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Dept of Education

Our Golden Opportunity

Lily Eskelsen Garcia | Posted 07.05.2016 | Education
Lily Eskelsen Garcia

With the reauthorization of the absurd and dysfunctional NCLB, we have a chance to once again let teachers teach and let students learn. We have a chance to ignite their imaginations, encourage them to reach their full potential, and expand their world view beyond filling in bubble tests with a #2 pencil.

If HUD Were in Charge of Ebola, 10 Percent of Us Would Be Bleeding From Our Eyes by Now

Pat LaMarche | Posted 01.01.2015 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

These guys at the Dept. of Ed., they're more like the Ebola scientists we hope are working on the problem -- testing for homelessness, and treating those afflicted. They don't use limiting definitions or expect people to prove a negative. Consequently they get a much more accurate picture of the problem. And still they fall short.

What's Next, Arrest in the Womb? Black Students Under Fire

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The quick-trigger suspension and expulsion of black students from schools at the drop of a dime has reached down into preschools and preconditioned far too many teachers and principals to regard black children as classroom dangers.

Protect Student Consumers on Campus

Ethan Senack | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Ethan Senack

In recent years, we've seen a major spike in deals that allow financial service providers to disburse federal financial aid to students through products like debit cards. These deals, which have raised serious concerns from consumer advocates, were shown to have significant risks for students.

Dept. of Education Latest Report Shows More than 1% of School Kids in 2011 Were Homeless

Pat LaMarche | Posted 09.08.2012 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

Last month the U.S. Department of Education issued their most recent report on the education of homeless children. The results -- which even the agency admits are incomplete -- paint a bleak picture of the nation and its glut of homeless kids.

In Public Education, It's the Family, Stupid

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dr. Jim Taylor

Early intervention is both cost effective and economically efficient. It has better outcomes than remediation because it's easier to prevent rather than remediate a problem.

Florida's Education Forward! Summit: Moving the Dialogue a Step Forward

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

Florida's public education challenges are approaching us now with hurricane force. In fact, those in the education profession might describe it as a Category 5 storm.

Casualties of the Aftermath -- The Children

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

As an organizational consultant, I can state with confidence that if respect for teachers is not re-instilled very soon, we will be on an unsustainable path as a nation in need of education reform.

Five Unconscionable Public Education Practices

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

The result of these practices is a tragedy of national proportion in which our student population falls victim to an education system that is, at best, dysfunctional, and at worst, corrupt.