Tips to get into your Dream College

Tips to get into your Dream College

There’s no magic formula for getting into a selective college, but over a decade covering admissions for The Chronicle of Higher Education, I’ve picked up a thing or two. These takeaways, based More »


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Amid Walkouts, Charter Fight, Kentucky Chief Forced to Resign – Education Week

Kentucky education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt, a former science teacher who led the state through an upending of its school accountability system, dramatic budget cuts, and teacher walkouts over pensions, abruptly resigned under pressure last week. Source: New feed

A Believer Still, Bush Stands Tall On NCLB Law – Education Week

The federal law he championed has been replaced by a measure touted as more flexible and fairer to schools, but former President George W. Bush sees clear reasons to stand up for the No Child Left Behind Act. Source: New

U.S. Department of Education Releases 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection

Washington — The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today released the 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). This data, which is self-reported by 17,300 public school districts and 96,400 public schools and educational programs, is collected

Are We Asking Too Much Of Our Schools? – Peter DeWitt's Finding Common Ground – Education Week

This is the boiling point for schools, and we need to do more than just pay attention…we need to take action as well. Are we asking too much of our schools? Source: New feed

An Interview With DeVos' New Special Ed. Chief – Education Week

Johnny Collett’s selection to oversee special education for the U.S. Department of Education was a rare point of agreement between the Trump administration and the disability-advocacy community. Source: New feed

Alabama Board Taps Superintendents' Group Leader As Next State Chief – State EdWatch – Education Week

The state’s last superintendent resigned under pressure after he attempted to take over Montgomery’s school system and figure out a way to grade the state’s schools. Source: New feed

Learning From the Nursing Profession in the New Teacher Strike Era – Top Performers – Education Week

As teacher strikes sweep the nation, Marc Tucker compares the trajectory of teaching to that of the nursing profession, one of high standards of entry and rigorous preparation. Source: New feed

Ed. Dept. Policing ESSA Rules on Portfolio Assessments for Students With Disabilities – On Special Education – Education Week

The Every Student Succeeds Act says that portfolios, or collections of student work, can only be part of how a student is assessed for accountability purposes. Source: New feed

What NAEP Scores Aren't Telling Us – Education Week

It’s time to elevate family structure as an influential factor in academic success, argues Fordham Institute fellow Ian Rowe. Source: New feed