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Fred Belmont is currently an Albert Einstein Distinguisher Educator Fellow in Washington, DC and is on leave from his seventh-grade math classroom at Wood Oaks Junior High School in Northbrook, Ill.

Blog Entries by Fred Belmont

Our Sputnik Moment, Revisited: Hire the Best and Brightest!

Posted January 29, 2011 | 11:13:44 (EST)

"But if we want to win in the future . . . then we have to win the race to educate our kids."
Barack Obama - State of the Union Address - January 25, 2011

Last month Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the global PISA (Program for International...

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Teaching Teachers a Better Way

Posted November 23, 2010 | 16:48:34 (EST)

While a lot of focus here in Washington is on the new Congress, there is also a whole lot going on in American education. Just last week, Education Secretary Arne Duncan talked about the need to turn "the education of teachers in the United States... upside down" in a speech...

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Obama's New Digital Learning Plan: A Killer App

Posted November 11, 2010 | 10:57:39 (EST)

Education Secretary Arne Duncan unveiled the final version of the National Education Technology Plan on Tuesday -- proposals to use social networking, data collection and multi-media to get U.S. kids to learn more. According to Duncan, the plan -- almost two years in the making -- will help American education...

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