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Entries by Joy Resmovits from 07/2012

Teachers' Union Calls For More Responsibility, Obama Support As Its Membership Declines

Posted 07.02.2012 | Education

After a few years of tremendous membership loss, the nation's largest teachers' union is reinventing itself. "Instead of waiting for someone to tel...

Joe Biden To Teachers: Mitt Romney Thinks You're Selfish

Posted 07.03.2012 | Education

Vice President Joe Biden thinks that teachers face a "fullblown assault" thanks to people like Mitt Romney. "I can't think of a candidate for presi...

No Child Left Behind Waivers Granted To More Than Half Of U.S. States

Posted 07.06.2012 | Education

The states of Washington and Wisconsin will be allowed to wiggle out of No Child Left Behind's rigorous test requirements, joining two dozen other U.S...

School Easy, Failing To Challenge Students, Survey Says

Posted 07.10.2012 | Education

"Do schools challenge our students?" No, says a paper published today by the progressive think tank Center of American Progress. More than half of ...

Arne Duncan To Report College Completion Rates Rise By Half A Percentage Point

Posted 07.12.2012 | Education

The number of Americans with college degrees is inching up slowly, with about 100,000 more students holding post-secondary degrees in 2010 than the ye...

School Discipline Alternatives Explored In Harkin Hearing

Posted 07.12.2012 | Education

During Elijah's early years in school, Debbie Jackson, his single mother, routinely came home to hear messages of his screams on her answering machine...

Larger Class Sizes, Education Cuts Harm Children's Chance To Learn

Posted 07.14.2012 | Education

This article is part of a Huffington Post series on the global impact of austerity -- "A Thousand Cuts" -- from affordable housing funds lost in San F...

Standardized Tests Of Tomorrow Behind Schedule, According To Insider Survey

Posted 07.17.2012 | Education

When asked about the problems associated with standardized testing -- cheating, overtesting, blunt measures of student achievement -- U.S. Secretary o...

REPORTAGE. Vivre l'austérité, épisode 3 : les écoles à New York

Posted 07.18.2012 | France

Ce reportage est un épisode d'une série des éditions internationales du Huffington Post sur les gens qui vivent au quotidien les mesures d'économi...

No Child Left Behind Waivers Granted To 33 U.S. States, Some With Strings Attached

Posted 07.19.2012 | Education

By Thursday, the Obama administration will have waived 32 states and Washington, D.C. from No Child Left Behind -- sort of. U.S. Secretary of Educa...

College Cost Shopping Sheet Aims To Ease School Comparison

Posted 07.24.2012 | Education

College shopping is about to get a whole lot easier -- well, for potential students at some schools. On Tuesday, the Obama administration will reve...

Education Budget Cuts From Sequestration Could Be Devastating, Duncan Says

Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

Schools, HIV testing, childcare and unemployment programs are all "under threat" as across-the-board cuts, known as sequestration, are scheduled to st...

Randi Weingarten Heads To Detroit, Aims To Force Contract Negotiations For Teachers

Posted 07.27.2012 | Education

A few years ago, when Randi Weingarten and her colleagues at the American Federation of Teachers chose to set their 2012 convention in Detroit, the le...

'Irreplaceable' Teachers Retained Poorly, TNTP Education Report Finds

Posted 07.30.2012 | Education

The high rate of teachers cycling in and out of schools is detrimental to the education profession and worse for students, decades of policy and resea...