Liars, Liars, One and All

“Liar, liar, pants on fire” goes the childhood chant—and, oh, how many of us truth stretchers there actually are. And while most of us don’t get called on the carpet for it, Brian Williams was not so lucky. The popular NBC news anchor captured relentless media...

Making Education News: July 1, 2014

1. The Obama administration has started requiring poorly-performing Head Start providers to compete against other local providers–and win–in order to keep their grants for the next five years. 2. The bi-partisan Success and Opportunity through Quality...

It’s an Education Fact: 10/2/2013

1. Obama has changed the PLUS loan program to help thousands of families qualify for college financial aid. Those denied PLUS loans are eligible for an extra $4,000 that carry lower interest rates. 2. The House bill to revise ESEA (aka NCLB) now promotes...

Making Education News: 8/15/2013

1.  Next up: The Next Generation Science Standards said to be designed with the most- and least-advanced science students in mind. 2. The government is now allowing states that received their No Child Left Behind waivers by last summer to apply for a delay in using...

Making Education News: 8/01/2013

1.  State teacher exams have been criticized for their irrelevant content, high costs, and the fact that there are so many of them. Now, they’re also being criticized as too easy. 2. New Jersey Governor Christie wants prospective teachers to carry at least a 3.0...