TRANSITION: Coalitions, Appointees, Etc.
Experts Say Obama Must Build a Bipartisan Machine to Move Education Law Washington Post
President-elect Barack Obama has made big promises to educators, parents and the nation's nearly 50 million public school students.
Stanford professor leads transition team San Francisco Chronicle
It's been a busy week for Linda Darling-Hammond, a Stanford University education professor who heads back to Washington, D.C., on Sunday to preside over the start of what she hopes will be a new - and better funded - era for public schools.
An Education Reformer? Newsweek
"People don't want to say anything publicly, because of the 'No-Drama Obama' stuff," says one well-placed reformer with ties to the incoming administration. "But many of us were stunned that Linda Darling-Hammond is still as influential as she is."
Obamas Pick Sidwell School NYT
Malia and Sasha Obama will attend Sidwell Friends School, the pricey and prestigious academy that has educated generations of Washington’s elite.
Litmus Tests for the Next Secretary of Education EdWeek
Potential candidates' views on the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind and the issue of teacher quality should help President-elect Obama in choosing an effective secretary of education, says Anthony Ralston.
N.Y. school renamed for Obama MSNBC
At the behest of its students, an elementary school near New York City has been renamed after President-elect Barack Obama.