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Entries by Joy Resmovits from 12/2011

School Districts Shortchange Low-Income Schools: Report

Posted 12.01.2011 | Education

It's been long suspected that schools serving low-income students receive less money to pay their teachers than those in nearby affluent schools. Now ...

Detroit Students Worst In Nation On National Assessment, Show Some Improvement

Posted 12.07.2011 | Detroit

The report card on America's urban schools is in, and Detroit's grades aren't good. That said, the overall increase in Detroit Public Schools students...

City-Level National Tests Show Slight Math Growth, No Change In Reading

Posted 12.07.2011 | Education

The report card on America's urban schools is in, and the grades aren't good. On Wednesday the U.S. Department of Education released the results of...

Biden Slams College Costs At Florida High School, As Campaign Stresses Middle Class Plight

Posted 12.09.2011 | College

NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. -- Vice President Joe Biden raised alarms about the rising cost of college to a sympathetic audience of high school students, pare...

Can Obama Deliver On His College Affordability Promises?

Posted 12.13.2011 | College

NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. -- When Joe Biden traveled here last week with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to host a town hall on college affordabilit...

Test Scores Often Misused In Policy Decisions

Posted 12.14.2011 | Education

Education policies that affect millions of students have long been tied to test scores, but a new paper suggests those scores are regularly misinterpr...

Pell Grant Maximum Preserved, But Eligibility Limited In Latest Budget Battle

Posted 12.15.2011 | College

With the maximum allocation for Pell Grants preserved in the latest round of the budget showdown -- despite much political football and an earlier Hou...

Charter School Proponents Focus On Accountability In Word If Not In Deed

Posted 12.20.2011 | Education

The most recent call to close underperforming charter schools came not from a teachers' union or a school district, but from a charter-school trade as...

Income, Parental Education Linked To Pre-School Learning Gaps

Posted 12.20.2011 | Education

As states revamp their early childhood education to grab a slice of federal education dollars, some education experts are urging policymakers to look ...

Charter Schools Rarely Closed For Academic Performance: Report

Posted 12.21.2011 | Education

In nearly two decades, only 3 percent of charter schools have ever been closed for underperforming, according to a new report released Tuesday. The...

Race To The Top, Round 3: Seven States Win $200 Million In Funds

Posted 12.23.2011 | Education

Seven more states will receive $200 million in federal funds in the latest round of the Race to the Top competition, President Barack Obama's controve...

Ron Paul's Iowa Caucus Conundrum: Can He Get Out The Youth Vote?

Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

Ron Paul's biggest foe in the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses may not be Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann or even Newt Gingrich. It could be a hangover. Paul is ...