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 »


Surprise W.Va. Teachers Strike Emboldens Labor Activists Elsewhere – Education Week

In states including Arizona, Kentucky, and Oklahoma, teachers turn up the heat in their quest for pay raises, even threatening electoral consequences if lawmakers fail to come through. Source: New feed

Nebraska to use new computer-adaptive tests – Education Week

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Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on FY19 Budget

Chairman Cole, Ranking Member DeLauro and Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for the Department of Education. This budget sharpens and hones the focus of our mission:

Secretary DeVos Releases Restart Funding Application for Disaster Impacted Students, Schools

Today, Secretary DeVos released the application for state educational agencies (SEAs) to apply for initial funding under the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations (Restart) program. Source: New feed

Michigan State Superintendent Takes Sick Leave After Cancer Diagnosis – State EdWatch – Education Week

Brian Whiston since 2015 has led the state’s education department while it put together its plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act and took control of the state’s school takeover district. Source: New feed

A Continued Defense of Evidence in Education Policymaking – Rick Hess Straight Up – Education Week

Katharine Strunk and Josh Cowen close out a week of guest blogging by making the case that research matters in education policymaking. Source: New feed

Students Use Self-Directed Learning to Serve Their Community, One Foot at a Time

Surrounded by farm fields in rural Arkansas, Abby Simmons, Matthew Cook and Darshan Patel, 8th grade students at Armorel High School, completed a community based project that garnered national media attenti Source: New feed

Were Teacher Evaluation Reforms a Net Positive or Net Negative? – Rick Hess Straight Up – Education Week

Today, Brown University’s Matthew Kraft guest blogs about teacher evaluation reforms and some of the positive and negative consequences of these reforms on our nation’s schools. Source: New feed

Secretary DeVos Announces New Support for Wildfire Impacted Schools in California

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today new federal assistance for students and schools impacted by the October 2017 California wildfires. The California Department of Education will receive $2 million in Project SERV funds to aid in their recovery

Spotlight on Literacy Instruction (2018) – Education Week

Rural schools are tackling unique challenges to provide a quality education to their students. In this Spotlight, see how schools are expanding access to hard-to-staff courses, building up talented teacher workforces, and developing place-based lessons to reach promising students. Source: