Remember, application deadline for the Bellwether blogging seminar is July 9th. It’s free, but more applicants than slots so get yours in asap.
The National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education is ramping up for a summer session in Chicago again this year. Teachers who went through it last year loved it and if you’re looking to learn about a cool program that isn’t a household name – this is it.
There was some chuckling when the American Federation of Teachers partnered with an overseas corporation to launch its lesson sharing site (outsourcing, privatization, corporate, private equity all in one deal!). But turns out there is more…Rupert Murdoch connections and some lockouts and labor strife as well.
Over the weekend a federal court invalidated part of the Department of Education’s “gainful employment” rule.* In the last Education Insider survey 72 percent of policy insiders believed that a Romney win would mean a revisiting of this rule. Looks like an Obama win could mean the same…Speaking of Insider, more on the deck via Huff Post.
All those desks on the National Mall? Richard Whitmire says they point to the Oval Office.
*Update: Dep’t responds here.