When “Pomp and Circumstance” passes you by: Part 2

The site “Inside Higher Ed” recently reported on community colleges’ pledge to boost student completion rates by 50 percent over the next decade. It’s one more sign of how college completion is becoming a hot topic in the education world. I currently know several community college students, and  I know that their paths to completion have

The Center Presents at NSBA’s 2010 Annual Conference

In case you didn’t get to Chicago for NSBA’s 2010 Annual Conference, or if you just missed the Center’s sessions, don’t fret, you can find the presentations here. To check out Patte Barth’s session Planning for Pre-Kindergarten: A Toolkit for School Boards just click here. For Jim Hull’s session Meeting the Needs of Special Education

Research the blueprint

The time has finally come. Earlier this week President Obama sent his “blueprint” to revise the No Child Left Behind Act up to Capital Hill. The major shift in accountability is the proposal to move from expecting students to be “proficient” by 2014 to the expectation students will be “college- and career-ready” by 2020. Furthermore,