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Activists Protest Campbell Brown’s ‘Colbert Report’ Appearance

While fans waited to get into Thursday’s taping of The Colbert Report, a small but dedicated group stood outside the studio, protesting Campbell Brown’s appearance on the Comedy Central show that night. Brown, a former television journalist turned education reformer, announced on Monday that her group, the Partnership for Educational Justice, is helping seven families with a […]

August 1, 2014

Robo-Truant Tech And Other Apps To Fix Education

Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) — The education reform movement is at an important juncture. It will either peter out in platitudes or advance based on a new consensus. At this week’s Education Nation conference in New York City, I came away with some hope for the latter. My cautious optimism is rooted in two Ts — […]

September 30, 2011

Rupert Murdoch Moves Into Education Business

Rupert Murdoch won’t let a massive phone-hacking scandal deter his business efforts: The News Corp. media mogul is, in fact, trying to expand into other areas. This time, he’s looking at education. According to Mother Jones: Next month, Murdoch will make an unusual public appearance in San Francisco, delivering the keynote address at an education […]

September 23, 2011

Obama Shows Spunk Pushing Brave Education Plan

Aug.12 (Bloomberg) — Although President Barack Obama is on the ropes, with even some Democratic allies describing him as weak and passive, this week he showed boldness and imagination in one vital area: education. Obama backed Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s announcement that he will grant waivers to states that want to be excused from the […]

August 12, 2011

NEA Endorses Obama (Who Else?)

Not a surprise, but a sign that Obama’s education “reform” efforts haven’t alienated a powerful ally, despite their frustration with him: The nation’s largest teachers union voted Monday to endorse President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election bid, during a raucous convention that highlighted widespread unhappiness with the president’s education policies. The vote, during the annual convention […]

July 5, 2011