Draft ESSA Plans: 3 Accountability Mistakes

Mar 9th, 2017

When the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaced the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) it granted more flexibility to states and local districts to determine what was best for their students by creating their own state plans. However, as…

Meet 3 National Leaders on Workforce Readiness

Feb 18th, 2017

Call it synergy. Or you can say the stars aligned. However you want to describe it, the great news is that these three innovators came together to confront the growing skills gap in the American workforce. Meet the players: Joe…

The Politics of Education Reform

Jan 26th, 2017

We’re still watching the great sessions from this year’s ExcelinEd National Summit! School choice is going to be in the news a lot this year – check out this session that explored how we can ensure the politics of that…

Jason Gaulden’s Top 5 Albums of 2016

Dec 29th, 2016

The following is a breakdown of my favorite albums of the year—and not just a list, but also my explanations of how they earned top honors. 1) A Seat at the Table—by Solange: This album knocked me off my feet….

More Top 5 Lists on Grateful Ed

Dec 21st, 2016

Governor John Hickenlooper, Colorado 1. One Republics – Oh My My 2. Nathanial Rateliff and The Night Sweats – EP A Little Something More 3. The Avett Brothers – True Sadness 4. The Lumineers – Cleopatra 5. Leonard Cohen –…