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 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.
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, 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.
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."
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.