Category Archives: Policy

The Condition of Education 2012

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) have released the Condition of Education 2012 report! There are some interesting trends. I have highlighted a few: Enrollment is up, especially for minority groups. Racial gap … Continue reading

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STEM is in the air!

What an exciting month I’ve had working with various groups in the state of Illinois! This month at the Mathematics and Science Partnership conference in Illinois I had the pleasure of hearing more about federal initiatives as Stephen Pruitt discussed … Continue reading

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Supporting Innovation

Hello! I am back from a short hiatus where I was graced with the opportunity to read the biography of John Atanasoff, The Man Who Invented the Computer: The Biography of John Atanasoff, Digital Pioneer, written by Jane Smiley (2010). … Continue reading

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Supporting High Quality Programs – Program Coherence

My colleague, Jim Salzman, inspired me to write this blog about program coherence. As part of my work with the Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnership, I developed a short seminar on the issues of logic models, implementation fidelity, and program … Continue reading

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Supporting High Quality Grant Programs – Identifying Key Components of PD

This blog comes courtesy of a recent black-out of technology at my office. No internet, no technology. Just the rather daunting stack of journals that I have yet to read, so for that, I am eternally thankful for the storm! … Continue reading

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