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Obama Administration Says Education Bill Is 'A Major Step Backwards'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Monday it cannot support either the Senate or the House versions of bills being considered this week to update the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law. 366 more words

National News

Colorado schools outpacing Utah, Utah Foundation reports

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah schools used to outperform schools in Colorado, but that has been changing dramatically.

“Back in the 90s Utah was ahead of Colorado on the four main national tests. 154 more words

News

Newark Residents Should Select Their Own Next Superintendent

A group of New Jersey public education supporters crafted this letter to encourage the New Jersey State Board of Education not to rubber stamp Governor-and-Presidential-hopeful Chris Christie’s choice to replace outgoing Newark Superintendent of Schools Cami Anderson. 1,376 more words

The Heart of Our Democracy

Education is the focus of my professional life. My ideas about education – what it is and what is should be – have evolved.  Formal education, as in public schools, colleges, and graduate schools, is under constant revision in our democracy. 405 more words

Childhood

HISTORY IS BEING MADE at #NEARA15. Fred Klonsky from The Land of Lincoln...

Fred Klonsky at the #NEARA15 presented his bill approved by the IEA to all 10,000 delegates.

HISTORY IS BEING MADE.

“The Illinois delegation voted support for my NBI 11. 126 more words

Fairness

The Current “Crises” in Higher Education

In an op-ed published by the Providence Journal in Rhode Island, James Baar identifies “Four Crises That Dog Higher Education”:

1. Inflation of product cost. 1,293 more words

Faculty

debneill reblogged this on History Chick in AZ and commented:

In this post Dr. Kich exposes the flaws in the assumptions about higher ed as presented by James Baar. It also serves as a critique of some of these same assumptions that are often passed off as fact in the media.

All School Children Need Civics Education for a Strong USA

The other day my son was practicing his guitar playing with a new music book and came upon Samuel Francis Smith’s “America (My Country, ’Tis of Thee),” you know the 1832 patriotic song that is not “America the Beautiful” and whose melody is the same as England’s “God Save the Queen”? 585 more words

Public Education