Live Thursday Sept. 15 with Sam Chaltain on "Faces of Learning"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Thursday, September 15th, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Previously, Sam was the National Director of the Forum for Education & Democracy , an education advocacy organization, and the founding director of the Five Freedoms Project , a national program that helps K-12 educators create more democratic learning communities.

North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

K-12 Schools - Education News

The organization has received millions of dollars in donations and federal grants since its founding in 2003. Among other donations, $26 million came from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in addition to a $15 million grant in 2011 and a $20 million grant in 2014 from the US Department of Education. K-12 Schools Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Education Advocacy Education Reform North Carolina Education North Carolina New Schools

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Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, the Gates Foundation gave RISC $5.8 To build public support for the changes, the foundation also gave smaller grants to youth and immigrant advocacy groups in the districts. In its application for its 2011 grant, Portland pledged to move the entire district to a proficiency-based diploma. Ragan Toppan, a junior at Deering High School, took part in a walkout last fall to protest a change in the school’s grading policy. Kelly Field, for The Hechinger Report.

Scrutiny of colleges that get billions in GI Bill money remains mired in bureaucracy

The Hechinger Report

Curt Coy, who was the VA’s deputy under secretary for economic opportunity from 2011 until his retirement in late 2017, said it was hard to find resources for veterans’ educational issues. An advocacy group called Veterans Education Success (VES) has collected 113 more from veterans and service members, many of which echo Baca’s criticisms about quality and cost. “I In a 2011 congressional hearing, then-Sen.