News and Politics


District Budget Cuts Mean the Axe for Summer School Programs

As schools begin to feel the effects of a recessionary economy, more and more cuts have to be made in keeping with general state budget reductions. The New York Times recently reported that summer school programs across the country are being hit hard...

Certification Map featured on USC News

Certification Map is attracting more and more attention as a comprehensive and helpful resource for anyone with questions about teacher certification, says USC News in their recently published article...

From Textbooks to Hypertext

A Westport, Connecticut high school leaves convention behind as it switches from math textbooks to a “custom designed online curriculum.” They believed the current system of learning presented by the textbook to be less than ideal and went about implementing a system they believed to be optimized for their students...

A Fresh Start: Sec. Arne Duncan’s Plan to Revitalize Failing Schools

So goes the saying that you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet. But Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan plans on doing more than just cracking a few eggs...

College Funding Shake Up

Ohio isn’t the only one who wants to shake things up a bit. Rather than funding schools based on admissions rates, Ohio has proposed a bill that would place ALL of a schools funding on course and degree completion...

Sec. of Education Arne Duncan Testifies

A few highlights from Duncan’s testimony on May 20th before the House Labor and Education Committee:..