- GOP blasts Obama’s proposed budget plan
Criticism of Obama's increase in ed spending and in other domestic areas dominates. Would like to hear more specific criticism on ed package than just too much money.
Feb 14, 3:34 PM:
- Obama requests $4.5 billion increase for education in 2012
Outlining what the president wants education's budget to be, complete with puffy PR, without telling the public what steps are likely to occur leaves the reader feeling like it's a done deal. Granted, this is an annual event and >
Feb 14, 3:30 PM:
- Reform requires political will
List of reform ideas to transform K-12 ed. Usual suspects of ending tenure, choice, parent trigger. Bonus points for holding principals accountable & tying them into performance bonuses, too
Feb 14, 1:27 PM:
- Education reform, reaching Ohio's at-risk students are main goals of Race to the Top program | cleveland.com
Hechinger Report and Education Writers Association examination of federal stimulus package, with OH details on Race to the Top. Too-strong strings attached cause some schools to back out. More info on strings & if schools think >
Feb 14, 12:40 PM:
- Give families another school choice
Calls for cap on "fiery rhetoric" to attack vouchers & uses U of Chicago study of FL schools to illuminate how kids from low-income homes helped & improve academically. Sane commentary on Ind. voucher bill. >
Feb 14, 12:05 PM:
- Editorial: Not just for rich kids
Congress should reinstate DC voucher program. Taps into too many old arguements. Want to know more about why DC Opportunity Scholarship Program was a success, particularly how students benefited.
Feb 14, 11:43 AM:
- ?Star? educator Michelle Rhee sparks debate in Florida
Former DC Schools Chancellor counsels lawmakers in various states on getting rid of ineffective teachers. Praise abounds but opponents are miffed. Her impact on the actions of the states she is visiting would be helpful to know. >
Feb 14, 11:35 AM:
- Elementary kids most expelled over fake guns
Proposed bill would ban the sale of toy guns to minors—but since parents would still be able to buy for kids, it'd be good to hear more about the gnarly issue of how to communicate any ban on fake guns to parents. >
Feb 14, 11:10 AM:
- Schools brace for halt in funds
Investigative reporting of $100 billion in stimulus funding and how it was spent, continues. Loophole let states use funds intended for education on balancing budgets. Explains the stimulus as shoring up existing problems without >
Feb 14, 10:01 AM:
- Mississippi Sen. Cochran to help rewrite No Child Left Behind education law
MS Sen. joins Rural Education Caucus to promote needs of districts for rewrite of No Child Left Behind. You don't report on effects of federal law thus far -- can't tell how touted changes will substantially benefit rural >
Feb 14, 9:15 AM:
- School-stimulus benefit may be short-lived
News organizations nationwide along with Hechinger Report and Education Writers Association collaborate to uncover looming difficulties in changing ed bureacracy for long-term impact. Up next, we hope: Revealing solutions that >
Feb 13, 1:13 PM:
- State officials pursue private support for public school reform initiatives
Race to Top funds no more for Ill., so state seeks private $$s to fund initiatives. Money equated with caring. Need to question if programs hit the mark rather than accept it as at quote's value.
Feb 13, 12:39 PM:
- Minorities falling at elite high schools
Low admission rate for black & Hispanic kids to NYC's competitive HS is downward trend. Dig deeper to discover why officials don't release success rate of middle school test-prep, what's being done in earlier grades and the entry >
Feb 13, 10:11 AM:
- Adams: Mother indicted for Parenting While Black
Much-publicized case covered given a new spin; that it's about being black. Woman treated as a criminal for seeking what "whites have taken for granted," i.e., good schools. But what other options are or should be available to >
Feb 11, 10:52 AM:
- Daniels: I'd have the cash, credentials for campaign
Ind. Gov. Daniels primes for the 2012 presidential race, citing calls from business and community leaders. He's a strong charters supporter in Indiana, but what will be his national policy?
Feb 11, 10:06 AM:
- Educating our Children: Students Switching to Charter Schools
Growth in charter schools causes more students to switch over. Success is attributed to ability to innovate, change quickly, hold high expectations/accountability. Next step: Look at what's holding back public schools from doing >
Feb 11, 8:22 AM:
- California high schoolers do better and take more AP exams
Cal. AP participation is up, but wide gap persists with minority kids. Some schools better than others, but no attempt is made to qualify and quantify where success is, or why.
Feb 10, 1:09 PM:
- Scott's Budget Includes Education Cuts - First News Story - WKMG Orlando
Rick Scott recants on a promise and slashes education funds. While this is a tough choice, and schools face tough times, there is much more to education than money. How do other systems do more with less?
It's time for reporters >
Feb 10, 12:30 PM:
- Demand for Chinese teachers high in Oregon
Virtual Education Center offers Oregon students Chinese language instruction and contracts are being signed by state officials to bring in native speakers. But it's just a supplement. What next?
There is a nationwide focus >
Feb 10, 12:10 PM:
- Boyertown school board does not sign on to cyber program with BCIU (219)
Boyertown school board explores option of a cyber charter school. No details on what a cyber charter school is, or why and how it would provide a good choice here.
Feb 10, 12:01 PM: