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- Mitchell Chester, commissioner of elementary and secondary education, has died of cancer
- > Jun 28, 8:06 AM: Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester, who ramped up oversight of the state’s public schools and moved the paper-and-pencil MCAS tests into cyberspace, died early Tuesday after battling cancer. He was
- The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools
- > Jun 6, 7:37 AM: In the space of just a few years, technology giants have begun remaking the very nature of schooling on a vast scale, using some of the same techniques that have made their companies linchpins of the American economy. Through their
- State school board chair: Lawmakers should not ‘have a beef with us’
- Jan 16, 6:16 AM: Then, last month, lawmakers passed a bill taking away power from the state board and giving it to newly elected Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson.
- U.S. government has ‘dismally failed’ to educate Native American children, lawsuit alleges
The federal government has repeatedly acknowledged and even lamented its failure to provide adequate education for Native American children. Now, nine Native children are taking to the courts to force Washington to take action. >
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- District’s charter and traditional school principals to work together to solve problems
- > Jan 13, 7:20 AM: Beginning this month, 10 D.C. Public Schools principals and 10 charter school principals will immerse themselves in a graduate training program that will teach them how to navigate the complexities of running an urban school. The
- In Oklahoma education, new year brings same challenges
- Jan 3, 6:55 AM: President-elect Donald Trump named Betsy DeVos as his pick for U.S. education secretary, a move some school choice advocates in Oklahoma view as an opening for expanded school voucher programs across the country.
- Judge temporarily blocks law shifting power from NC education board
- Dec 30, 8:04 AM: A Superior Court judge issued a temporary restraining order Thursday to prevent a new law from taking effect Sunday that would strip various powers from the State Board of Education.
- Edtech Networking Conference Wraps Up Year (CER in the news)
- > Dec 21, 8:12 AM: The last edtech conference of the year kicked off with a series of reflections by some well-known edtech pundits on the challenges and opportunities at the intersection of education and technology, including around how to assess
- How the GOP’s Sweep in the States Will Shape America’s Schools (CER in the news)
- Nov 22, 8:07 AM: Many eyes have been on Trump Tower as the president-elect and his transition team have started to select key cabinet positions.
- Elissa Kim appointed to Tennessee Board of Education
- > Nov 11, 7:15 AM: Kim's appointment will bring another pro-charter member to a board that oversees district charter school appeals statewide. Wendy Tucker, Williamson County resident and co-CEO of Nashville-based nonprofit Project Renaissance, has
- Colorado teachers union, reform groups find common ground on shifting political power on state board
- > Oct 19, 7:00 AM: Two of Colorado’s largest education interest groups — often on opposite sides of thorny debates such as the roles of charter schools and teacher evaluations — have found a common interest this election in supporting a Democrat for
- Superior Court Judge Raises Profile With Divisive Education Reform Ruling
- Sep 19, 5:20 AM: Now, with virtually no experience in education and just three years on the bench, he has positioned himself as the lone savior of Connecticut's public school children.
- Supreme Court has a week to decide on appeal request
- Sep 16, 5:01 AM: One way or the other, the state Supreme Court was bound to make the ultimate decision on whether a lower-court judge overstepped his authority by ordering sweeping changes to Connecticut’s public education system.
- State BOE hires state superintendent amid concerns
- Sep 9, 6:16 AM: The State Board of Education voted 7-2 on Thursday to approve a contract with new state Superintendent Michael Sentance, but not before concerns about Sentance and the selection process were discussed.
- State justices question how to compel state in McCleary school-funding ruling
- > Sep 8, 5:58 AM: In the hearing, which lasted more than an hour, the nine justices seemed preoccupied with whether punishing the state any further would succeed in prodding legislators to finally tackle the remaining aspects of fully funding
- Can growing school board opposition torpedo state takeover of schools?
- > Sep 8, 5:21 AM: While local school superintendents seem to be sitting out the fight against Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed constitutional amendment for an Opportunity School District, more school boards are declaring their opposition, including
- Judge, Citing Inequality, Orders Connecticut to Overhaul Its School System
- > Sep 8, 4:55 AM: In a decision that could fundamentally reshape public education in Connecticut, the state was ordered on Wednesday to make changes in everything from how schools are financed to which students are eligible to graduate from high
- Why do kids go to school? Americans are divided on the answer, a new poll shows.
- > Aug 30, 7:16 AM: What is school for? A new poll released Monday night shows that Americans are divided on the issue. And in an era when public education has been under attack, most public school parents still think highly of their children’s
- How Education Reform Lost Its Mojo (CER in the news)
- > Aug 25, 7:41 AM: It's been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad summer for education reform. After many years of bipartisan support, key elements of the reform agenda – higher standards, better teachers, test-based accountability, parental
- Conservative education groups team up to form Texas Aspires
- Aug 19, 7:47 AM: Two conservative advocacy groups are teaming up to form a new nonprofit that will push for improving public education in Texas through initiatives like expanding online learning and charter schools.
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