacher Incentive Fund grant competition or TIF. The winning participants represent rural and urban school districts, as well as nonprofit organizations and education organizations from 27 states across the country.

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Education Reform Has Gone Mainstream
posted by: Alix | September 21, 2010, 11:04 am

If you caught Oprah yesterday afternoon you would have noticed that the new film, Waiting for "Superman" was showcased and revered as a new mainstream documentary about what is wrong with our schools.Oprah is doing a real service to her mainstream audience by focusing an hour of her show to the argument for real education reform. With this film and positive support from media powerhouses like Oprah, Director Davis Guggenheim will be able to reach average, everyday Americans, who, no doubt, will be outraged when they see this film.

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Samuelson: Student Motivation to Blame for Education Woes
posted by: Colin | September 07, 2010, 08:55 am

Columnist Robert Samuelson is putting "school reform" on notice. "Few subjects inspire more intellectual dishonesty and political puffery than 'school reform,'" writes Samuelson in yesterday's Washington Post. Why the harsh words for such a popular issue?  Continue Reading...

More Race to the Top Fallout in New Jersey
posted by: Colin | August 31, 2010, 08:26 am

UPDATE: Bret Schundler, fired from his post of education commissioner by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, has admitted that the fatal error in his state's Race to the Top application was his and his alone.  Continue Reading...

19 Finalists Vie for Federal Funds
posted by: Steph | July 28, 2010, 02:42 pm

Finalists in the second round of the Race to the Top (RTTT) program are preparing to present their cases to Education Secretary Arne Duncan and the RTTT peer reviewers who will adjust each state’s scores based on their presentations. Some speculate that the presentations during the first weeks of August won’t substantially alter the scores, because scores changed little after interviews in RTTT’s first round.  Continue Reading...

Race to the Top Round 2 Finalists Named
posted by: Colin | July 27, 2010, 03:33 pm

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced today the eighteen states plus D.C. who have a chance to compete for the final round of the Race to the Top funding program. $3.4 billion is still up for grabs after Delaware and Tennessee received $600 million in round one.  Continue Reading...

Trouble with Top-Down Federal Funding for Education
posted by: Colin | July 21, 2010, 09:47 am

Joyce Irvine is a casualty of bureaucratic necessity. A stellar principal by all accounts, Ms. Irvine was traded by her Burlington, Vermont school district for $3 million in federal stimulus funding. Despite a myriad of successes listed in a recent New York Times article, Ms. Irvine's couldn't significantly raise annual test scores during her six-year tenure as principal of Wheeler Elementary School. Under an Obama administration funding formula, Ms. Irvine has to lose her job if her school district is going to receive stimulus dollars.  Continue Reading...

NEA Challenges Charter Movement in New Business Items
posted by: Steph | July 12, 2010, 01:08 pm

At their annual convention held earlier this month, the National Education Association heard a series of new business items (NBIs) that display their distaste for the charter movement: NBI 91, which failed to pass after debate, sought to start a counter-campaign to a number of documentaries about education reform and charters that will be playing in theaters across the country this year  Continue Reading...

Evaluating KIPP School Reform Efforts
posted by: Steph | June 30, 2010, 08:50 am

This month the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) released results of an ongoing study of 22 of its 82 schools done by Mathmatica Policy Research, Inc. The study examines student characteristics and achievement in the 22 schools as was designed to estimate KIPP’s effect on students.  Continue Reading...

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