The Education Gadfly Daily

Can a union leader be a catalyst for true reform in city that desperately needs it?
A first look at today's most important education news: Pearson's new iPad app may help students prepare for rigorous Common Core assessments. Louisiana follows in the footsteps of the many states that have re-branded the Common Core. Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. plans to release a dramatic...
Fantastic things are happening for students in central Ohio's KIPP school.
Repeated failures of charter schools around Ohio seem endless; some hope may be around the corner.
School choice marketplace in one Columbus neighborhood, all in the name of urban stability.
Our advice to Gov. Kasich and Supt. Ross as they further discuss "deregulation" in K-12 education in Ohio.
We review the latest book by Benjamin Barber.
Ohio Gadfly looks at upcoming PARCC field tests in Ohio, a profile of home-schooling families, and Cleveland's new school choice website.
A first look at today's most important education news: North Carolina Superior Court judge will hear the case against allowing student opportunity grants for use in private, religious schools. Illinois legislature begins to rework state education allocations to establish more equitable schools. A...
Joe Wilhoft
I began my career as an inner-city elementary teacher because I was dedicated to helping students succeed. Listening to them and helping them improve to meet their goals was at the heart of my work. Today, as the executive director of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, I feel that passion...