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Fixing the Leaky Bucket: Teacher Recruitment or Retention?

Ellen Moir | Posted 10.01.2014 | Education
Ellen Moir

Recruitment is important, but the leaky bucket is not a challenge we can just recruit ourselves out of. We can attempt to continuously replace these teachers, or we can do what it takes to stem the flow.

Interstates and E-rates

Bob Wise | Posted 11.11.2013 | Technology
Bob Wise

To ensure that all students reach their education destination, it is imperative that the United States meet the goal of connecting 99 percent of the nation's students with high-speed broadband in their schools and libraries within the next five years.

Ready for School?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It's time for broad bipartisan support for critically important investments in young children. And we must get this right for children: not for test makers, not for adult interests, but for children -- especially the poorest children.

NCLB Waivers Weaken Graduation Rate Accountability: Study

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

-- Many states granted waivers from the No Child Left Behind law are relaxing or ignoring federal regulations designed to hold schools accountable fo...

Education Technology, Digital Learning Not As Easy As It Seems

Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

A report from the Alliance for Excellent Education identifies four key challenges that public school district leaders must address in the next two yea...

Bridging The Digital Divide In America's Rural Schools

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 06.21.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. YODER, Colo.—Surrounded by farmland and ranches, Colorado's Edison School sits off an un...

Graduation Rates Are Increasing, But Not Fast Enough for Latino Students

National Council of La Raza | Posted 05.30.2012 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The message to federal policymakers should be clear. We need to maintain a strong focus on graduation rates; ten seats in every classroom is a terrible thing to waste.

'Bill Of Rights' Would Expand High School Online Learning

| John Fensterwald | Posted 01.14.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, TopEd.org. Students whose high schools ...

New Ways Reformers Are Tackling College Readiness

AP | By LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education

-- Trey Rasmussen excelled at hockey at his Martha's Vineyard high school. Academics, not so much. "I was planning on graduating and just jumping ri...

Plan for Success of America's Students

Michael Wotorson | Posted 08.16.2011 | Education
Michael Wotorson

Millions of high school students who should be acquiring the education and skills that will enable them to lead the 21st century global economy are being shortchanged by America's public school system.