As our political leaders take stock of where we stand in 2013—both as individual states and as a nation—we are hearing a consistent message: jobs, our economy and education are inextricably linked.
The Chicago Public Schools’ battle with its teachers union over school reform has been headline news for the better part of the last six months. One of the reforms Mayor Rahm Emanuel has implemented is new teacher evaluations partially based on student achievement.
How can so called education “experts” be so far apart on the issue of common core state standards (CCSS) and whether they are the right approach for our children? One such expert (and former colleague of mine at the U.S.
The late Steve Jobs of Apple, Inc., by any measure one of the greatest of American innovators, once noted that “innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” As home to the most prolific innovators in the world, the United States has long been not just a leader, but the leader in the
Business leaders and students have similar, interrelated goals when it comes to higher education: students want to get the most out of their degree and secure employment, while businesses want to hire skilled individuals who add value.
If you have been reading our posts for some time, you know that we are huge supporters of innovation in higher education.
This week, we recognize ‘National School Choice Week.’ Celebrating the opportunity for parents to make decisions best suited for their kids causes us to pause and take a look at the many education headlines around the country.
By Margaret Spellings
The fiscal cliff isn't the only ledge the nation is in danger of heading over.