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Diversity Leadership Institute Response To Nj Union Boss Comments That "Life Is Not Fair"
Feb. 10, 2012
The comments made by New Jersey Education Association Executive Director Vincent Giordano on the "New Jersey Capitol Report" this past weekend were callous, pure and simple. These comments, which are summed up in his conclusion that "life is not fair,"
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Reformers Join Ranks of Chiefs for Change ~Chiefs in Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Tennessee Join Coalition to Advance Bold Reform Across the Nation~
Apr. 19, 2011

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Cortines says goodbye to LAUSD, retires after six decades in public education
Apr. 16, 2011
There was no "aha moment" that made Ramon Cortines decide to become a teacher. In fact, the man who many call a quintessential educator abandoned the classroom after three years to become a real estate developer.
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Ohio Mom Kelley Williams-Bolar Jailed for Sending Kids to Better School District
Jan. 26, 2011
An Ohio mother's attempt to provide her daughters with a better education has landed her behind bars. Kelley Williams-Bolar was convicted of lying about her residency to get her daughters into a better school district.
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NGA News Release
Dec. 15, 2010
WASHINGTON—An update from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) shows that more than half of all states are now publicly reporting, or will have reported by the end of 2010, their high school graduation rates based on a common formula. The report, Implementing Graduation Counts: State Progress to Date, 2010, also indicates that 48 states are on track to report using this formula for the cohort graduating in 2011.
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NBC's Education Nation Summit
Jan. 10, 2010
Now that the final bell has rung on NBC's week-long Education Nation conference, we can ask the extra credit question: When did school choice go mainstream?

The "summit," held at NBC's New York studios at Rockefeller Center, almost felt like a publicity junket for Waiting for Superman, a highly praised new documentary advocating for charter schools. A national TV audience watched as D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee chewed out teachers union honcho Randi Weingarten for spending $1 million in campaign funds to halt Rhee's reform agenda. Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski took a shot at Weingarten for resisting merit pay for teachers. And what to make of former Howard Dean campaign manager Joe Trippi working to promote National School Choice Week, slated for January 2011?

Will Democrats turn their newfound zeal for school choice into policies that actually banish unions from the classroom and empower parents and students?'s Michael Moynihan went to Education Nation to find out.
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