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Weekly Roundup for October 14, 2011

Jess Tonn

The economy is on everyone’s minds these days. In The Washington Post, Marcus D. Pohlmann explains why school reform can’t ignore poverty’s toll, while Greg J. Duncan and Richard J. Murnane argu ... read more

21st Century Report Cards

Jess Tonn

This design contest by GOOD got me thinking about how little information report cards actually report to kids and their families. Honestly, I get more data about my performance when I finish a Sc ... read more

A New Kind of Test Prep

Susan Brenna

Brooklyn Technical High School—Photo by limonada, on FlickrThe New York Times reports today on graduates of New York’s specialized high schools who have taken it upon themselves to tutor disadvant ... read more

Weekly Roundup for October 7, 2011

Jess Tonn

>      Richard Kessler reports that federal K-12 arts ed funding is on the chopping block again.>      But here’s one of the many reasons why ... read more

Syracuse is a STEM City

Saskia Traill

I spent the day with leaders in Syracuse discussing how to get more science, technology, engineering and math—STEM—into all kinds of expanded learning opportunities. It was a wonderfully diverse c ... read more

Waviers and Expanded Learning

Lucy Friedman

Education Sector is taking a look at the “fine print” on the Department of Education’s announcement about NCLB waivers this week and I was pleased to see that they chose the language affecting 2 ... read more

Heads Above the Rest

Charissa Fernandez

People continue to be skeptical about the capacity of community-based organizations—lead partners in our ExpandED Schools—to contribute to academic gains in struggling schools. But after visiting ... read more

Weekly Roundup for September 30, 2011

Jess Tonn

> Geoff Canada makes the case for a longer school day/year in The New York Times, but the responses by his fellow writers prove that there’s still Room for Debate.> Survey says: Chicago parent ... read more

Live From New York, It's Education Nation

Charissa Fernandez

Charissa Fernandez is TASC's Chief Operating Officer.Natalie Morales (right) moderates a panel featuring NYC Chancellor of Education Dennis Walcott and Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruct ... read more

Top 20 Tweets From #EducationNation

Jess Tonn

Like many of you, I spent a good part of Monday and Tuesday following Education Nation from the comfort of my desk chair. Kudos to NBC for bringing us all into the conversation via individual session ... read more


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