Smart Culture: Reversing the Dumbing of America
How do we help Americans value education more broadly? One thing we know--dinner conversations still matter.
Reversing Generational Poverty
Courtland MIlloy writes for the Washington Post that, despite DC Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s (EEP board member) tough road to reform, her commitment for equal education for all is inspiring. Milloy comments on a commentary written by Rhee, in which she wrote, "I believe we can solve the problems of urban education in our lifetimes and actualize education's power to reverse generational poverty."
Bill Phillips: President, New York Charter Schools Assoc
Bill Phillips, President of the New York Charter Schools Association says NYC stripping authorization powers away "isn't quite the problem it is made out to be," and that SED authorizing will improve with the installation of Sally Bachofer.
Maximize Ed to Fulfill Every Student Need
Patrick Riccards, a guest blogger from the eduflack blog, tells us that Chicago Public Schools gives us a great example of making school an adaptable and flexible environment that matches every student's need with an appropriate offering. The result is achievement.
Beth Anderson & Sarah Miller: Phoenix Charter Academy
Beth Anderson, Executive Director, and Sarah Miller, Dean of Student and Family Support, share more of the school's story, strategies, and challenges with Chad Sansing in the following interview.
The Gap Grows
Black, Hispanic and poor children are catching up to Asian and White classmates in Texas. Click to read more daily news updates about education reform.
The Black Boy Crisis
Where's the outrage? Bob Herbert rings the bell on the black boy crisis in America. Good new schools are best antidote we've found.
The Podesta Strikes Back
John Podesta writes in the Washington Post: “Many progressives -- including Janet Murguía, president of the National Council of La Raza, and Michael Lomax, president of the United Negro College Fund -- support a hard-nosed approach to reforming schools. So do many conservatives."
Governors Advance Digital Learning Evolution
Former Governors Bob Wise and Jeb Bush have formed the Digital Learning Council to develop a set of best practices to address issues in American education such as equity, security, classroom tech and digital content.
Governor Bush: Oklahoma Can Follow Florida's Lead
Oklahoma and Florida may soon have more in common than having a panhandle, when it comes to education reform. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has recommended an education overhaul in Oklahoma, holding Florida up as a model for combating illiteracy and boosting achievement, according to EdWeek.