12/26: Staying In With The Outs Dear Listener:  We are trying to get some statistics on you. Please answer as many questions as you want. When you run out of patience, scroll to the bottom and hit the "Submit" button. Thanks. Go to survey.

"The Letter" now also in print at edbizbuzz.com.
Direct download: SIIW_Dec_26_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:03pm EDT

12/19: School Improvement Industry Fragmentation (III) Dear Listener:  We are trying to get some statistics on you. The least expensive survey is also a bit long. My advice is to answer as many questions as you want. When you run out of patience, scroll to the bottom and hit the "Submit" button. Thanks. Go to survey.

"The Letter" now also in print at www.edbizbuzz.com.




Direct download: SIIW_Dec_19_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT

12/12: School Improvement Industry Fragmentation (II) Dear Listener:  We are trying to get some statistics on you. The least expensive survey is also a bit long. My advice is to answer as many questions as you want. When you run out of patience, scroll to the bottom and hit the "Submit" button. Thanks. Go to survey.

"The Letter" now also in print on edibzbuzz.com


Direct download: SIW_Dec_12_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

12/5: School Improvement Industry Fragmentation (I) Dear Listener:  We are trying to get some statistics on you. The least expensive survey is also a bit long. My advice is to answer as many questions as you want. When you run out of patience, scroll to the bottom and hit the "Submit" button. Thanks. Go to survey.

The letter now also in print on edibzbuzz.com
Direct download: SIIW_Dec_5_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:21pm EDT

11/27: What I Learned at the Signal Hill Education Preview Investor Conference Dear Listener:  We are trying to get some statistics on you. The least expensive survey is also a bit long. My advice is to answer as many questions as you want. When you run out of patience, scroll to the bottom and hit the "Submit" button. Thanks. Go to survey.

The letter now also in print on www.edbizbuzz.com
Direct download: SIIW_Nov_27_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:39pm EDT

11/21: What's a CODiE and How do I Get One (And What Does It Tell Buyers)? Dear Listener:  We are trying to get some statistics on you. The least expensive survey is also a bit long. My advice is to answer as many questions as you want. When you run out of patience, scroll to the bottom and hit the "Submit" button. Thanks. Go to survey.

The letter now also in print on www.edbizbuzz.com

Direct download: SIIW_Nov_21_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:24pm EDT

11/14: What the Industry Can Learn From American Gangster Dear Listener:  We are trying to get some statistics on you. The least expensive survey is also a bit long. My advice is to answer as many questions as you want. When you run out of patience, scroll to the bottom and hit the "Submit" button. Thanks. Go to survey.

This letter now also in print on www.edbizbuzz.com

Direct download: SIIW_Nov_14_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

11/6: What to Do With a Two Year Reprieve of NCLB II Dear Listener:  We are trying to get some statistics on you. The least expensive survey is also a bit long. My advice is to answer as many questions as you want. When you run out of patience, scroll to the bottom and hit the "Submit" button. Thanks. Go to survey.

From the October 6 issue of School Improvement Industry Week.

Must Download Data
•  EPE Research Center on Public School Tutoring Beyond SES

Rules of the Game
• Department of Education Guidance on Emergency Preparedness Suggests Schools Will Need A Lot of Help

A Little Knowledge
• Center for American Progress on The Future of Teacher Compensation

K-12 Program Review
• Center for Education Policy on What States Say About Reading First

State Sampler
• Oregon’s Superintendent Castillo on Lessons Learned for School Administrators from Statewide Disaster Planning Exercise

Letter From the Editor
• The Prospect of a Hanging, the Kindness of Strangers, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come and NCLB II on Hold
Direct download: SIIW_Nov_6_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:30am EDT

Dear Listener:  We are trying to get some statistics on you. The least expensive survey is also a bit long. My advice is to answer as many questions as you want. When you run out of patience, scroll to the bottom and hit the "Submit" button. Thanks. Go to survey.

From the October 30 issue of School Improvement Industry Week.

Must Download Data
• Education Next/Program on Education Policy and Governance Poll on Public Attitudes Towards Public Education

Rules of the Game
• House Appropriations Committee Telegraphs One Democratic Theme for the 2008 Elections: Iraq v. Education

A Little Knowledge
• Department of Education’s Inspector General Provides an Example to Explain the “Supplement, not Supplant? Rule

K-12 Program Review
• RAND on the First Year of Implementing Pittsburgh’s School Reform Strategy

“An Act: To close the achievement gap?
• NCLB II: S. 2117 Funding for School Improvement Research and Development

Letter From the Editor
• Senators Bingaman and Lugar Would Incentivize the Development of a School Improvement Industry With S. 2117
Direct download: SIIW_Oct_31_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:46am EDT

10/23: Real School Improvement Providers Back S. 2118 Dear Listener:  We are trying to get some statistics on you. The least expensive survey is also a bit long. My advice is to answer as many questions as you want. When you run out of patience, scroll to the bottom and hit the "Submit" button. Thanks. Go to survey.

From School Improvement Industry Week.

Must Download Data
• Charter Schools’ Market Share: 29 Districts With At Least 10% of Public School Enrollment

Rules of the Game
• Department of Education’s Inspector General Has A View on NCLB II

A Little Knowledge
• General Accountability Office on Youth Detention Market Failures

K-12 Program Review
• Charter Advocates Tell Us That Charter Schools’ Research Doesn’t Tell Us All That Much About Charter Schools’ Efficacy

“An Act: To close the achievement gap?
• NCLB II: S. 2118 Proposes We Spell “Scientifically Based Research? as “Research-Proven Programs?

Letter From the Editor
• A Well-Ordered School Improvement Market and a Healthy School Improvement Industry Need Real Standards of Evidence

Direct download: SIIW_Oct_23_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:42am EDT

10/16: School Improvement Marketers Take Note - All Education Reporting is Political Dear Listener:  We are trying to get some statistics on you. The least expensive survey is also a bit long. My advice is to answer as many questions as you want. When you run out of patience, scroll to the bottom and hit the "Submit" button. Thanks. Go to survey.

From School Improvement Industry Week.

Guest Perspective
• C. Blohm & Associates Offers a “How To? on Show Floor Meetings

Must Download Data
• NCES Provides a Fact Base for Assessing the Addressable Market in School Violence Prevention

Rules of the Game
• President Bush and Senator Kennedy on White House Meeting with Civil Rights Leaders to Discuss NCLB Reauthorization

A Little Knowledge
• NWREL reports on How the Pacific Northwest States Support Schools in Need of Improvement

K-12 Program Review
• WestEd Reaches for Nice Reviews of Five High Schools Sponsored by the Gates Foundation

Letter From the Editor
• For School Improvement Industry Marketing Representatives Who Want Free Media....

Direct download: SII_Oct_16_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:45am EDT

10/9: Can One Hate the Central Office, Yet Love the CMO? Dear Listener:  We are trying to get some statistics on you. The least expensive survey is also a bit long. My advice is to answer as many questions as you want. When you run out of patience, scroll to the bottom and hit the "Submit" button. Thanks. Go to survey.

From School Improvement Industry Week.

Must Download Data
• pre[k]now on Preschool Budgets in FY 2008

Rules of the Game
• Government Accountability Office: Clarifying Compliance in NCLB Corrective Action and Restructuring

A Little Knowledge
• School Improvement Industry Trade Groups’ Joint Letter Against For-Profit Discrimination

K-12 Program Review
• Fordham & Northwest Evaluation Association: Just What Does It Mean to be “Proficient? Under NCLB?

Letter From the Editor
• Why the New Philanthropy Hates the Central Office, But Loves CMOs
Direct download: SIIW_Oct_9_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:22am EDT

10/2: Miller McKeon Discussion Draft Hijacks Comprehensive School Reform Dear Listener:  We are trying to get some statistics on you. The least expensive survey is also a bit long. My advice is to answer as many questions as you want. When you run out of patience, scroll to the bottom and hit the "Submit" button. Thanks. Go to survey.

From School Improvement Industry Week.

Must Download Data
• Baird and Signal Hill on K-12 Indices

Rules of the Game
• McKeon Responds to Miller on NCLB Accountability

A Little Knowledge
• National Center for Education Research: A Consumer Checklist for Best Classroom Practice

K-12 Program Review
• An Unusual Event: Read Naturally Takes on the What Works Clearinghouse Review

“An Act: To close the achievement gap?
• Miller-McKeon’s Discussion Draft Changes Comprehensive School Reform II in NCLB II

Letter From the Editor
• Miller-McKeon Discussion Draft Would Set Back Comprehensive School Reform
Direct download: SIIW_Oct_2_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:27am EDT

9/25: Why Bar For-Profits From Title I School Improvement? Dear Listener:  We are trying to get some statistics on you. The least expensive survey is also a bit long. My advice is to answer as many questions as you want. When you run out of patience, scroll to the bottom and hit the "Submit" button. Thanks. Go to survey.

From School Improvement Industry Week.

Must Download Data
• Berkery Noyes on M&A in the “Education Market? (Nice Work, But Too Many Very Different Markets Lumped Together)

Rules of the Game
• New “America Competes? Law Creates New Market Opportunities for School Improvement Industry

A Little Knowledge
• Trade Group Reactions to NCLB Discussion Draft: Where You Stand on the Issues Depends on Where You Sit in the Market

K-12 Program Review
• Earobics® Graded by WWC

Letter From the Editor
• Why Would the Miller/McKeon NCLB Discussion Draft Exclude For-Profits From School Improvement?

Direct download: SIIW_Sep_25_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:47pm EDT

9/18:  "Apres W, Le Deluge" - Party Factionalism on the Federal Role in Public Education Dear Listener:  We are trying to get some statistics on you. The least expensive survey is also a bit long. My advice is to answer as many questions as you want. When you run out of patience, scroll to the bottom and hit the "Submit" button. Thanks. Go to survey.

From the September 18 Issue of School Improvement Industry Week

Guest Perspective
• Returns Next Week

Must Download Data
• An Industry Driven by the Demographics of Childhood Should Understand Its Status and Trends

Rules of the Game
• Follow the Federal Money: Department of Education Report Gets You Started

A Little Knowledge
• National Center on Education Statistics Report Compares American Education to its G-7 Peers

K-12 Program Review
• WWC Finds No Evidence That Talent Development High School Keeps Kids in School?

Letter From the Editor
• After Bush: Party Factionalism and the School Improvement Industry
Direct download: SIIW_September_19_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:41am EDT

9/11: NCLB Discussion Draft and The Gang of Forty-Four From the September 11 Issue of School Improvement Industry Week

Guest Perspective
• Knowledge Alliance’s Jim Kohlmoos on Adequate Yearly Progress in ESEA (NCLB) on September 10, 2001 and 2007

Must Download Data
• U.S. Department of Education’s Guide to Grant Programs

Rules of the Game
• The Gang of Forty-Four, or Which Stakeholder Groups (Don’t) Count in NCLB Reauthorization

A Little Knowledge
• Reading Recovery Council of North America: An Injured Party Pulls the Reading First Investigations Together

K-12 Program Review
• What Works Clearinghouse Gives Another Injured Party a Passing Grade - Success for All Beginning Reading Report

Letter From the Editor
• The Beginning of a Long End to NCLB Reauthorization Shows No Evidence That the School Improvement Industry Counts
Direct download: SIIW_Sep_11_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:57am EDT

9/4 (2): News About School Improvement Industry - The Business From the September 4 Issue of School Improvement Industry Week

Guest Perspective

• Returns Soon

Must Download Data
• Gallup Surveys Attitudes Towards Public Education: Some Findings Are Relevant To The Industry

Rules of the Game
• Provisions of Interest To School Improvement Providers In The Bipartisan NCLB II Discussion Draft

A Little Knowledge
• NorthStar Economics On The Early Childhood Economy

K-12 Program Review
•  What Works Clearinghouse Gives Voyager Universal Literacy System Beginning Reading Program A Mixed Review

“An Act: To close the achievement gap?
• Returns Soon

Letter From the Editor
• Our Service Lineup: This School Year’s Continuous Improvements 

Direct download: SIIwMainSeptember5.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:48am EDT

9/4: Federal Law Makes the School Improvement Market Encore editorial from January 12, 2004 - before we started the Podcast.

Letter From the Editor
• The School Improvement Industry's Future Runs Through Washington

Direct download: SIIW_Sept4_encore.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:34pm EDT

8/29: The School Improvement Industry and Teacher Professionalism Encore editorial from July 12, 2004 - before we started the Podcast.

Letter From the Editor
• A Public School Marketplace: What's in it for Teachers?


Direct download: Aug_29_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:08am EDT

8/22: The 2008 Election - Deja Vu? Encore Editorial from April 19, 2004 - before we started the Podcast.

Letter From The Editor
•  "Always Stay In With The Outs"
Direct download: SIIW_August_21_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24am EDT

8/14: A Return to Costing NCLB New Education Economy® is on its August hiatus.

Encore Editorial from March 1, 2004 - before we started the Podcast.

Letter From The Editor
• Financing No Child Left Behind

Direct download: SIIW_Aug_14_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:26am EDT

8/8: The Dialectic (Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis) of School Reform Politics New Education Economy® is on its August hiatus.

Encore Editorial from May 24, 2004 - before we started the Podcast.

Letter From The Editor
• Washington Reform Groups: Blob, Anti-Blob, Post-Blob
Direct download: SIIWAugust82007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:06pm EDT

7/31: NCLB II Will Be Less Favorable to the School Improvement Industry Than NCLB I Guest Perspective
• Returns Soon

Must Download Data
• NCES Explains the College Class of 1993 - Teachers, Former Teachers, Never Were Teachers, and Why

Rules of the Game
• Bush and Spellings Aren’t Quite Sure What to Do About NCLB II

A Little Knowledge
• Prof. Hoxby Makes Education Evaluation Statistics Easier to Understand

K-12 Program Review
•  WWC Offers A Favorable Review of SRA’s Real Math Building Blocks

“An Act: To close the achievement gap?
• Returns Soon

Letter from the Editor
• Rep. Miller Tells Us That NCLB II Will Be Less Favorable to The Industry Than NCLB I: How, Why and Now What?


Direct download: SIIW_July_31_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:58am EDT

7/24: Four Factors Shaping the School Improvement Market Guest Perspective
• Kristen Plemon of C. Blohm & Associates on Telling Your Story To Reporters

Must Download Data
• NCES With the Latest on State and District Raising and Spending of Tax Funds for K-12 Education

Rules of the Game
• Center for American Progress: Statistics on Schools in Improvement, Corrective Action and Restructuring Status

A Little Knowledge
• State Budget Officers' Fiscal Survey of the States

K-12 Program Review
• WWC Reviews Elementary Math Programs: After Hundreds of Studies, What Does Work?

“An Act: To close the achievement gap?
• Returns Soon

Letter from the Editor
• Four Market Shaping Factors for the School Improvement Industry


Direct download: SIIW_July_24_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:05am EDT

7/17:  Vacation Memo for the CEO - Grant RFPs vs. Equity Investment Presentations Guest Perspective
• Jason Cascarino’s Mission Smarts: Michelle Rhee and the Characteristics of (Social) Entrepreneurial Leadership

Must Download Data
• NCES Report on the Numbers and Types of Public Schools: SY 2005-2006

Rules of the Game
• CEP Report on NCLB Offers a Look at the School Improvement Market; At Least Before NCLB Reauthorization

A Little Knowledge
• Do Industry Trade Groups Have Plans for Grassroots Lobbying on NCLB II?  Opponents Certainly Do.

K-12 Program Review
• Juniper Gardens Children’s Project/Sopris West’s Together We Can.... Barely and Maybe, Says What Works Clearinghouse

“An Act: To close the achievement gap?
• Returns Soon

Letter from the Editor
• Vacation Reading for the CEO: Making Use of Grant RFPs as Substitutes for Equity & Getting Organized to Pursue Them


Direct download: SIIW_July_17_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:20am EDT

7/10: Cost-Effectiveness Comes to School Improvement - Are You Ready? (Click here to view the figure referenced in the podcast)

Guest Perspective
• Returns Soon

Must Download Data
• What Does NCLB's DC Opportunity Scholarship Program Tell Us About Vouchers?

Rules of the Game
• NCEERA on Best Practice in ELL

A Little Knowledge
• What Does Former Education Secretary Rod Paige's Company Chartwell Do? A Situational Analysis of Pontiac, Michigan

K-12 Program Review
• No Studies of Failure Free Reading Meet What Works Clearinghouse Evidence Standards

"Act: To close the achievement gap"

• Returns Soon - This Week the Space Displays a Figure for the Editorial

Letter from the Editor
• The Nation Slowly Builds the Capacity to Base Program Decisions on Cost-Effectiveness


Direct download: SIIW_July_10_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:26pm EDT

7/3: Our Industry's Interests in NCLB II:  (X) An Industrial Policy for School Improvement Learn more about our information services here.

From this week's New Education Economy®
Input to your own market strategy.

Guest Perspective
• Returns Soon

Must Download Data
• National Center for Educational Statistics Describes k-12 Paraprofessionals

Rules of the Game
• Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Explain Positions on NCLB II to National Education Association Annual Conference

A Little Knowledge
• The Constructivist Consortium: A Marketing Alliance of Small School Improvement Providers

K-12 Program Review
• What Works Clearinghouse Says SRA/McGraw Hill’s Corrective Reading is “Potentially Postive?

“An Act: To close the achievement gap?
• Returns Soon

Letter from the Editor
• Our Industry’s Interests in NCLB II: (X) Outlining an Industrial Policy for School Improvement
Direct download: SII_July_3_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:08am EDT

6/26: Our Industry's Interests in NCLB II: (IX) A New Industrial Policy for K-12 Learn more about our information services here.

From this week's New Education Economy���®
Understand the forces shaping your marketplace.

Guest Perspective
• Returns Soon

Must Download Data
• Hart/Winston Group Poll on Public/Educator Views of NCLB Offers Few Clues on School Improvement Providers

Rules of the Game
• Position on SES in NCLB II: Is Asking the Taxpayer to Spend More on Unproven Performance a Viable Strategy?

A Little Knowledge
• Stanford's Linda Darling-Hammond Critique's the Worldview Behind NCLB

K-12 Program Review
• Volunteer-Driven Program Offers Educationally, Statistically Significant Change at 1 Hour/Week & $300/Year Per Student

An Act: To close the achievement gap�¢ï¿½ï¿½
• Returns Soon

Letter from the Editor  
• Our Industry's Interests in NCLB II: (IX) A (New) "Industrial Policy" for K-12

Direct download: SIIW_June_26_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:05am EDT

6/19: Political Power and the Adoption of Education Technology Learn more about our information services here.

From this week's New Education Economy®.
One page excepted summaries of market-shaping documents.

Guest Perspective
� Returns Soon

Must Download Data
� If You Serve Title I Schools, You Should Know More About Student Nutrition

Rules of the Game
� Forum on Education Accountability Proposes Principles for NCLB�s Accountability Provisions

A Little Knowledge
� The Case for National Standards in One Figure

K-12 Program Review
� Scholastic�s Fluency Formula� Falls Short

�An Act: To close the achievement gap�
� Returns Soon

Letter from the Editor
� Political Power: The Forgotten Element of Adoption in Education Technology

Direct download: SII_June_19_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

6/12:Our Industry's Interest in NCLB II: (VIII) Six Options for the SES Provisions Become a client here.

Guest Perspective  
� Returns Soon

Must Download Data
� Department of Education Releases 2005-6 Enrollment Data

Rules of the Game  
� California Superintendent O�Connell Gives the State�s Congressional Delegation His Views on NCLB Reauthorization

A Little Knowledge
� Charts From RAND�s Year One Report to Pittsburgh Public Schools on Multi-Contractor District-Wide Reform Effort

K-12 Program Review
� Kentucky Center for Mathematics Reviews Apangea Learning�s SmartHelp Program

�An Act: To close the achievement gap�
� Section 1116(e) Supplemental Educational Services

Letter From the Editor  
� Our Industry�s Interest in NCLB II: (VIII) Six Options for the SES Provisions - One Plausible Positive Option for Providers


Direct download: SIIW_June_12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:52am EDT

6/5:  Our Industry's Interest in NCLB II: (VII) What Was Expected of Supplemental Educational Services in NCLB I? This Week's Contents

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Guest Perspective
� Returns Soon

Must Download Data
� The Condition of Education: 2007

Rules of the Game
� Center for Education Policy On Student Achievement Under NCLB: Correlation - Yes; Causation - Unproved

A Little Knowledge
� Florida Education Commissioner Jeanine Bloomberg Explains Why Student Assessments Aren�t Perfect

K-12 Program Review
� What Works Clearinghouse Surveys Character Education: 3 of 41 Reviewed Programs Had Positive Effects

�An Act: To close the achievement gap�
� Section 1116(e) Supplemental Educational Services

Letter From the Editor
�
Our Industry�s Interest in NCLB II: (VII) What Was Expected of Supplemental Educational Services in NCLB I?

Direct download: SII_June_5_2007_copy_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:17am EDT

5/29: What's Good About Our industry From This Week's New Education EconomyÃ�®. 
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Guest Perspective
� Spellings to NAACP: NCLB as a Matter of Civil Rights

Must Download Data
� Census Bureau on School Finances

Rules of the Game
� Understanding Growth Models : the Ohio Example

A Little Knowledge
� Columbia University�s Teachers College Prof. Jeffrey Henig Takes You Behind the Lines of Academia�s Education Wars

K-12 Program Review
� Success for All Foundation�s Curiosity Corner Takes a Hit in Its What�s Work Clearinghouse Review

�An Act: To close the achievement gap�
� Returns Soon

Letter from the Editor
� Counting �What�s To Like� About the School Improvement Industry






Direct download: May_29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:22am EDT

5/22: Notice to Mariners: Logs, Charts and Navigators for the Industry's "Evaluation Shoals" From This Week's Issue of New Education Economy®

Guest Perspective
• Emily Murphy of C. Blohm and Associates on Your Online Newsroom

Must Download Data
• Where K-12's Traditional Stakeholders Agree on NCLB II: More Money, Greater Flexibility, Less Federal Oversight

Rules of the Game
• Little Scientific Evidence Backs Federally-Funded Math and Science Education Programs

A Little Knowledge
• Academic Competitiveness Council Has Raised the SBR Hurdle to "Proven-Effective"

K-12 Program Review
• Direct Instruction's Impact on Early Education: Unimpressive

"An Act: To close the achievement gap"
• Returns Next Week

Letter from the Editor
• Notice to Mariners: Resources for Navigating the "Evaluation Shoals"

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Direct download: SIIW_May_22_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:10am EDT

5/15: The School Improvement Industry's "Evaluation Shoals" Editorial: Charter Schools, Education Management Organizations and Comprehensive School Reform Provders Have All Run Aground - Will SES and Ed Tech Providers Follow?

From the May 15 Issue of New Education Economy®

Guest Perspective
• Career Launcher’s Anirudh Phadke Wants to Move Online Tutoring Beyond an Approximation of the Home Experience

Must Download Data
• Arthur Levine Describes the State of k-12 Education Research Training in America

Rules of the Game
• Differentiating Quality Providers From the Pack: California’s Charter Schools Association Bites the Bullet

A Little Knowledge
• You’ve Heard About DIBELS in Reading First, Learn Something About Its Role In Measuring Student Performance

K-12 Program Review
• Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies Limited Role in English Language Learning

“An Act: To close the achievement gap?
• Returns Next Week

Letter from the Editor
• Ben Franklin’s Advice to SES and EdTech Providers, or “The Evaluation Shoals?

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Direct download: SIIW_May_15_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:16pm EDT

5/8: Our Industry's Interests in NCLB II (VII) Editorial - Our Industry�s Interests in NCLB II: (VI) Peer Review Procedures Matter to an Emerging Industry.

From This Week's New Education Economy®
Essential reading for industry professionals.
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Guest Perspective
• Bill Bavin: Using the Education Industry Market Matrix to Explain the Evolving School Improvement Industry
• Political Symbolism 101: Secretary Spellings Speaks to Charter School Operators at Their Annual Conference

Must Download Data
• Returns Next Week.

Rules of the Game
• Secretary Spellings' Letter to Chief State School Officers on NCLB II: Sticking With "No Retreat, No Surrender"

A Little Knowledge
• Voyager Identifies a "Best Practice" in Program Marketing - Doing and Explaining Program Evaluation

K-12 Program Review
• Read, Write and Type™ Shows How to Barely Pass a What Works Clearinghouse Review

"An Act: To close the achievement gap"
• SEC. 1111(e) & 1203(c): Peer Review Procedures for Title I Part A Basic Programs and Reading First

Letter from the Editor
• Our Industry's Interests in NCLB II: (VI) Peer Review Procedures Matter to an Emerging Industry.


Direct download: NEEMay_8.pdf
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:13am EDT

5/1: Our Industry’s Interests in NCLB II: (VI) This Week in New Education Economy®

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Guest Perspective
• Chris Whittle Offers “Something to Think About?: Federal R&D for National Security - What DOD Can Teach USED
• Jim Kohlmoos Explains What “Knowledge Alliance? Means: More Than Public Relations

Must Download Data
• Returns Next Week

Rules of the Game
• How To A Dismantle an Emerging National Market: State Legislators’ and District Superintendents’ NCLB II Proposals

A Little Knowledge
• AIR Translates TIMMS Into NEAP: No More Encouraging

K-12 Program Review
• Renaissance Learning’s Accelerated Reader/Reading Renaissance “Squeaks Through? WWC Review

“An Act: To close the achievement gap?
• SEC. 1111(b)(2)(E)-(J) Calculating Adequate Yearly Progress

Letter from the Editor
• Our Industry’s Interests in NCLB II: (VI) Protecting a Demanding Approach to AYP
Direct download: May_1_SIIW.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:44am EDT

4/24: Reading First Offers Investors A Rare Political Opportunity Editorial: School Improvement Investors: Now is the Time to Lobby Washington - And Hard

From the April 24 issue of New Education Economy®.
Essential reading for the industry executive.
Excerpted summaries hotlined to the source

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Guest Perspective
â�¢ House Education Committee Chairman George Millersâ�� Opening Statement at the April 20 Reading First Hearing  (hearing)

Must Download Data
� NGA Report on the Governors� Education Priorities

Rules of the Game
� Secretaries Paige and Spellings Failed to Report the Use of Their Waiver Authority Under NCLB Section 9401
 
A Little Knowledge
� GAO Reviews SES Providers� Relationships With School Districts

K-12 Program Review
� What it Takes to Receive What Works Clearinghouse �Approval� in the Area Addressed by Reading First: DaisyQuest

�An Act: To close the achievement gap�
� Kentucky DOE official Starr Lewis Testifies on U.S. Ed Department�s Abuse of Discretion in Reading First Implementation

Letter From the Editor
� To Investors in Research-Based Firms: Help Yourselves by Organizing as One and Getting Up to Capital Hill Pronto





Direct download: April_24_SIIW.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:35am EDT

4/17: Industry Interests in NCLB II (V) Editorial: Our Industry’s Interests in NCLB II: (V) Preserve Higher Standards and Accountability

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Guest Perspective
• University Instructor’s CEO, Alan Carter, Proposes Experimenting With Public/Private/Community Collaboratives

Must Download Data
• Pearson Forms a Public/Private/Community Collaborative With Achieve and State DOEs for New Algebra Test

Rules of the Game
• Urban Institute’s Hannaway and Cohodes on the Implementation of NCLB’s Choice Provisions in Miami Dade
 
A Little Knowledge
• CRPE’s Roza and Swartz on Real School-Level Spending

K-12 Program Review
• WWC Says Positive Action Has a Positive Impact on Character Education Performance Measures

“An Act: To close the achievement gap?
• Title I Part A - Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEA’s, Sec. 1111(b) - Academic Standards, Assessments, and Accountability

Letter from the Editor
• Our Industry’s Interests in NCLB II: Preserving Higher Expectations of Standards and Accountability
Direct download: SIIW_April_17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:57pm EDT

4/12: One Education Industry, or Two? A special podcast on the question of "privatization."

If the matter is posed in the form "should we allow it to happen in our public schools?", that train left the station several decades ago.

The real question is "what kind of privatization?" Today's, based on marketing budgets and the provision of inputs? Or the one offered by school improvement providers; grounded in working partnerships with educators and offering shared responsibility for outputs?


Direct download: SIIW_April_12_Special.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:38am EDT

4/10: Industry Interests in NCLB II (IV) Editorial: Our Industry�s Interests in NCLB II: (IV) A Closer Look at School Improvement

Part of This Week's Issue of New Education Economy�®
Essential reading for the school improvement professional.

Guest Perspective
� Jason Cascarino�s Mission Smarts: Definitiveness versus Probabilities in Education Evaluation

Must Download Data
� NGA, CCSO, NASBE: Joint Statement on NCLB
� National Governors Association: Position Paper
� Council of Chief State School Officers: Recommendations To Reauthorize The Elementary And Secondary Education Act
�  National Association of State Boards of Education: NCLB Reauthorization ~ Guiding Principles

�An Act: To close the achievement gap�
� Section 1002:  School Improvement

Letter from the Editor
� Our Industry�s Interests in NCLB II:  A Closer Look at School Improvement

Until June 1 download for free at www.edbizbuzz.com
Direct download: SIIW_April_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:17am EDT

4/3: Industry Interests in NCLB II (III) Editorial - Our Industry's Interests in NCLB II: (III) Back Kennedy and Miller on a Bigger Budget

Part of This Week's Issue of New Education Economy®
Essential reading for the school improvement professional.

Guest Perspective
Career Launcher's Anirudh Phadke: The Future of Tutoring Lies in a Mix of Media

Must Download Data
AFT Reports on Teachers' Salaries

Rules of the Game
Pennsylvania's Department of Education Discusses the Cost of Fully Funding School Improvement Under NCLB
 
A Little Knowledge
Colorado Board of Education Online Learning Panel Issues Its Interim Report

K-12 Program Review
Chicago Math-Algebra Passes Muster at the What Works Clearinghouse

“An Act: To close the achievement gap?
Section 1002: Authorization for Appropriations

Letter from the Editor
Our Industry's Interests in NCLB II: Building a Bridge to Kennedy and Miller Starts With Funding

Until June download for free at www.edbizbuzz.com
And join this month's comment contests!
Direct download: SIIW_April_3_2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:10am EDT

3/27: Industry Interests in NCLB II (II) Editorial - Our Industry's Interests in NCLB II: (II) An Agenda for Informational Hearings

Part of this week's issue of New Education Economy®

Enjoy Free Access Through May at www.edbizbuzz.com

Guest Perspective
Sandy Fash of C. Blohm: The New Press Release

Must Download Data
Census Bureau on Population Growth and Decline by County: Arizona and Texas v. Louisiana and Michigan

Rules of the Game
GAO Reports on English Language Learning Under NCLB
 
A Little Knowledge
Auditing the Virtual School: California Virtual Academy

K-12 Program Review
What Works Clearinghouse Rates After School Program Twelve Together Early Middle and High School 

An Act: To close the achievement gap
Returns Next Week With Sec. 1002 Authorization for Appropriations Under NCLB

Letter from the Editor
Our Industry’s Interests in NCLB II: An Agenda for Informational Hearings
Direct download: SIIW_March_27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:49am EDT

3/20: Industry Interests in NCLB II (I) Editorial - Our Industry's Interests in NCLB II: (I) Understanding and Influencing Legislative Intent

Download this and the rest of New Education Economy® at www.edbizbuzz.com

In this week's NEE®

Guest Perspective
� U.S. Chamber of Commerce Testimony on NCLB II

Must Download Data
� What We Can Learn From Dallas ISD Investigation of the Market in District Consulting

Rules of the Game
� FAQ�s on the Proposed A-PLUS (Academic Partnerships Lead us to Success Act) Act - An Anti-NCLB from the Right

A Little Knowledge
� CEP Surveys States Views on SES Oversight

K-12 Program Review
� Reading Recovery® Passes What Works Clearinghouse (But Didn�t Get Past Reading First�s Program Manager?)
 
�An Act: To close the achievement gap�
� NCLB�s Section 1001 - Congressional Intent

Letter from the Editor
� Our Industry�s Interests in NCLB II: (I) Understanding and Influencing Legislative Intent
Direct download: SIIW_March_20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT

3/13: The School Improvement Industry's Interests in the Next NCLB (II) Editorial - Prelude to Industry Advocacy: (II) Capturing the "Moral High Ground"
Direct download: SIIW_March_13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

3/6: The School Improvement Industry's Interests in the Next NCLB (I) Editorial - Prelude to Industry Advocacy: (I) Straight Talk on Our Market Under NCLB
Direct download: SIIWMarch6.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:50am EDT

2/27: What Has Become of the Charter Idea? (VII) Editorial: What Happened to the Chartert Idea?: (VII) Grassroots 2.0 as a "Business Model"
Direct download: SIIWFeb27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:20am EDT

2/20: What Has Become of The Charter Idea? (VI) Editorial: What Happened to the Charter Idea?: (VI) Personal Security, Professional Support and Practical Structures
Direct download: SIIW_Feb_20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:41am EDT

2/13: What Has Become of the Charter Idea? (V) Editorial: What Happened to the Charter Idea?:  (V) Diseconomies of Scale and the Movement
Direct download: SIIWFeb13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:25am EDT

2/6: What Has Become of the Charter Idea? (IV) Editorial: What Happened to the Charter Idea?: (IV) A Transition to Grassroots 2.0
Direct download: SIIW_Feb_6.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:11am EDT

1/30 What Has Become of the Charter Idea? (III) Editorial: What Happened to The Charter Idea: (III) Available Data Calls CMO Into Question
Direct download: SIIW_Jan_30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:04am EDT

1/23:  What Has Become of the Charter Idea? (II) Editorial: What Happened to the Charter Idea? (II) The Challenges of a Top-Down Strategy

Ask editor@siiwonline.com for tables referenced in this podcast.
Direct download: SIIW_January_23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT

1/16: What Has Become of the Charter Idea? (I) Editorial: What Happened to the Charter Idea?: (I) Why "Bottom-Up" Became "Top-Down"
Direct download: SIIW_Jan_16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT

1/9: New Year's Resolutions Editorial: New Year's Resolutions For Our Industry (and Us)
Direct download: SIIW_Jan_9.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:08pm EDT

1/2: Parsing the Qualified Lead (IV) Editorial: Parsing the Qualified Lead (IV): Demographic Status and Academic Indicators

From K-12Leads and Youth Service Markets Report

Find relevant table at our parent website www.k-12Network.com
Direct download: January_2_SIIW.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:23am EDT



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