A Conversation With Arne Duncan by Michele McNeil I sat down with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan yesterday for a wide-ranging interview on the hot education topics of the day: waivers, Race to the Top, reauthorization, and the election. If you want more than just the highlights, check out the full transcript. Or, read … Continue reading
Early-learning agency slammed By Lisa Fingeroot The agency responsible for distributing state funds to state early-learning programs in the Big Bend says it has already rectified problems found in its policies and record keeping that added to a dismal report Tuesday.
José Díaz-Balart, chief political analyst for Telemundo by Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto José Díaz-Balart, chief political analyst for Telemundo, had one important task during the September 7, 2011, Republican debate—to ask the candidates about immigration. Díaz-Balart asked his question, got his answer and was dismissed from the stage. The stereotype was fulfilled; a Latino asked one … Continue reading
C. M. Rubin “With our future as a nation at stake, we need to be bold for our schools to be successful with all children.” — Eric NadelsternA Bronx native and graduate of DeWitt Clinton High School, Eric Nadelstern worked in New York City public schools for 39 years, rising to the position of Chief … Continue reading
Wells Fargo recognized Hispanic Creo for outstanding leadership in education reform movement. Hispanic CREO’s Mission is to improve the educational outcomes for Hispanic Students by empowering families through parental awareness in School Choice.
By Dean Allen We all should agree that the goal of anything and everything we do with our public education system in Washington state is improving student learning and achievement. Our shared objective is success for each student, but unfortunately this objective is not yet being met. By 2018, two out of three family-wage jobs … Continue reading
By John O’Connor Gregory Moine / FlickrEducation should play a lesser role this year, but there’s still plenty of bills before lawmakers. The biggest issues affecting education debate in Tallahassee this year may have nothing to do with classrooms. The once-every-ten-years redistricting, South Florida casinos and overhauling state insurance rules should provoke contentious debate, lawmakers … Continue reading
By CHRISTINE ARMARIO – AP Education Writer MIAMI — After years of soaring toward the top, Florida fell from fifth to 11th in a nationwide education ranking, a drop driven largely by weaker student performance and spending cuts. Education Week‘s annual “Quality Counts” report gave the state a C-plus overall, down from a B-minus the … Continue reading
By Marcos Restrepo DREAM Act supporters (Flickr/Korean Resource Center) Evangelical leaders joined DREAM Act-eligible youth in Florida this week to launch Nuestro Futuro, a campaign to work with church networks and youth leaders to bring Latino evangelical youth to the polls in 2012. Nuestro Futuro ”will partner with hundreds of churches in six key states … Continue reading
By Marcos Restrepo Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. (Pic via Facebook) Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and GOP strategist Ed Gillespie will give the keynote speech at the “Inspiring Action” conference in Miami in late January, just days ahead of Florida’s Republican presidential primary, the Hispanic Leadership Network announced Thursday. The Hispanic Leadership Network — “a sustained effort to … Continue reading