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Jeb Bush: Remarkable bi-partisan convergence of opinion

In EdReform on November 26, 2012 at 9:07 am

By: Jeb Bush

It has been rewarding to watch education reform grow from a small movement in a handful of states to a national priority that takes in all states. I am particularly proud of the role played by the Foundation for Excellence in Education in promoting student-driven policy reforms. Read the rest of this entry »

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Complete Agenda Released for the 2012 National Summit on Education Reform

In EdReform on November 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm

WASHINGTON – The Foundation for Excellence in Education today announced its final general and strategy sessions for the fifth annual Excellence in Action National Summit on Education Reform at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC, Nov. 27-28.  Read the rest of this entry »

Arne Duncan to Give Keynote at the 2012 National Summit on Education Reform

In EdReform on November 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm

WASHINGTON – The Foundation for Excellence in Education today announced U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver a breakfast keynote address for the fifth annual Excellence in Action National Summit on Education Reform. This keynote will take place at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC, Nov. 28. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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 »

An Introduction

In EdReform on September 20, 2012 at 6:30 am

By Mike Thomas

Welcome to the EdFly Blog.

My presence here is the result of a mental journey that began more than 10 years ago.  At the time I was a newspaper columnist and skeptical of most everything linked to Republicans, including then Gov. Jeb Bush and his overhaul of public education. Read the rest of this entry »