Education: A Golden Age

“The education sector’s structure and policies will change more in the next 3 years than they changed in the last 2,500 years”

Ed in ’08

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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=axlS9ALgtlUg

The Washington-based organization, led by former Democratic Governor Roy Romer of Colorado, wants the next president to rally support for learning standards, increased pay and training for teachers, and longer class days and school years. It says those ideas would improve access to high-quality education, boost economic vitality and reduce the number of U.S. high school dropouts from 1.2 million a year.

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2008/01/3 Posted by | Policy, US | Leave a comment

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS RECEIVES $11 MILLION IN GRANTS

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http://www.publiccharters.org/UserFiles/File/Grant%20Release%20Final%2012-3.pdf

“Three major national philanthropies have awarded the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools a total of $11 million to forward the organization’s work of ensuring that high quality public education options are available to families who need them the most.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded the Alliance $5.5 million, the Doris & Donald Fisher Fund $3.4 million, and the Walton Family Foundation $2.1 million, each over three years, to advance the Alliance’s efforts to build the infrastructure needed to support high-performing charter schools, communicate the successes of quality charters to families and policymakers, and to develop sound policy environments to nurture school quality and growth.”

2008/01/3 Posted by | Charter schools, US | Leave a comment

Geoffrey Canada of Harlem Children’s Zone on Charlie Rose

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http://www.stager.org/blog/2008/01/charlie-rose-lobotomized-by-education.html

2008/01/3 Posted by | Charter schools, Performance - school, Performance - teacher, Performance pay, Unions, US, Vouchers | Leave a comment