Vander Hart: Tweaking the feedback process for state accountability plans required under ESSA is not enough. Secretary Betsy DeVos can approve them all.
In the 17 state accountability plans submitted to the U.S. Department of Education few highlight the Common Core, but not because it has disappeared.
Shane Vander Hart: The Trump Administration can give lip service to local control, or they actually can respect it and allow Alabama to proceed with a new test.
Who will President-Elect Donald Trump appoint as his Secretary for Education? Shane Vander Hart looks at the speculated short list.
Alyson Klein reported on U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s recent remarks at the National Press Club. First thing to note, apparently tea party activists are dumb and evil-hearted: Duncan also challenged moderate Republicans to stand up to tea party conservatives on the budget and other issues. "There are plenty of smart, good-hearted Republicans," he said. […]
Alyson Klein asks what would a second Obama term look like for education? Oh my… do we really have to go there? She points out what the Obama campaign said a campaign brochure that was released on Tuesday: Cutting tuition growth in half over the next ten years; recruiting and preparing at least 100,000 new […]