Education Organizations

An Interview with Kate Schrauth: What Could You Be with a Mentor?”

Wednesday, Dec, 22 at 6:03 pm,

Michael F. Shaughnessy – In 1990, I co-founded Artists for Humanity in Boston and worked with middle and high school students in an art and entrepreneurship program. We discovered very quickly that young people are tremendously capable of making good decisions for themselves …

U.S. Department of Education and Partners to Convene World’s Education Leaders for Summit on Teaching Profession in March 2011

Friday, Dec, 17 at 1:28 pm,

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will join leaders from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Education International (EI), together with the National Education Association (NEA), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the Asia Society and public broadcaster WNET, to host an International Summit on the Teaching Profession in New York City, March 16-17, 2011.

NSBA Questions Federal Guidance on Bullying

Thursday, Dec, 16 at 11:13 am,

The National School Boards Association is asking the U.S. Department of Education to reconsider some of its recent guidance to schools on bullying, saying it could "invite misguided litigation."

Nonprofit Education Management Organizations (EMOs) continue to enjoy steady growth

Wednesday, Dec, 15 at 12:00 pm,

BOULDER, CO and KALAMAZOO, MI (December 15, 2010) – The world of school management companies is changing. While the growth of for-profit education management organizations has, for the past several years, been slow, their nonprofit counterparts show sustained and steady growth, a study by researchers at Western Michigan University (WMU) has found ( http://nepc.colorado.edu/publication/EMO-NP-09-10). EMOs now operate more than 30 percent of the nation's charter schools.

ASK STUDENTS

Sunday, Dec, 12 at 12:30 pm,

Will Fitzhugh – Newsweek reports this week on Michelle Rhee’s new project StudentsFirst, but I have been thinking a lot lately about the fact that, while our High School students have spent some 12,960 hours observing teachers [6 hours x 180 days x 12 years] and giving at least some of their attention to other aspects of school reform that affect them, no one seems to show any interest in actually talking with them to discover what they have learned.

MICHELLE RHEE LAUNCHES NATIONAL EDUCATION REFORM MOVEMENT

Monday, Dec, 06 at 3:52 pm,

Washington, DC – “Education should be about the students. Their needs should come before the demands of special interests and big bureaucracies,” said Ms. Rhee. “StudentsFirst will work on behalf of the children, not the adults.

Not all districts "Race to the Top"

Wednesday, Nov, 24 at 10:32 pm,

Michael Jonas – One-third of Massachusetts school districts opted out of the federal initiative – and forfeited the money that comes with it

Education: Can Just Anyone Do It?

Saturday, Nov, 20 at 12:59 pm,

Ron Issac – "If" is a mighty big word. It is loaded with risks and possibilities. And consequences. Everything depends on it.

Black Students’ Proficiency: Cutting to the Chase

Tuesday, Nov, 16 at 2:47 am,

John Jensen, Ph.D. – Due out Tuesday from the Council of the Great City Schools is this year’s National Assessment for Educational Progress. It‘s expected to indicate that black youths’ academic proficiency–especially boys–lags severely. I’d like to suggest a few points to consider in the discussion of the report:

PEREMPTORY CHALLENGES

Monday, Nov, 15 at 7:53 pm,

Will Fitzhugh – The conductor pauses, waiting for the coughing to die down before he raises his baton. The surgeon looks over her team, making sure all are in place and ready to work, before she makes the first incision. The prosecuting attorney pauses to study the jury for a little while before making his opening statement.

America Elects Education Reformers as Governors

Thursday, Nov, 04 at 11:35 pm,

WASHINGTON, DC – Overwhelmingly, voters in 30 states on Tuesday elected state leaders who demonstrate true support for education reforms such as charter schools, school choice and performance pay for teachers, according to an analysis by The Center for Education Reform.

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