To move towards high impact, cost-effective student support strategies, we need to adopt evidence-based, targeted student supports and deploy nonprofit organizations to leverage community volunteers and national service to address this challenge.
A little less talk, a little more action, and a bit of edutainment, and I think I see how the world's children will come to realize their true potential and build the skill-sets they will someday need.
Recent discussions about reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant remind me of where we were in the late 1990s and early 2000s, before reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Three cheers for California's governor, state superintendent, and state board chair, for applying for a waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (aka No Child Left Behind) that doesn't kowtow to Washington.
Frankly, our nation's students, especially low income students and students of color, urgently need an entirely new federal -- state relationship in education. Let's go bold. It's time for a new federalism in public education.