July 30, 2010 04:04 pm
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All4Ed Starts Major Initiative to Ensure Science of Adolescent Learning Drives Critical Secondary Education Decisions
This week we released a report that is the start of a major initiative for the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) to ensure that critical education decisions are driven by science. Working with colleagues, I authored Synapses, Students, and Synergies: Applying the Science of Adolescent Learning to Policy and Practice to point out the major opportunities that exist in the next few years and also urge new ways to work together to maximize impact.
Science of Adolescent Learning
July 30, 2010 04:04 pm
July 29, 2010 03:37 pm
The Boston Globe editorial staff questions some change-ups in the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
A The Denver Post editorial speculates on Race to the Top winners and writes that Colorado, “is on strong footing to be one of the dozen or so states that walk away with cash in September.”
July 28, 2010 09:30 pm
During the program, Wise discussed the crowded congressional calendar, but stressed that the American public wants Congress to improve the quality of public high schools through the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as No Child Left Behind.
July 28, 2010 04:15 pm
A flurry of stories today on state’s reactions to the announcement of the Race to the Top finalists. The Christian Science Monitor points out that, “Perhaps the biggest surprise on that list is Arizona, which, in Round 1 of the competition, finished 40th out of 41 applicants.”
July 27, 2010 08:27 pm
In a speech at the National Press Club this afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that nineteen finalists remain to compete for the $3.4 billion available in the second round of the Race to the Top program. A total of thirty-five states and the District of Columbia applied for the second round of the competition and the winners are expected to be announced in September.
The finalists include Arizona, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and South Carolina.
July 27, 2010 05:55 pm
The Department of Education announced today that 19 states have been named finalists for more than $3 billion available in the second round of funding in the Race to the Top program. The 19 finalists are: Arizona, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and South Carolina.
July 26, 2010 08:53 pm
A few weeks ago, the Alliance released a bipartisan national public opinion poll on the need for immediate education reform. Among other things, the poll found that improving the quality of public high schools through the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is a voting issue for over eight in ten voters. Several outlets picked up on the results including the Medill News Service, the Florida Times-Union, and EduFlak.
July 26, 2010 04:26 pm
July 23, 2010 07:17 pm
In a National Journal cover story, Ronald Brownstein writes about “two of the biggest demographic trends reshaping the nation in the 21st century”–the nonwhite population of young people and the overwhelmingly white older generation, or, as he calls them, the gray and the brown.
July 23, 2010 04:23 pm
According to the College Board, the United States has dropped back from first place to twelfth place among 36 other developed nations in the number of 25- to 34 year olds with college degrees.
Summer break is no longer a luxury that American school children can afford, according to a recent story in TIME Magazine.