AM News: Cunningham Leaves - Weiss & Whalen To Follow?
Cunningham To Leave U.S. Dept. of Ed. PoliticsK12: Already, Karen Cator, the department's education technology director, has announced she's leaving. In August, federal special education chief Alexa Posny departed. I'm curious to see how long Joanne Weiss, Duncan's chief of staff, and Ann Whalen, the department's director of implementation, stick around.
Today's Tests Seen as Bar to Better Assessment EdWeek:The use of testing in school accountability systems may hamstring the development of tests that can actually transform teaching and learning, experts from a national assessment commission warn.
The Downside Of A High-Tech Classroom StateImpact: As Florida works its way toward the digital transition in classrooms by 2015, a publication is questioning whether the potential health hazards are worth it.
NCLB Reauthorization Debate Likely To Continue In Obama Second Term HuffPostEdu: In 2008, Barack Obama campaigned on the promise that his administration would oversee the rewriting of the expired No Child Left Behind Act. But four years later, education experts and legislators don't see any end to the negotiations with and within Congress.
Michigan Board Of Education Discusses Legislative Proposals For School Choice HuffPostEdu: Among them is the Michigan Public Education Finance Act, which would allow per-pupil funding to follow students to any district willing to accept them, according to to the Associated Press. Currently the state’s students can only attend schools of choice in adjacent districts.