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  • Big Surprise: Jeffco’s “Just Moms” Funded Primarily and Directly by NEA0

    • December 24, 2015

    We’re now nearing two months since the undeniably terri-bad local school board elections of 2015. I’m sure all of you remember The Night the Lights Went Dark, when very nearly every conservative school board member or candidate fell victim to the might of the education establishment and the teachers union. Now, as the dust begins […]

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  • It Actually Happened… ESSA Becomes a Reality0

    • December 10, 2015

    It’s been a long time since we first started eyeballing the then-distant possibility of a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which most of us have grown to know in its current form as No Child Left Behind. We’ve looked at the weird alliances the effort spawned, done a little detective work, and […]

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  • NCLB Rewrite Now Looking Like a Distinct Possibility0

    • December 3, 2015

    Earlier this week, I gave you an overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the compromise No Child Left Behind rewrite that recently emerged from conference committee in D.C. At the end of that post, I mentioned how quickly the bill is moving. Well, as it turns out, it’s moving even more quickly than I […]

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  • ESEA Compromise Emerges in Washington0

    • December 1, 2015

    As most of you know, and as I will proudly proclaim once again, your pal Little Eddie has officially turned six. I’m practically a grown-up. That means I have more liberty to stay up later, make choices regarding vegetable consumption at dinner, and riddle my blog posts with six-year-old snark. To ring in my newfound […]

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  • Change is in the Air — I’m Just Getting a Little Older, Though, Not Going Away0

    • November 20, 2015

    Maybe it’s because it’s the Friday before Thanksgiving, or maybe it’s because a couple of my really good Education Policy Center friends are picking up and moving to another state, but I’m not really keen on writing another long post today. Change is in the air — change that I didn’t wish for, and change […]

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  • New Research Shows Negative Union Impact on Education Outcomes0

    • November 19, 2015

    Starting discussions about the role and effects of teachers unions certainly is one way of pouring cold water on a party or social event. A lot of the topics surrounding K-12 education policy and reform can be emotionally charged. But if you want to step back from the heated discussions and consider what the research […]

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