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Closing the Educator Equity Gap

TNTP | Posted 05.24.2015 | Education

We all know that highly effective teachers can have a lifelong impact on students. But we also know that too often, the students who need great teachers the most are the least likely to get them. Now state leaders are being tasked with tackling that problem. By June, all states must submit plans to the USDoE.

Does Jindal Have a Case With Common Core as Federal 'Scheme'?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 10.11.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

To me, a Louisianian, it is absolutely no surprise that Jindal said that a 2016 presidential run is "something" he is "thinking about." What Jindal needs is a sensational, distinguishing, timely issue to propel him into the national spotlight...

UK And US Administering Tests To Toddlers

Posted 09.07.2011 | Education

Testing early development has a new meaning: 2-year olds in England will be given mandatory "progress checks" under a new government initiative to det...

The Lost Paragraphs of Arne Duncan

Richard Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Richard Kessler

Arne Duncan gave a speech in Wasghinton D.C. about the value of arts education. It was a very good speech, but when you look at all the recent K-12 initiatives of the Obama administration, arts education is all but missing.

You Don't Have to Deny the Arts To Succeed: MS223 in The South Bronx, a 2010 Intel School of Distinction

Richard Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Richard Kessler

Ramon Gonzalez and his faculty at MS223 have managed to take time from test prep for reading and math to build in exchange for a quality arts program,...