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The Maryland Challenge

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 10.07.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

In education, we also like to compare, and we usually don't like what we see. Comparisons can be useful in giving us a point of reference for what is possible, but a point of reference doesn't help if it is not seen as a peer.

Trump Fails A Crucial Test

Randi Weingarten | Posted 09.18.2016 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Donald Trump doesn't have any use for public schools -- he never attended them, sent his kids to them or supported civic efforts to strengthen them.

The Sailor and the Sailboat: Leadership and Evidence

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 09.08.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

My one extravagance is that I live on the Chesapeake Bay and have a small sailboat. I love to sail, even if I'm not especially good at it, but sailing...

Money and Evidence

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 04.14.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Many years ago, I spent a few days testifying in a funding equity case in Alabama. At the end of my testimony, the main lawyer for the plaintiffs drov...

Schools With Large Concentrations of Poverty Can Be High-Performing, But Not Because They Concentrate Poverty

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 03.28.2016 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

I recently learned that my work has been used as justification by school officials who advocate deliberately concentrating poverty in a few schools. ...

George Hall Elementary School -- A Title I Distinguished School Still Figuring Things Out

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 02.11.2017 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

We have gotten used to hearing bad news about schools -- particularly schools that serve children from low-income families. And yet there is good news out there. Some educators really have figured out how to educate all kids to high levels.

A Grass Roots Response to Education Inequity

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 01.19.2017 | Black Voices
Deborah J. Levine

Carvent 'Leon' Webb II is the Founder/CEO of The Open Book Foundation based in Charlotte, North Carolina, a nonprofit organization in 2013 to bridge the gap between Title I schools and literacy competency.

The Future of Title I - 2040

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.14.2017 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

When you get to a certain age, you find increasing evidence that you've been yammering on the same topics for a very long time, usually to no great benefit. I just made one of those discoveries. Going through some old publications, I found a 1991 article I wrote on the future of Title I.

Shouldn't We Be Helping Those At Home First?

Marc Joseph | Posted 11.02.2016 | Impact
Marc Joseph

The numbers of those in need in America are staggering. Our government has no more money to allocate to additional programs, so it must move its dollars around rather than hoping to collect more taxes.

Poverty Affects Education--And Our Systems Perpetuate It

Sean Slade | Posted 07.24.2016 | Education
Sean Slade

Poverty affects our education, our economy, and our future. It is becoming the norm, and we appear reluctant to address it. We have the steps in place to change it--and we've had these steps for over half a century. What has been waning is our will to act and our determination to succeed.

Title I: Replace the 'Belle of the Ball'?

Jack Jennings | Posted 06.11.2016 | Education
Jack Jennings

Why hasn't Obama, as the first African American president, more fully embraced Title I, which was so enthusiastically supported for decades by African Americans? Is this an indication of broader problems with Title I?

The Message From Baltimore

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 05.07.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

My colleagues and I work in the schools that serve the very communities affected by the recent disturbances. The children who come to these schools start off bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of enthusiasm and confidence, like children everywhere. But then all too many of them experience failure. And all that motivation drains away.

Rebecca Klein

School Funding Inequality Makes Education 'Separate And Unequal,' Arne Duncan Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

Many school systems remain "fundamentally separate and unequal," U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday, with 23 states spending more per pu...

Why Would You Call Them 'Miracle Schools'?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

A recent online kerfuffle raised the question -- yet again -- of whether it is possible for schools to help children of color and children from low-income homes learn to high standards. I'm always a bit surprised that it's still necessary to have this conversation, but I guess it is.

No ESEA Bill Is Better Than One That Fails to Protect the Poorest Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

For fifty years Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) has been the primary source of federal funding targeted to schools to serve poor children. Sadly, from the beginning states didn't keep their end of the bargain.

Leveraging What Works

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 04.21.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Leveraging What Works offers grants totaling $100 million nationwide to school districts willing to use the grant, along with a portion of its formula funds -- such as Title I and IDEA -- to adopt proven programs that meet the "strong" or "moderate" level of evidence of effectiveness as defined in EDGAR. Simple though it appears, Leveraging What Works would be revolutionary.

Push for Progress: Children Cannot Wait

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

So many children have lost ground as the trumped-up fear of excessive debt children did not cause has been used by some in Congress to cut safety net programs we know work.

Seeds, Bricks, and Sand: Stages of School-Reform Readiness

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.17.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Every school, no matter how effective at improving student outcomes, could probably be even more effective, and some schools have a particularly long way to go.

2015: The Trend Line for Communications Services -- Phone, Broadband, Internet, Cable TV & Wireless -- Sucks

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

As a telecom analyst for over 30+ years, I've been tracking the trend lines of communications services. And from the customer perspective -- your perspective -- 2015 will be like watching a train wreck in slow motion -- and continue over the next few years.

Verizon Uses 'Title II' as a Cash Machine Today -- It Harms Customers, Not Investments

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

In 2004-2005, the FCC closed the networks to direct competition by changing the classification of the wires from a "telecommunications" (Title II) service, to an "Information service" (Title I).

How Entrepreneurs Can Raise Capital With Ease

Lili Balfour | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Lili Balfour

The future looks bright for early-stage companies seeking capital as we prepare to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the JOBS Act - Title I.

Evidence to the Rescue! Whole School Option for SIG

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 11.11.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

The U. S. Department of Education has just released draft regulations that will substantially change School Improvement Grants (SIG). Within the docum...

"Title Shopping" Exposed: Verizon's FiOS is Based on a Title II, FTTP Network. Shame They Never Told the Court, the FCC or the Public.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

After going through thousands of pages of Verizon's statements, filings at the FCC, and court documents, even listening to the oral arguments made by their lawyers, we can not find one place where Verizon told the regulators or the courts that Verizon's entire wireline FiOS deployment in every state is based on Title II.

Unleash the Mighty Paraprofessional

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Paraprofessionals in schools serving many minority students are much more likely than teachers to share their students' ethnicity and language, and are more likely to live in the neighborhood.

Six Low-Cost or Free Ways to Make American Education the Best in the World

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

It does not take a political genius to know that for the foreseeable future, American education is not going to be rescued by a grand influx of new mo...