Brian Childs is a writer and has worked online as a web editor for sites such as Asylum, ComicsAlliance and Moviefone. He studied history and Spanish at the University of Georgia and received a masters in journalism from New York University. Currently he oversees content at Certification Map. You can follow him on Google+.


Massachusetts Governor offers $168m to education

 
School districts in Massachusetts would win a timely $168 million infusion of federal stimulus money under a plan Governor Deval Patrick announced today, offering some degree of relief to local schools that are preparing plans for teacher layoffs, program cuts, and school closings...

 

Obama to address U.S. education woes in speech

President Barack Obama will mark his seventh week in office on Tuesday by proposing reforms to the U.S. education system, which has one of the worst high school dropout rates in the industrialized world...

Friends of Certification Map

CertificationMap has now been live for a month and we’re thrilled with the incredible feedback and support we’ve been getting from people around the web who share the goal of a simpler teacher certification process...

CertificationMap on Alltop

CertificationMap is now featured on Alltop’s Education page...

Texas bill addresses teacher shortage

Today, Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston) filed legislation to reverse the growing shortage of math and science teachers across the state of Texas...

Our Greatest National Shame

Nicholas D. Kristof writes an op-ed piece in today’s New York Times:

I’m coming to think that our No. 1 priority actually must be education. That makes the new fiscal stimulus package a landmark, for it takes a few wobbly steps toward reform and allocates more than $100 billion toward education...