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Computer Problems in Three States Hamper Student Proficiency Tests NYT: School districts in Indiana, Oklahoma and Minnesota are rescheduling high-stakes proficiency tests because of technical problems involving the test administrators’ computer systems. Show More Summary
At an education conference in Burlingame earlier today, Obama education secretary Arne Duncan gave a muddled semi-endorsement of the controversial parent trigger law in California. Specifically, Duncan described the trigger as "an important tool" for parent involvement -- but not the only or even the most important one. Show More Summary
If the contemporary school “reform” movement really seeks to improve schools, as opposed to defeating unions or, perhaps, privatizing education, then Randi Weingarten's proposed moratorium on Common Core high-stakes assessments is common sense. Show More Summary
This is a guest commentary from longtime journalist Richard Lee Colvin comparing the current debate over the leadership of LAUSD to a similar one that took place more than a decade ago -- in San Diego: School board elections typically are low-cost, low-turnout, low-visibility exercises in democracy. Show More Summary
Spotted at #NSVFsummit 2013, that's Vivienne Ming @neuraltheory wearing Google Glasses (she took a picture of me using voice commands in much less time than it took me to take one of her). Pretty soon, I'm guessing, a teacher or student will wear these into class and everyone will freak out. Show More Summary
Walton foundation gives $8 million to StudentsFirst LATimes: A foundation associated with the Wal-Mart family fortune has expanded its support for the education advocacy group run by former District of Columbia schools chancellor Michelle Rhee. Show More Summary
Heading over to the Bloomberg Philanthropies-sponsored reception to start the NewSchools Venture Fund education summit, I thought there was no time like the present to update you on my progress figuring out the ins and outs of outside spending on local school board elections like that being done by NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Show More Summary
It's not just reform critics and professional opponents who are seeking to define Michelle Rhee's school reform advocacy as predominantly right-leaning and Republican -- and so far at least StudentsFirst seems to be going along with it. Show More Summary
There's been some buzz recently about myEdmatch.com, the new job listing site that promises to better match teachers to schools based on their stated philosophies of education. Prospective teachers sign up, fill out a survey about their educational beliefs, and then, hopefully, find a similarly-aligned school. Show More Summary
There's lots that's familiar about this year's NewSchools Venture Summit taking place tomorrow in Burlingame, California -- but at least one major change: livestreaming! Watch live streaming video from newschools at livestream.com That's...Show More Summary
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Study finds steep drop in funding for preschools despite push for increased early education programs. NBC News' Danielle Leigh reports. (NBC News Funding for preschools fall)
Common Core Backlash Is Serious, Says AFT President, Randi Weingarten WashingtonPost: On Tuesday, the head of the American Federation of Teachers and a strong supporter of the Common Core standards will warn that the new approach is being poorly implemented and requires a “mid-course correction” or the effort will fall apart. Show More Summary
They're calling the Correspondents' Dinner "Nerdprom" and featuring House of Cards in the promo. What more do you need?
Last week I wrote an essay for EdSource arguing that California should not adopt the Next Generation Science Standards. One real limitation of the piece is that I'm only familiar with California's existing science content standards.Show More Summary
Here are some posts I came across over the weekend you might have missed: Teenage sleep patterns: Why school should start later. - Slate Magazine ow.ly/kvsC7 Dan Koretz, Reporters Roundtable on High Stakes Testing (Audio) ow.ly/kvs1t...Show More Summary
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy NBC News: "Carla Hale, the longtime teacher at Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus Ohio says she was fired from her job after her lesbian partner’s name was listed in her mother's newspaper obituary."
30 Years On, Educators Still Divided On Scathing Schools Report NPR: But Ron Wolk, who had just started the publication Education Week, says the report had a fatal flaw: It pretty much ignored the plight of poor, minority kids. "It kind...Show More Summary
Don't like test prep even if it's fun? Maybe you'll like that the rap includes an anti-capitalism section. D.C. teacher excites students for CAS with music video Washington Post
CPS secret clout list After a FOIA and a year's delay, Chicago Public Radio has unearthed the infamous "clout list" from the Arne Duncan era in Chicago -- highly redacted but revealing the process through which VIPs sought to get their own or their friends' kids into selective schools.