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Michael Williams’ new accountability system makes sense, but Texas doesn’t need to wait a year before starting it 25 Apr 2013 | 12:37 am

Michael Williams made a smart move with his decision Tuesday to change some of how the state of … [visit site to read more]

Education on the 2012 campaign trail 31 Oct 2012 | 09:11 pm

I’ve just spent the last several days on the campaign trail in Colorado, and I’m glad to report that education has finally made it into the volley of ads the two campaigns are running in swing states ...

UT affirmative action case: The school needs diversity, but what does “critical mass” mean? 12 Oct 2012 | 01:57 am

Here’s a quick take on the UT affirmative action case that ended up in the Supreme Court yesterday. (For particulars about the case, read this DMN link and this NYT one.) The best point that the Unive...

My questions for Michael Williams, new TEA chief 30 Aug 2012 | 12:43 am

My friend Bill McKenzie put out four questions yesterday for the state’s new public education chief, Michael … [visit site to read more]

Education Front is moving to the Education Blog 12 Jun 2012 | 08:25 pm

Editor’s Note: I meant to put this explanatory note up at the end of last week, but got detained on other assignments. Please excuse my tardiness. The Education Front will merge today with the new Ed...

Internal communications is going to matter a lot at DISD under Miles, Sprague 6 Jun 2012 | 10:57 pm

(Editor’s Note: Starting next week, the Education Front will merge with DallasNews.com’s larger education blog. I will explain more in a note tomorrow, including how you can easily access the new DMN ...

DISD’s traditional high schools held their own in producing Gates Scholars 5 Jun 2012 | 11:16 pm

Being selected as a Gates Millennium Scholar is an honor because only 1,000 of them are named each year. But it also is a big financial boon. The scholarship that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation a...

The State Board of Education has a good balance of power 1 Jun 2012 | 04:58 am

After reading the results of Tuesday’s GOP primaries for State Board of Education, I was left thinking that the outcome may not be all bad, if it holds up through the November elections. There seems t...

Eissler is the latest Texas education leader to go 31 May 2012 | 03:54 am

Now, here’s a real dilemma for Texas: The Legislature will be without its top education leaders when the next session begins in 2013. Florence Shapiro will have retired from the Senate, where she lon...

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