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Mr. Duncan: Save the National Writing Project

Mr. Duncan: Save the National Writing Project

By on March 14, 2010

Dear Arne Duncan, The rumor on the winds that whispers through the halls is that funding for the National Writing Project will soon be threatened. I understand that the Obama administration is moving to consolidate expenses by merging a number

Obama’s Speech to the Schools (UPDATED)

Obama’s Speech to the Schools (UPDATED)

By on September 5, 2009

As we’ve all heard, President Obama is addressing the children of our schools on Tuesday, speaking about the value of education, and encouraging students to work hard. The White House has also included lesson plans that focus on listening comprehension

How to be an Ed Tech Advocate

How to be an Ed Tech Advocate

By on March 7, 2009

OK, guys.  So I got it from the horse’s mouth at CUE.  According to the ISTE Director of Governmental Affairs, No Child Left Behind is not going away.   In the weeks leading up to the election, the Obama administration

NewsHour with Jim Leher: Michelle Rhee

NewsHour with Jim Leher: Michelle Rhee

By on January 17, 2009

I recently watched John Merrow’s interview with Michelle Rhee on the NewsHour.  Michelle seems like a real mixed blessing for education. On one hand, she’s willing to clean house, and education does seriously need it.  On the other hand, however,

But what if the child does everything in their power to be “left behind?”

But what if the child does everything in their power to be “left behind?”

By on January 11, 2009

The Boston Globe is reporting that some students deliberately “shoot themselves in their own foot.”  Some of the reason is that trying hard is frightening.  Now, don’t get all uppity.  Let’s face it; even the most mature of adults may

The Carnival in in town!

The Carnival in in town!

By on November 14, 2008

Welcome, citizens to the Carnival of Education #197.  The transition should be smooth…Enjoy.

Where were you when…?

Where were you when…?

By on November 5, 2008

Man walked on the moon.  JFK assassination.  Shuttle explosion.  9/11.  Obama elected president.  Where were you when history was made last night? Clearly, not all of these rank quite as high as the memories from last night, but there are