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John Podesta to Give Keynote at the 2012 National Summit on Education Reform

In EdReform on November 14, 2012 at 9:06 pm

WASHINGTON – The Foundation for Excellence in Education today announced that former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta will deliver a lunch keynote address for the fifth annual Excellence in Action National Summit on Education Reform, with Dr. Chester Finn, Jr., president of the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, moderating. This keynote will take place at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC, Nov. 27. Read the rest of this entry »

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Progress trumped by misguided ideology in Indiana

In EdReform on November 9, 2012 at 2:30 pm

By: Patricia Levesque

Reform champion Tony Bennett lost his bid for reelection as Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction on Tuesday to a coalition of reactionaries- the usual opponents of reform joined by conservative opponents of Common Core.

Honest people can and do disagree over the Common Core State Standards, but the sort of arguments against it seen repeated in the Indiana press can only be described as breathtakingly unsophisticated. I won’t go into detail regarding the fog of misperception fanned by Common Core opponents. Read the rest of this entry »

Virtual school a great school choice for us

In Digital Learning, School Choice on November 7, 2012 at 3:24 pm

By: Mike Thomas

My daughter is in history class while I’m sitting across the room from her writing this blog. We are in Orlando. Her teacher is in Tampa.

I have no idea where her classmates are. Read the rest of this entry »