Tensions over the Common Core in Louisiana erupted into an intramural battle Wednesday as Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) declared he was withdrawing his state from the national education standards while the state’s top education officials insisted Louisiana would keep them.Read full article >>
President Obama invited dozens of tinkerers, inventors and entrepreneurs to show off their creations at the White House Wednesday during its first-ever Maker Faire.
Obama said he hopes to “inspire a new wave of innovation” among Americans that can bring new jobs and new industries that will help rebuild the nation’s economy.Read full article >>
On Tuesday afternoon, Hayfield Secondary senior Derek Kominars received his diploma, a feat that almost never happened.
At a candlelight vigil the night before, Kominars credited his success to former principal David Tremaine, who died Monday after a three-year struggle with colon cancer. Tremaine, 49, joined Hayfield in 2010, and Tuesday’s graduating class was made up of the freshmen from his first year as principal. One of them was Kominars.Read full article >>
In a recent New Yorker piece, my former Washington Post colleague Dale Russakoff exposed the realities of big-money school reform. She described, in depressing detail, how the $100 million donated by Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg to transform public education in Newark was sucked into the vortex of that troubled school system, leaving few traces of improvement.Read full article >>