The Future Of America is Nonwhite, But Are Our Schools Ready? Good Work At Goodwill, Must-Read Leondhart On College Diversity, Charter Snubs In Massachusetts, Pension Problems Everywhere, Billionaires And Advocacy, ESSA Debate, Sorta Fish, More!

It’s Friday, and again no fish pictures! There are some in the queue but it’s been busy around here. One link at the bottom and whiskey/education/congress expert Kevin Kosar goes fishing all the time. If you’re going to come after Chad Aldeman, especially on pension policy, get your facts straight first. Underneath the current craziness, I […]

STEM, SCOTUS Special Ed Dissents, Charter Growth, Discipline With Cami Anderson, Remediation With Checker Finn, Hockey Dog! Plus More!

I talked with Ron Ottinger of STEM Next about STEM, equity, and what he wants to see happen. Non-discriminatory laws are key to a dynamic business climate these days – but so are great public schools and some choice for parents amongst them. The Richmond Times-Dispatch makes that point in relation to the veto of […]

Smith Honored, Rhames Vouches, Moskowitz Talks, Plus More On Schools And Immigration, KIPP – UFT Lawsuit, Betsy Arons Says Ditch The NY Test, Good Stories And More!

It’s Friday and Kevin Kosar caught a trout, but you have to go to Twitter to see it. Scroll down this page for several edujobs that are open now. UNC honors Preston Smith and their magazine talks with him. Marilyn Rhames on the pro-voucher reality for a lot of parents. Yesterday I mentioned the unique and tacit […]

Transgender Guidance And the Administrative State, Pensions, DeVos, And Personalized Learning On The March, Voucher Goal Posts, Flores’ Campaign, And Did Education Activists Go To The Mat On The Wrong Trump Official? Happy Birthday Smith – Hughes. Susan Tedeschi Education Trivia Contest! And Much More!

The Smith – Hughes Act turned 100 yesterday. Happy birthday! I wrote a short primer yesterday for USN looking at the transgender bathroom guidance issue. Its immediate practical impact is pretty muted but the signal it sends about the White House direction is a big deal. This week I also took a look at public lands, […]

Thank You Guestbloggers!

Big thanks to Ari Rozman, Tim Daly, and David Keeling from EdNavigator, Kira Orange Jones of Teach For America and the Louisiana Board of Education,  Kevin Kosar of the R Street Institute, Derrell Bradford of NYCAN and Alex Hernandez of the Charter School Growth Fund for some great guestblogging during August. You can scroll through to read their stuff you missed it […]

More on School Lunches; #PorgyPorn; DC Teacher Union Heads Denounce Walmart for Helping Teachers; Feds Expand Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships

This guest blogpost is by Kevin Kosar, author of Failing Grades: The Federal Politics of Education, who edits the Federal Education Policy History website and is a senior fellow at the R Street Institute. On Tuesday, I wrote about the school lunch program. What I did not mention is that status of the program’s reform. […]

Coming Attractions

I am taking August away from the blog but you will be in great hands with some terrific guestbloggers, here’s the line-up: Week of August 1st: Ari Rozman, Tim Daly, and David Keeling from EdNavigator Week of August 8th: Kira Orange Jones of Teach For America and the Louisiana Board of Education. Week of August […]

Bellwether And The 74 Live Blogging The Conventions, More Dem Platform News, Education’s Mirth Problem, Fish, McWhorter On Policy, Rosenwald Schools, Rhames on Violence, Pay For Success, And What Are They Doing In Wisconsin Right Now? Plus Bear And Health Care News!

Bellwether and The 74 are teaming up to live blog the conventions, starts now. Let’s talk about education! Also look for a very cool project release from Bellwether on Monday. It’s Friday, but no fish pics today. Instead, Kevin Kosar who battles with Bellwether’s Alison Fuller for the mayor of fish porn title has launched […]

Posted on Jul 15, 2016 @ 10:36am