America’s Escalator and Mine: Community College

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By Jack Esslinger Washington Post’s recent headline caught my eye: “Community college students deserve better than they are getting.” I can testify. Like millions of students, I started my higher education at community college. While...

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Trump: And Liberty for Some

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By Michael Dannenberg The parade of pandering Republican candidates for President continues Monday (MLK Jr. Day) when Donald Trump becomes the latest to visit the evangelical hub known as Liberty University.   These days, most...

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Highlights from Education Week’s 2016 Quality Counts Report

2016 Quality Counts

By Marianne Lombardo Education Week’s annual Quality Counts Report explores different themes throughout the years – such as standards, teaching, early childhood, special education, finance, globalization, and discipline. The 20th edition, Quality Counts 2016, "Called to Account: New Directions...

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Charles Barone On The New ESEA

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) rolled back much of 2001’s landmark No Child Left Behind Act, shifting substantial power back to the states in the form of school accountability, teacher evaluation, school improvement,...

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ERNed Media: Year in Review

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As we approach the end of 2015, we decided to take a look back at our year's most popular blog posts and op-eds. Here is your top 10 reading list for the holiday break. Happy...

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Spartan Education Reform at Michigan State

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By Michael Dannenberg The Michigan State football team likes to hail itself as the underdog, the team with the perpetual chip on its shoulder that finds itself having to prove its worth year after...

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Auburn: The Making of a National Champion

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By Jack Esslinger What’s going on at Auburn? For a university that is a perennial football powerhouse in the vaunted SEC, they have a starkly different track record when it comes to working class...

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