What We’re Watching: Is the New GED Test an Improvement or Setback?

PBS NewsHour looks into the changes made to the GED in order to make it Common Core compliant.

What We’re Watching: A Second Senate Committee Hearing on No Child Left Behind

On Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m., the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions will hear testimony about supporting teachers and school leaders.

What We’re Watching: Condi Rice on Education As National Security Challenge

Jeb Bush announced yesterday that he was handing over control of his education foundation to Condoleezza Rice. In this PBS interview from March 2012, Rice discussed a report linking education to national security.

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What We’re Watching: Poverty and Public Schools

Nina Rees of the NAPCS and Mary Cathryn Ricker of the AFT will talk about poverty as part of a Communities in Schools Leadership Town Hall on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 9:30 a.m.

What We’re Watching: Rep. John Kline on Education Reform in the 114th Congress

On Thursday, American Enterprise Institute will host a conversation with U.S. Representative John Kline (R-MN) on the direction the new Congress will take in education.

What We’re Watching: More on Testing, Accountability and the New ESEA

Mike Petrilli and Mike McShane discussed the Senate hearing on testing and accountability in a new episode of “A Fern Between Two Mikes”

What We’re Watching: Has Education Reform Gone Wrong?

D.C. schools chancellor Kaya Henderson gave a Vision Talk at AEI on what we should really be measuring when we evaluate our schools.

What We’re Watching: Making the Case for Education Reform

AEI President Arthur Brooks on why people aren’t listening to education reformers and how the case for education reform can best be made.

What We’re Watching: Welcome to Netflix Academy

The Fordham Institute wants to help parents turn TV time into learning time with these streaming videos that teach core content to early elementary-school children.

What We’re Watching: Our Voices Will Be Heard

The Partnership for Educational Justice interviews nine parents who are plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging teacher tenure laws in New York .

What We’re Watching: Will Regulation Ruin School Choice in New Orleans?

ReasonTV looks at how choice has changed public schooling in New Orleans and at what the future holds.

What We’re Watching: Michael Horn iNACOL Keynote Speech

Michael Horn delivered a keynote address at this year’s iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium.

What We’re Watching: Exploring the Success of Success Academy

AEI hosted a discussion with Success Academy founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz about the opportunities and challenges charter schools face in New York City.

What We’re Watching: Joel Klein and Andy Rotherham on Changing Lanes

Joel Klein talks about his time as chancellor of New York City’s Department of Education, teacher unions, content knowledge, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, and more.

What We’re Watching: Education for Upward Mobility

The Fordham Institute hosts a daylong event on the role education can play in promoting upward mobility.

What We’re Watching: Common Core Chaos?

Mike Petrilli debates Jenni White of Restore Oklahoma Public Education about the Common Core.

What We’re Watching: Unlocking Student Achievement

The Foundation for Excellence in Education will host the 2014 National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 20 and 21.

What We’re Watching: How Eva Moskowitz Outmuscled the Teachers Union

Reason TV tells the story of the charter school pioneer’s battles in New York City.

What We’re Watching: Vergara v. California: Will It Make a Difference for Students?

Stanford’s Center for Education Policy Analysis hosted a forum on the Vergara vs. California decision and the difference it could make for students.

What We’re Watching: Great Teachers, Starting With Socrates

NPR launches its 50 Great Teachers series with a look at Socrates.

What We’re Watching: The Story of Newark

AEI hosted Cami Anderson, superintendent of Newark Public Schools, in conversation with Rick Hess.

What We’re Watching: What Now for the Common Core?

AEI hosted a discussion on October 22 on where things stand with the Common Core and how its future looks. Panelists were Rick Hess, Catherine Gewertz, and Chris Minnich.

What We’re Watching: Could Binge-Watching Revolutionize Education?

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings advocates letting students control the pace of their own learning, which may include binge-learning calculus.

What We’re Watching: State of the Union 2014 – Education

As part of Stanford University’s State of the Union 2014 course, Randi Weingarten, Linda Darling-Hammond and Chester Finn discuss the current state of education reform.

What We’re Watching: Is There Too Much Testing in the Public Schools?

PBS NewsHour looks into how much testing there will be in this first year of Common Core testing.

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