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For-Profit Colleges Worst At Graduating Students Who Can Repay Loans

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business

For-profit colleges owned by publicly traded corporations were among the worst in preparing students for jobs that allow them to repay debts, accordin...

My Most Important Job

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 08.18.2012 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

A few days ago, I went to my 10-year-old daughter's band concert. It was a great evening, and after the show a few parents told me they were surprised I'd made it, considering my schedule -- which got me thinking.

Promise Of The 'Flipped Classroom' Eludes Poorer School Districts

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 06.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. When Portland, Ore., elementary school teacher Sacha Luria decided last fall to try out a ...

Chris Kirkham

State Prosecutors Probe Company That Connects Veterans With For-Profit Colleges

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business

The explosive enrollment growth of for-profit colleges in recent years has been aided by the lead-generation industry, a little-known collection of on...

Millions Spent On Improving Teachers, But Little Done To Make Sure It's Working

| Beth Fertig and Sarah Garland | Posted 06.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Helping struggling teachers improve has become a big concern–and a big business–across...

Mitt Romney and the Marketplace of Ideas

Heath Brown | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics
Heath Brown

The future vitality of the U.S. democratic system of government and quality of our public policies should be based on broadening the array of ideas presidential candidates from both parties and the public can evaluate, debate, and ultimately base their political decisions.

Department of Education Recommits To Career And Technical Training

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sayre Quevedo The United States Department of Education recently issued recommended reforms for Career and Technical Education (CTE). The proposa...

Rise In Science, Math Enrollment Just 'Bubbles Of Improvement'

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 05.24.2012 | Education

MIAMI -- More high school students are enrolling in math and science classes and seeking online learning opportunities. Fewer want or are able to find...

The Presidential Campaign And Latino Education

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 07.17.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Trends in Latino education are also trends in education for all U.S. students. Producing an under-educated generation of students makes for a weak country. Perhaps that is what Obama and Romney should be addressing.

Education Department issues guidelines for restraining, isolating disruptive students

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan FerrissiWatch NewsIn response to simmering concerns over reported abuses, the U.S. Department of Education issued multiple guidelines Tuesd...

Feds Open Civil Rights Cases on Tucson Schools Under Pedicone's Latino Crackdown: "Sheriff Arpaio of American Schools?"

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Jeff Biggers

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has opened investigations into possible violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act in Tucson. Not that TUSD has bothered to inform the district's taxpayers of the investigation.

Obama Promises Summer Jobs In Aim To Lure Young Voters

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business

By Lily Kuo WASHINGTON, May 2 (Reuters) - The White House pledged on Wednesday to help lower-income youth find summer jobs in a move ...

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.