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Entries by Joy Resmovits from 03/2012

Race To The Top For Districts Piques Interest Of Chicago And Los Angeles Mayors

Posted 03.02.2012 | Education

Opening a new phase for the Obama administration's role in education reform, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sig...

Minority Students Face Harsher Discipline, Fewer Options, New Federal Data Shows

Posted 03.06.2012 | Education

Minority students have less access to advanced courses, more inexperienced teachers and face tougher disciplinary consequences than their counterparts...

Super Tuesday States Haven't Heard Candidates On Education, Say Teachers, School Leaders

Posted 03.06.2012 | Education

It's Super Tuesday, and Ohio kindergarten teacher Nicole Kessler is frustrated. Budget cuts turned her life upside down this year: To save money on bu...

Teachers Survey: Job Satisfaction, Security Take A Dive

Posted 03.07.2012 | Education

After a year that brought budget cuts, booming class sizes, radical hiring changes and governors who curtailed collective-bargaining rights, teachers'...

Sen. Tom Harkin: Fixing Economy Starts With Early Education

Posted 03.08.2012 | Education

When Sen. Tom Harkin asked a panel of education experts at a Thursday Senate committee hearing how they would improve the country's public schools, he...

School-To-Prison Pipeline Targeted By Judges, Education Officials

Posted 03.12.2012 | Education

Jakayla Ivory, a St. Louis high-school student convicted of second-degree assault, likely would have gotten two years in jail. Instead, she went to sc...

Standardized Test Scores Can Improve When Kids Told They Can Fail, Study Finds

Posted 03.13.2012 | Education

Every day for the last four years, Leah Alcala has greeted her Berkeley, California, middle-school students with an exercise she calls "my favorite no...

Schools Report: Failing To Prepare Students Hurts National Security, Prosperity

Posted 03.19.2012 | Education

Thirty years ago, a Reagan administration report warned of "a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a nation and a people." The ...

Teachers' Satisfaction Tanks On Survey When Higher Expectations Come With Fewer Resources

Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

For the last four years, Beth Sanders has taught ninth and 11th-grade social studies at Tarrant High School in Birmingham, Ala., a school where many s...

Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Fight Bubbles Up In Congress

Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

Spencer Pritchard, a first-year political economics student at University of California, Berkeley, has less control over his professional career than...

Teachers' Support For Reform Depends In Part On Experience -- Gates/Scholastic Survey

Posted 03.26.2012 | Education

Revamping the makeup of the teaching profession through tweaks such as altering tenure and teacher evaluations has become a policy debate du jour, one...

Pell Grants For Poor Students Lose $170 Billion In Ryan Budget

Posted 03.27.2012 | Education

More than 1 million students would lose Pell grants entirely over the next 10 years under Rep. Paul Ryan's budget, according to an analysis that the n...

Ryan Budget: Early Education Cuts Would Pull More Than Two Million Kids From Public Preschool

Posted 03.29.2012 | Education

Even as a growing body of research attests to the importance of early childhood education as an antidote to poverty, the House is preparing to pass a ...