Karen Effrem: The House Appropriations Committee took some very commendable action in with regard to the education budget in general and some important specifics.
The Michigan Legislature is on the verge of passing what is poised to be the strongest anti-Common Core bill to date, but progress seems to be stalled.
In February 2013, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology released a draft of Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century. To many who were aware of this report, it was alarming and controversial. In the summary of this report it says. “There is a growing movement […]
Mary Byrne with Jane Robbins release a new paper on ESSA: “The Patience, Privacy, Power, Politics, and Pensions Behind the Every Student Succeeds Act.”
The arguments made by establishment proponents of Race to the Top and Common Core, including some presidential candidates continue to implode.
The Arkansas News Bureau reports that a fight is brewing in Little Rock over the Common Core State Standards. Last year there was a resolution introduced State Representative Randy Alexander (R-Fayettevile) in the Arkansas House – HR 1007 along with a companion piece of legislation introduced in the Arkansas Senate State Senator Gary Stubblefield (R-Branch) – SR 4. […]
Resounding Books officially announced publication of Common Ground on Common Core an 18-essay volume from twenty top education experts and activists.
If you missed last night’s webcast hosted by Family Research Council the archive is up. Guests included Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.), Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Dr. Sandra Stotsky of the University of Arkansas; Jane Robbins, Esq. of the American Principles Project; Dr. Neal McCluskey of the CATO Institute; and Will Estrada, Esq. of the Home […]
The Republican National Committee passed two resolutions concerning education during their summer meeting. The first deals with the rewrite of the AP U.S. History framework. This was sponsored by Tamara Scott, National Committeewoman from Iowa, and was written with the help of Jane Robbins from American Principles Project. It had six co-sponsors and it passed […]
The Heritage Foundation, Women on the Wall, Eagle Forum, and Voices Empower are co-sponsoring a conference in Austin, TX on June 20-21 called #CaniSee The Solution. It is meant to be a counter-event to the PTA national convention being held in Austin on June 19th-22nd who has invited U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to keynote. […]