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

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.04.2014 | 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 doc...

"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...

Net Neutrality Solved: Verizon's FiOS Rides Over a Title II, Common Carriage, FTTP (Fiber-to-the-Premises) Telecommunications Network

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

MSNBC writes that a possible solution to Net Neutrality -- commonly known as an 'open Internet' is to reclassify broadband as a "Title II" service, which was changed by the FCC to an 'information' service, commonly known as 'Title I".

Title I: Where the Evidence Revolution Will Happen

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Sooner or later, schools throughout the U.S. and other countries will be making informed choices among proven programs and practices, implementing t...

Wink Wink Nudge Nudge: Use Proven Programs

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.03.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Discussions about evidence-based reform in education often founder on the question of financing. Who is going to provide the funding necessary to he...

Smoke, Mirrors, and the Common Core

Nicholas Tampio | Posted 05.16.2014 | New York
Nicholas Tampio

Politicians cannot make the Common Core problem disappear with smoke and mirrors. Sooner or later, most people will admit that the Common Core experiment has failed. Why wait?

Restoring Opportunity

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

I just read a fascinating book, Restoring Opportunity, by Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane. It describes the now-familiar problems of growing inequa...

Can Educational Innovations Go To National Scale?

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert E. Slavin

In conversations about evidence-based reform, I often hear the objection that "we don't really know how to take proven innovations to scale" or that...

A Purpose-Driven Government: Moneyball and Impact

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert E. Slavin

In 2002, Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland A's, created "Moneyball," a method of using statistics to evaluate the performance of ball play...

Stop Mortgaging Our Kids' Futures!

National Council of La Raza | Posted 10.20.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Continuing sequester-level funding is tantamount to mortgaging our future. It's counterproductive and it ignores the needs of our students.

Baby Steps Toward Better Formula Grants in Education

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact
Robert E. Slavin

When I speak with policy folks about evidence-based reform, I often hear something like this: "Sure, you can give preference points for using proven p...

Use Evidence to Improve Title I, Not to Threaten It

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Robert E. Slavin

Among many educators and policy makers, the idea of evidence-based reform is scary. They fear that rigorous evaluations will fail to support their f...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Budget Flatlines Education Funds For Poor Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

While President Barack Obama's 2014 budget proposal asks for an overall spending increase to education, most of that will go to new programs and compe...

In National Merit Snafu, Why Must the Children Suffer?

Myra Demeter | Posted 05.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Myra Demeter

Every single Beverly Hills High School junior who took the PSAT in October will not be eligible for National Merit Scholarships or even recognition, no matter how high their score. Why? Because the high school submitted the test results late.

What Sequestration Means for My School

Hillary Linardopoulos | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Hillary Linardopoulos

We cannot continue to use our students as pawns in a political game. Every day, my students deserve more than what is given to them. It's unconscionable that some members of Congress want to give them even less.

Joy Resmovits

Sequester Would Hurt Students In Special Ed

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

Teresa Armstrong is steamed.  The Virginia mother of four has spent the last few weeks watching, reading and listening to politicians argue about ...

How Government Can Support Effective Innovation in Education

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 04.14.2013 | College
Robert E. Slavin

There are few aspects of life more thoroughly dominated by government than education. This is particularly true of educational innovation. Innovative programs and materials do often come from the private sector, but they are adopted only if government supports them.

Invest in What Works

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.23.2013 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Wise use of federal resources is not a Democratic or Republican issue. It is a moral imperative, both in the bond of trust between taxpayers and government and in ensuring effective services to vulnerable young people.

Michelle Rhee: How Obama -- Or Romney -- Should Change Education

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 09.06.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of Washington, D.C.’s public schools...

Report: Federal Loophole Allows Schools To Spend More On White Students Than Minorities

Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

Schools that enroll 90 percent or more non-white students spend $733 less per pupil per year than schools that enroll 90 percent or more white student...

Joy Resmovits

How The Super Committee's Failure Hurts K-12 Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

Seventy thousand teaching jobs. More than one billion in Title I grants to disadvantaged school districts. Nearly 900 million in funding for special e...