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Are Great Teachers Born or Made?

Dan Brown | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education
Dan Brown

It's not always pretty, but my students have shown important progress toward college and career readiness -- something I could never claim from my rookie misadventure at P.S. 85. What accounts for the change?

Virginia Schools Will Redo Academic Standards To Help Struggling Students

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 08.31.2012 | Education

After criticism for its unfair academic achievement standards, Virginia and the U.S. Department of Education have come to an agreement to revise the s...

Do the New School Food Regulations Actually Hinder Scratch-Cooking?

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 10.29.2012 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

For the majority of districts struggling to meet the new school food standards with inadequate funding and labor, the highly processed, lower priced, heat-and-eat entree will continue to remain an alluring option.

Who Could Be Romney's Education Secretary?

Education Week | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education

With the Republican National Convention about to kick off, it's officially time to start speculating about who could be presumptive GOP Mitt Romney's ...

Former Department Of Education Employee Pressured Principal To Hire His Wife

Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

A former network leader for the Department of Education pressured a principal he supervised to hire his wife and retain her position despite budget cu...

Feds Open $400 Million Education Grant Competition To 'Anemic' Response

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 08.12.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to build on state-level reforms aimed at closing the education achievement gap, the Education Department opened its Race to the T...

Some States Resisting Obama Administration Ed-Reform Requirements

| Sarah Garland | Posted 10.10.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. This week the Obama administration announced it had released a total of...

Higher Education, Student Loans: Victors and Victims

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 10.07.2012 | College
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

By producing a comprehensive plan for the reform of higher education in a manner that treats students as customers, the Attainment Commission can put them on the road to being victors rather than victims.

Joy Resmovits

Nobody Asked If U.S. Special Ed Transition Programs Work, Report Says | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2012 | Education

Thirty-six hours after Marlyn Wells gave birth to Anna, she learned her daughter had Down syndrome. Just a few years later, the family started talking...

Troubled University Vows To Protect Women After Rape Charges

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2012 | College

By Laura Zuckerman Aug 1 (Reuters) - The University of Montana pledged to ensure the safety of women on the 15,600-student campus in ...

Chinese Students: We Were Transferred To Poor-Performing School To Boost Scores

Posted 08.01.2012 | Education

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has launched an investigation into allegations that the San Mateo Union High School District...

Top U.S. High School Hit With Civil Rights, Discrimination Suit

Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a prestigious Alexandria, Va. high school, has been hit with a federal civil rights lawsu...

The Tennessee Story

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 09.22.2012 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

As Tennessee has shown, our children, our teachers, and our country will be better off when school leaders and educators finally undertake the challenging task of creating a meaningful and useful system for supporting and evaluating our nation's teachers.

U.S. Students Still Lag Behind Foreign Peers, Outpaced By 24 Countries

Posted 09.22.2012 | Education

U.S. students aren't progressing to catch up to their peers in other industrialized countries. A report recently published by Harvard University's ...

Talking Leadership With Joanne Weiss, Arne Duncan's Chief of Staff at the Department of Education

Tom Fox | Posted 09.19.2012 | Education
Tom Fox

Joanne Weiss is chief of staff to Secretary Arne Duncan at the U.S. Department of Education. She joined the department in 2009 as senior adviser to the secretary and director of the Race to the Top program.

Tyler Kingkade

Study Finds Disturbing Trend With Private Student Loans | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.20.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Students took on more student-loan debt than they needed or could handle, during a borrowing boom from 2004 to 2008, largely due to relaxe...

Education Department Revamps Broken Disability Review Program

propublica | Sasha Chavkin | Posted 07.19.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of ProPublica. The Education Department proposed new rules on Tuesday to revamp its troubled program for forgiving...

Change On The Horizon For Disabled Borrowers

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Michael Stratford | Posted 07.17.2012 | College

A series of regulations that would streamline the loan-discharge process for disabled borrowers has moved a step closer to being approved, as the Depa...

Saki Knafo

At White House Panel On Homeless Kids, Some Say Obama Isn't Helping Enough | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact

Carrie Parker likes to say that her story isn't a "typical homeless story." It started with a teenager "knocking on my door, asking for a place to sta...

More Public Schools Splitting Up Boys, Girls

AP | JESSIE L. BONNER and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education

MIDDLETON, Idaho -- Robin Gilbert didn't set out to confront gender stereotypes when she split up the boys and girls at her elementary school in rural...

America's Short School Year Correlated With Weak Academic Performance

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Education
Howard Steven Friedman

Forgetting curves demonstrate that memory retention declines exponentially over time, so the long American summer vacation takes a major toll on a student's ability to progress.

Chris Kirkham

Future Of For-Profit College Regulations Now In Obama Administration's Hands | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business

After a federal judge struck down key parts of new regulations on for-profit colleges last weekend, it's undecided whether the Department of Education...

New York DOE & NYPD Commit to Confronting Arrest and Suspension Rates

Dinu Ahmed | Posted 09.01.2012 | Education
Dinu Ahmed

On Monday, June 25th, the first-ever "People's Hearing on School Justice in the Bronx" was held to examine school disciplinary procedures -- particularly the overuse of suspensions and arrests in Bronx public schools.

Chris Kirkham

Federal Judge Strikes Down Crux Of Obama For-Profit College Rules | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business

A federal judge has struck down central parts of hotly debated new federal regulations meant to rein in for-profit colleges that often leave students ...

Education Insiders Dissatisfied With Congress, Disapprove Of Romney's Plan

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 07.02.2012 | Education

All education "insiders" disapprove of the way Congress handles education, according to a new report. The report, called "Common Core, RTT-D, and S...