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Foundation for Excellence in Education

The Sky Isn't Falling on Public Education

Kate Casas | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Kate Casas

We don't want to change evaluations so that the sky will fall on Missouri's teachers. We want to change evaluations to begin measuring and providing meaningful feedback to educators about the only thing that really matters, student academic growth.

Jeb Bush's Education Foundation Under Fire

The Tampa Tribune | William March | Posted 05.03.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- Lobbyists are not allowed to finance perks like trips for state officials, but those at the Foundation for Excellence in Education get around...

Literacy By Third-Grade A Renewed Priority For Many States

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Flunked, retained, held back. Whatever you call it, increasing numbers of states are not promoting students who are struggling to...

Jeb Bush, With Cash And Clout, Pushes Contentious School Reforms

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Education

By Stephanie Simon Nov 27 (Reuters) - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush soared to rock star status in the education wor...

Rhee At GOP Convention: Ed Reform Will Require 'Getting Ready For A Fight'

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee called for classroom teach...

The Lesson of the Cupcakes: Fix Schools by Resisting Gimmicks and Heeding Evidence

Kevin Welner | Posted 06.26.2012 | Education
Kevin Welner

There are no miracle cures or magic beans. If we increase opportunities to learn, the result will be more learning; if we deny opportunities to learn, the result is equally predictable.

'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 ...

Bay Area Leading the Learning Revolution

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 12.14.2011 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

New York and Boston are home to the publishers; metro D.C. is home to the giants of learning online. But the Bay Area is poised to lead the learning revolution.

Teachers Protest Rupert Murdoch At School Summit

AP | By TERENCE CHEA | Posted 12.14.2011 | Education

SAN FRANCISCO -- Teachers in the San Francisco Bay area picketed Thursday outside an education conference that features News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch ...

Education Summit In DC Fuels High-Tech Ideas For Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Politicians, entrepreneurs and education professionals from across the country convened in Washington, DC for a two-day education summit that ended We...