Five Best Blogs: Still More On The #ESEA Markup & Duncan Waivers
What Does ESEA Re-Write Mean for Ed Reform on the State Level? Alex Johnston: In taking the fundamental outlines of federal education policy for granted, we may not have looked closely enough... at what aspects of NCLB are essential to preserve, and what’s best left alone, and what’s most in need of an upgrade.
The Latest GREAT News NSVF: Should we succeed in getting GREAT included in the House legislation... we may actually create a new legislative pathway to support high-performing teacher and principal training programs.
Senators Playing Politics with Education: The committee vote was a "stick out the tongue" moment by Sen. Harkin directed at President Obama, as well as Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, for offering states waivers on the current NCLB law.
Harkin/Enzi ESEA Bill Would Formalize Rewards for High-Performing Schools New America: This is one of the few places where we see Congress attempting to create what are known as “communities of practice” – opportunities for schools to come together to share best practices and work together to improve student achievement.
Arne vs. The Rules Title I Derland: One of the overlooked features of Duncan’s new ESEA waiver package is the fact that there is no new money in it. Yet state and local educational agencies are supposed to implement a host of intensive interventions in “priority” schools.
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Guess what Michelle Rhee charged a school to speak The Answer Sheet: How much money do you think Michelle Rhee, former Washington D.C. schools superintendent who now runs an organization called StudentsFirst, charged a regional 11,000-student campus in the Kent State University public system to speak about school reform?
Parent Revolution Takes Stand for Children, Demands Education Reform Now Education Next: While the PTA has become, in many ways, an extension of the public schools, other organizations have sprung up to organize, educate, and mobilize parents to fight on behalf of the interests of children and to challenge the education establishment
Rheepublicans First? AFT: The arch conservative DeVos family funded MI Rep Paul Scott. Now comes Michelle Rhee pouring in thousands of dollars to save the man she described as “our main ally and extremely committed to passing our agenda in Michigan.”