Archive for June 9th, 2014

How Bill Gates Pulled Off A Common Core Revolution

June 9th, 2014

by Lyndsey Layton

The pair of education advocates had a big idea, a new approach to transform every public-school classroom in America. By early 2008, many of the nation’s top politicians and education leaders had lined up in support.

But that wasn’t enough. The duo needed money — tens of millions of dollars, at least — and they needed a champion who could overcome the politics that had thwarted every previous attempt to institute national standards.

So they turned to the richest man in the world.

Washington Post

 

High School Counselors Lack Time For College Advice

June 9th, 2014

FROM SLIPPING THROUGH THE CRACKS TO COLLEGE TRACK
Between crisis management and clerical duties, school counselors — once the conduit to college — have little time to help students navigate a complex maze of higher-education requirements. The fix? Look beyond the schoolhouse. The article is in the Seattle Times.