BLOGS: Best Of The Day
Obama's Congressional Address: Education Key to Economic Recovery Politics K12
Obama set a new goal--that by 2020, the United States will have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.
Quote of the Day: 'Taking Kids Away from Home' Early Stories
Early Stories likes nothing better than coming across good journalism about pre-kindergarten.
Brain Teaser EIA
A proposed bill in the Utah legislature would ban school districts from contributing to the salaries of release-time union presidents. It’s customary for local unions to reimburse districts for the cost of a substitute, but some contracts have the district sharing the cost.
Ups and Downs for OLPC Schools For Tomorrow
In January, The One Laptop Per Child project cut 50 staff members and turned development of SugarOS over to the public.
Like Nails On A Chalkboard Eduwonk
President Obama said exactly this about charter schools tonight: “And we will expand our commitment to charter schools.” But judging by the various strong reactions over in The Arena at Politco you’d think that was the subject of the speech…or even just the education part…rather than a single sentence.
Turning School Buses Into Classrooms
Two researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville want to turn school buses into virtual mobile classrooms across Arkansas after a successful yearlong pilot program.