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Hispanics To GOP: Dont Double My Student Loans

Kristian Ramos | Posted 06.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

Hispanics distinguish themselves every day with their strong work ethic, their leadership and their productivity. They have shown, they are ready to continue to grow, the question is will Congressional Republican's help them?

Lower Student Loan Interest Rates

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 04.27.2012 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

As we work to get the economy back on track, no one is suggesting it would be a good idea to double interest rates on credit cards or home mortgages. Why then do some believe it's a good idea to double interest rates for students?

The 10 Cheapest Public Colleges

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.30.2012 | College

Everyone seems to be talking about the exorbitant cost of higher education lately. Over the past few years, states have made higher education a tar...

Mitt Puts Foot in Mouth Again

Dominic Carter | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Dominic Carter

After all it's Mitt Romney. One step forward, two steps backwards.

The Pillaging and Plundering of Public Education in America

Yousef Abukhdair | Posted 05.08.2014 | Education
Yousef Abukhdair

I urge you to invoke the words Mr. Reagan used to describe the defense budget, as education is best defense in securing the American dream, "defense is not a budget issue. You spend what you need."

America's Public Schools: Still Unequal And Unjust

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

The struggle to make sure a quality education is available to every child -- and not just a privilege for a few -- is the unfinished and critical business before the nation for it will determine America's future place on the global stage in a rapidly changing competitive world.

Could You Pass The 8th Grade By Today's Testing Standards?

Posted 03.30.2012 | Education

As Texas students started taking a new state-mandated test this week, districts across the state have gradually signed on to a resolution that says hi...

Occupying the Department of Education

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

No one's sleeping in a tent. No one is unwelcome. But it is turning various sites at and around the DOE into temporary outdoor classrooms.

Open Letter To U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Gary Orfield | Posted 05.14.2012 | Education
Gary Orfield

It has never been more important to monitor the use of exclusionary practices in schools. Our nation's schools expel over 100,000 students and suspend over 3,000,000 students at least once during each school year.

Counting On Us: Release of New Civil Rights Data Is the First Step in Helping Our Kids

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 05.09.2012 | Education
Deborah J. Vagins

Reliance on practices like suspensions, expulsions and arrests decrease academic achievement and increase the likelihood that students will be pushed out of school, oftentimes into the criminal justice system.

Cuomo, Common Core and Pearson-for-Profit

Alan Singer | Posted 04.29.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

According to the New York Times, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is "investigating whether the Pearson Foundation, the nonprofit arm of one of the nation's largest educational publishers, acted improperly to influence state education officials."

For Students To Excel, The U.S. Must Respect Teachers

Gregory Mullenholz | Posted 04.29.2012 | Education
Gregory Mullenholz

If our best teachers are forced into choosing between earning a living wage and continuing to teach, our profession and our schools have a big problem.

Mochas at The White House

Kuae Kelch Mattox | Posted 04.28.2012 | Black Voices
Kuae Kelch Mattox

It's not often that I'm blown away by an invite, but when 150 leaders from Mocha Moms were invited to the White House for a private event last week, I had to pinch myself a few times just to make sure I wasn't dreaming.

The Promise of RESPECT: A Teacher's View on Transforming the Profession

Teach Plus | Posted 04.25.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

For the teaching profession to be truly revitalized, it is imperative that we address the issue of "respect."

Department Of Education Ends Inquiry Into Harvard Admissions

The Harvard Crimson | Hana N. Rouse and Justin C. Worland , CRIMSON STAFF WRITERS | Posted 02.22.2012 | College

The U.S. Department of Education has closed its investigation into alleged discrimination against Asian Americans in Harvard's admissions policies fol...

Why I Support the Ban On Worship In Public Schools

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch | Posted 04.15.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch

The New York Board of Education is right to oppose a bill that would authorize the use of public school buildings for religious worship. It is precisely because I believe in the central role of religion in America that I support this position.

5 Things Obama's Budget Does For Higher Ed

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.14.2012 | College

President Obama's budget proposal for the 2013 fiscal year would beef up spending on higher education. Appropriately, he unveiled it at a community c...

Jaweed Kaleem

Clergy Fight To Have Work Considered 'Public Service' | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.08.2012 | Religion

By the time he graduated from seminary in 2010, Matthew had taken out almost $100,000 in federal loans so he could become a rabbi and pursue his goal ...

Afterschool Programs in Peril

Jodi Grant | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Jodi Grant

We don't have enough afterschool programs. And many programs are being forced to trim their offerings or close their doors due to the struggling economy and budget cutbacks it has brought.

Does Dade County's 'B' Grade Ignore Social And Economic Factors?

Posted 01.23.2012 | Miami

Despite news that Miami-Dade County 16% more A-ranked schools than it did last year and admirable reading and math skills, the district as a whole did...

Perry Names A New Government Agency He Would Cut, Leaving Out One

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry named a different government agency he would cut as president in an interview on a Savannah, Georgia radio station Friday mornin...

A Sort of Happy New Year for the New Science Budget

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 03.11.2012 | Science
Jonathan D. Moreno

Considering how bad it could have been, science didn't fare all that poorly in the budget bill that President Obama signed on December 23.

Diverse Coalition Urges Department of Education to Protect Freedom of Speech on Campus

Adam Kissel | Posted 03.07.2012 | College
Adam Kissel

Colleges are all over the map when they try to come up with their own definitions of sexual harassment. Our research has found hundreds of distinct formulations and examples, a large number of which are unconstitutional.

Joy Resmovits

Seven States Share $200 Million In Race To The Top | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.24.2012 | 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...

Student Privacy in Peril: Massive Data Gathering With Inadequate Privacy and Security

Daniel J. Solove | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education
Daniel J. Solove

One thing is for certain: the Department of Education's mishandling of personal student financial data in this latest data breach proves that we should be wary of how the Department will utilize this type of data in the future.