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Are School "Turnarounds" Just Spin?

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http://boston.com/community/blogs/rock_the_schoolhouse/2012/02/do_school_turnarounds_work.html The…
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The Core Conundrum

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http://chronicle.com/blogs/innovations/the-core-cunundrum/31719 Yesterday…
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STUDY ESTIMATES COST OF TRANSITION TO NATIONAL EDUCATION STANDARDS AT $16 BILLION

New study finds that aligning state and local educational systems to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math will cost the 45 states plus the District of Columbia that have adopted them nearly $16 billion over seven years.
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Common Core State Standards Estimated Cost is $16 Billion for States

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http://caffeinatedthoughts.com/2012/02/common-core-state-standards-estimated-cost-is-16-billion-for-states/ BOSTON/WASHINGTON,…
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Moving the goalposts on NCLB

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http://boston.com/community/blogs/rock_the_schoolhouse/2012/02/moving_the_goalposts.html Massachusetts…
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State-Based Education Reform Needs Tough Common Standards: View

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-21/state-based-education-reform-needs-tough-common-progress-standards-view.html The…
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State-Based Education Reform Needs Tough Common Standards: View

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-21/state-based-education-reform-needs-tough-common-progress-standards-view.html The…
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War Against the Core

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http://www.cato.org/blog/war-against-core With the release…
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The Battle Over Common Core Math Standards: Will A Larger Federal Role Help or

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http://educationnext.org/the-battle-over-common-core-math-standards-will-a-larger-federal-role-help-or-hinder-curriculum-improvement/ CAMBRIDGE,…
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Hold the Cork for The Connector

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The Connector made a “big” announcement about the Business…
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Boston Superintendent: Parents shouldn't worry

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http://www.necn.com/02/09/12/Boston-Superintendent-Parents-shouldnt-w/landing_health.html?blockID=648384&feedID=8368 (NECN:…
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U.S. gives Mass. waiver from No Child Left Behind

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http://www.wickedlocal.com/fall-river/news/x2112939403/U-S-gives-Mass-waiver-from-No-Child-Left-Behind#axzz2NReSO0VO President…
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IS THE US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW BY DIRECTING STANDARDS, TESTS, AND CURRICULA?

Despite three federal laws that prohibiting the federal government from directing, supervising or controlling K-12 curricula, the U.S. Department of Education has placed the nation on the road to a national curriculum.
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Case of the Missing State Reports

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The Division of Health Care Finance and Policy (DHCFP) plays…
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Driving Costs at Boston Public Schools

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Education spending is one of those things that makes everyone…
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A halfhearted school budget

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http://boston.com/community/blogs/rock_the_schoolhouse/2012/02/a_halfhearted_school_budget.html You…
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February a Month to Remember (or Forget) in National K-12 Standards Debate

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http://www.ediswatching.org/2012/02/february-a-month-to-remember-or-forget-in-national-k-12-standards-debate/ Last…