House Passes Two-Year Budget Deal

Thursday evening, the House passed by a decisive vote (332-94) a two-year, bipartisan budget deal that will avert a second government shutdown and replace sequester cuts scheduled to take effect…

Harvard Study Challenges ‘Mozart Effect’

“Music doesn’t make you smarter.” That is the quick conclusion headline-readers are taking from the recent six-week Harvard study by Ed.D. candidate Samuel Mehr, which purportedly “finds no cognitive benefits…

AFT’s Take on What the PISA Results Really Mean

This week, the American Federation of Teachers released the following video in response to the results of the PISA exam (Programme for International Standards and Assessment). The test, which is…

New U.S. Student Scores on International Assessments

This week, the results of the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests were released; comparing student performance in science, math, and reading across 64 countries.  As a whole,…

First Lady Begins Education Advocacy

This week, the Washington Post featured an article on First Lady Michelle Obama’s recent first steps into education advocacy. On Tuesday, November 12th, Mrs. Obama delivered remarks at Washington DC’s…