DFER News Round Up
January 11, 2013
DFER News Round Up
By Devin Boyle, Director of Communications
DFER Seen & Heard:
- Did you miss the launch of Teachers for Education Reform? Check it out here.
- School choice supporters involved in “Whistle-Stop Rally” to celebrate National School Choice Week. See here and here.
- DFER’s Barone discusses “What’s next for ‘No Child Left Behind?” on the Marketplace Morning Report
- Gotham Schools quotes DFER’s Joe Williams in “Praising ‘consensus’ report, Cuomo hints at education agenda”
- “Her vision of a seamless education system from pre-kindergarten to higher education was spot on,” said DFER’s Lisa Macfarlane of WA Gov. Gregoire as she prepared to leave office (The Bellingham Herald)
From DFER's Blog:
- Statement from Joe Williams on NY Gov Cuomo's State of the State address
- “In New Jersey, a year makes quite a difference (take two),” by DFER’s Kathleen Nugent
- Get the details here on the “Teachers for Education Reform Launch”
- Statement from Joe Williams on release of NY Education Reform Commission report
In Related News:
- Joy Resmovits of Huff Post now has her own blog on the site, which features a morning and evening news round up along with short commentary on ed related news. She also accepts relevant requests. So, if anyone has interesting story ideas, send them her way.
- Nine states make student learning the deciding factor in tenure decisions according to NCTQ
- “Schools closed = kids saved” according to veteran teacher in NY (NY Daily News)
- "Effective teaching can be measured," according to findings of the Gates Foundation’s MET Project (Huff Post)
- Hot Air reports on the “Top 10 Public Education Quotes of 2012”
- StudentsFirst issues report on public school policies. Read the overview from NYT’s Motoko Rich.
- “District Race to Top Winners Turn to Implementation” (Ed Week)
- New Jersey Education Commissioner Chris Cerf and Senator Teresa Ruiz talk education in 2013 (NJ Spotlight)
- Read about the trials of a football player as he struggles to read in college - “The Education of Dasmine Cathey”
Fun with Infographics & More:
- Infographic - Teachers for Education Reform 2013 Launch
- Infographic - DFER’s Top Ten Blog Posts of 2012
- Photos from the 2012 Brian Bennett Education Warrior Awards Ceremony
Have a Great Weekend!