UPDATE: Straight A Fund winners announced.

USDOE seeking experiments on new models- competency ed’s time to shine is coming

A Good News Two-Fer: Former student helps his principal launch a STEAM program to make education more hands-on and less focused on seat time – also a shout-out for competency based learning in the Granite State

Reynoldsburg (OH) City Schools’ transformation to blended learning receives some critical assistance in boosting its infrastructure.  Here’s a how-to guide to upgrade your district’s infrastructure in a cost-effective manner while holding off less scrupulous vendors.  Related story here

You keep using that word “recovery.” I don’t think it means what you think it means. (For education) Some very smart folks break it down.

Some people adore the Core.  Some people abhor the Core. Is there a Core war brewing in Idaho?

Ohio Senate waters down teacher evaluations. StudentsFirst raises opposition.

In Cleveland, the Cleveland Plan gets its community partners on board.  

BONUS LINK- we continue with our Great Moments in Seat-Time Instruction series