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Steps to Modernize E-Rate and Improve Technology in Education

At a time when federal education policy discussions—from ESEA reauthorization and appropriations to waivers and competitive funding—seem stalled, there is one program that is garnering a lot of attention: E-Rate. The attention to E-Rate isn’t new. The Federal Communications Commission, the federal agency that oversees the program, has been engaged in efforts to modernize E-Rate for almost a year....

Posted 2/7/2014 11:05:38 AM

America's #1 Choice When it Comes to School Choice? Still Public Schools!

Next week (Jan. 27-31) is National School Choice Week, a campaign whose sponsors include proponents of vouchers, charters, magnets and other schools, though the real focus is on vouchers. When it comes to school choice and vouchers at AASA, we are deeply committed to supporting and strengthening the nation’s public schools, and have an absolute belief that public dollars are for public school...

Posted By James Minichello | 1/24/2014 3:22:40 PM

Thank You, South Africa!

Dan Domenech with students in South Africa. South Africa can be proud of what it has accomplished since the days of apartheid and when Nelson Mandela was elected president. Mandela is revered in this country and everyone here is holding their breath pending word of his health status. There is no doubt that when his passing is announced, there will be a significant period of mourning by this na...

Posted By James Minichello | 10/31/2013 4:18:13 PM

South Africa’s New Generation

The People-to-People Delegation with the principal and students from Groenvlei High School in Cape Town, South Africa. There was a time during the anti-apartheid struggle when the youth became involved. Kenny, one of our Spirit of Africa guides, illustrated this with a story about how he idolized his father as a child. He recalled how he was walking down the streets of Johannesburg and holding...

Posted By James Minichello | 10/29/2013 3:00:51 PM

Shining Star Educator in South Africa

Anne Byrne, president-elect of the National School Boards Association, with "learners" at the Westlake Primary School in Cape Town, South Africa. Landie Diamond is a force to be reckoned with. In two years, she built a new school and realized achievement gains that her supervisor acknowledges would have ordinarily taken anyone else at least five or more years to obtain. She did it, not with gove...

Posted By James Minichello | 10/28/2013 3:21:28 PM

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