A daily dose of education news around the nation – just in time for a little mid-day break!
Change agent: A profile of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. (Christian Science Monitor)
Improving assessments: The U.S. Department of Education awarded $330 million to two state-coalitions to design new assessment systems aligned with the Common Core Standards. (Education Week)
Teacher effectiveness: How to measure it? Read a June 2010 report from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation here.
Parent participation: Should parents be punished when their kids are chronically truant? (Sacramento Bee)
School incentives: How to get kids to go to school? Pay the parents. (St. Louis Today)
Teacher training: Just shy of Teach For America’s 20th anniversary, founder Wendy Kopp reflects on the past and looks toward the future. (The Wall Street Journal)