Making Education News: 8/29/2013

1). In the 2012-13 school year, funding for pre-school programs for 4-year-olds rose by $181 million to $5.3 billion. 2). Obama has now proposed $75 billion in grants to promote his plan for high-quality preschools. 3) The Obama administration has come up with a plan...

Quotable Education Quotes: 8/19/2013

** “The U.S. Department of Education has a specific role within the federal government, fostering the education and growth of our nation’s students. The coordination of federal education programs, management of education activities, and supplementing...

Quotable Education Quotes: 7/29/2013

** “Back in 2011, the administration’s Race to the Top sweepstakes . . . had a round focused on early childhood education. The first priority that states were asked to consider as they wrote their proposals was this: ‘Priority 1: Absolutely...

Making Education News: 7/18/2013

1. A recent study found that when math teachers accompany their lessons with hand gestures, students performed better on tests of the material covered.  2. A recent study found that what children know about numbers as they begin first grade plays a big role in...

Education Quotes: 12/17/2012

“At the elementary level, [value-added] is a pretty reliable measure in terms of predicting how teachers will perform the following year. At the high school level, it is quite a bit less reliable, so the score for using this to improve student outcomes is much...