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Joy Resmovits

Will Presidential Debate Change Weight Given To Education In 2012 Campaign?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.16.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, D.C. public schools, is frustrated. During the first presidential debate two weeks ago...

Joy Resmovits

Romney Adviser Calls Head Start 'A Social Experience'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.18.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- When it comes to the nuts and bolts of education policy, a topic that ranks high among the concerns of female and Latino voters, Mitt Romn...

Obama Administration Awards $290 Million In Grants To Incentivize Top Teachers

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 09.28.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is awarding $290 million in grants to reward top teachers and boost opportunities for teachers who work in impo...

Is The Chicago Teachers Strike Hurting Obama?

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.17.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. The Chicago teachers strike, which entered its fifth day on Friday, cou...

Teachers' Unions Will Still Push Hard For Obama Despite Strike Tension

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. The head of one of the country's largest teachers unions knows all too well the frustratio...

Education In America: Why It Matters In The Election

AP | CAROLE FELDMAN | Posted 11.11.2012 | Education

The issue: States and local governments have the primary responsibility for education in the United States. But the federal government gets a big say...

Nearly 900 Districts Vie For $400 Million In Federal Ed Grants

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 08.31.2012 | Education

MIAMI -- Nearly 900 school districts across the nation intend to apply for a slice of close to $400 million in grants that the U.S. Education Departme...

Romney Adviser: How Romney Would Take On Unions, Shrink Education Department

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 08.31.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has attempted to make his philosophy about how to impro...

Joy Resmovits

Romney, Ryan Differ On Key Education Elements

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

In roundtables with teachers and visits to classrooms, President Barack Obama is continuing to attack the GOP ticket on education this week, from Mitt...

Don't Forget Ed

Merone Tesfaye | Posted 10.17.2012 | Education
Merone Tesfaye

Whether we win those jobs comes down to the quality of our education. It does not take a PhD to figure out what will happen in a global economy if other countries invest more in their schools to prepare their youth for jobs.

Obama Announces $1 Billion 'Master Teacher' Program

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 09.16.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration unveiled plans Wednesday to create an elite corps of master teachers, a $1 billion effort to boost U.S. s...

Joy Resmovits

Ed Tech Groups: Obama Administration Is Innovating Backwards

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.14.2012 | Education

When U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan opened the Race to the Top competition to individual school districts two weeks ago, he said he wanted to...

Joy Resmovits

Romney Pushes School Vouchers, Federal Rollback

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.23.2012 | Education

In a week-long series of campaign activities that began Wednesday with an address to the Latino Coalition's Annual Economic Summit, former Massachuset...

Joy Resmovits

Expert: American Scores 'Unacceptable' On National Science Exams

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

About a third of eighth-graders who took a national science exam in 2011 were proficient, according to results released Thursday, a statistic called "...

Joy Resmovits

Will Education Be A Decisive Election Issue In 2012?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.04.2012 | Education

After a presidential primary campaign so far largely devoid of debate on education, the topic could be a decisive one in 2012, according to a new surv...

Joy Resmovits

Harkin, Ryan Spar Over Littlest Learners

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | 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 ...

Joy Resmovits

Will Congress Prevent Student-Loan Interest Rates From Doubling?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | 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...

Obama: 'The Only Reason I'm Here Is Because Someone Invested In Me'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

If you could sit down for dinner with the President of the United States, what would you ask him? Retired school teacher Juanita Martinez of Bright...

Measuring Teacher "Diversity" in a Segregated School System

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.18.2012 | Education
Michelle Chen

A classroom in an underserved community encapsulates countless obstacles and missed opportunities. Teachers should understand and empathize with the community they work in.

In First Round, 11 States Look To Dump No Child Left Behind

Posted 01.15.2012 | Education

The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that 11 states have formally submitted requests for waivers from key provisions of No Child Left Be...

Obama Meets With Corporate CEOs To Fundraise For U.S. Education

Posted 09.17.2011 | Education

President Barack Obama hosts an education roundtable today with some of his top education staff and several of the nation's most prominent CEOs to enc...

Sam Stein

Obama's Stimulus Reaps Rewards: Major Education Union Begins 2012 Endorsement

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Education Association’s decision on Friday to begin the formal process of endorsing President Barack Obama’s re-electio...

Matt Damon Calls Out President Obama

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

This is not the man he voted for. Matt Damon sat down with Piers Morgan for an interview that will air Thursday night, and among other things, talked...

Obama Proposes Sweeping Education Reforms, New Federal Commitment To Kids

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA — President Barack Obama is promising parents and their kids that with his administration's help they will have better teachers in impro...

Transform Education? Yes, We Must

Sir Ken Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sir Ken Robinson

Economically and culturally, the future of America and of the rest of world lies now in a different direction. It will depend on the vitality, diversity and creativity of all its people.