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Good but Not Good Enough: Moving Public Will on Early Childhood Education

Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. | Posted 01.06.2015 | Education
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.

The Obama White House has proposed that high-quality pre-school be extended to every child in America and has been convening meetings around the country with a broad group of stakeholders dedicated to his early learning agenda.

Shahien Nasiripour

How Arne Duncan Is Undercutting Senate Democrats On Student Loan Reforms | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Education is stonewalling Democratic lawmakers' efforts to protect student borrowers from sky-high interest rates and ...

Investing in High-Quality State Pre-kindergarten Wouldn't Pay? Really????

Elaine Weiss | Posted 05.05.2014 | Education
Elaine Weiss

A few high-profile but misleading commentaries over the past few months have cast unwarranted doubt on the proposal by President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to support state pre-k programs and make them accessible to, at the least, all low-income young children.

WATCH: This Miss Will Haunt Tim Duncan

Posted 06.21.2013 | Sports

According to Tim Duncan, it was a bunny. By any name, the short right-handed hook shot is the type that the four-time NBA champion has made throughout...

Arne Duncan, Local Officials React To Oakland College Shooting

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.03.2012 | College

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said he was "saddened" on Tuesday, after learning of a deadly mass shooting at an Oakland college. "I was sadde...

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.

Social Studies Fail Again, With Help From Secretary Duncan

Shaun Johnson | Posted 08.02.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

Mr. Duncan's basic understanding of what test-based reforms are doing to individual schools and school systems is, to borrow an Internet meme, an epic fail.

Guest Column: Obama on Education -- A-Plus Values, F-Minus Policies

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Chris Weigant

Roughly once a year or so, I turn this column space over to a guest author. This usually happens when a point of view is presented to me either in pu...

Lobbying Threatens Overhaul Of Student Loans

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four months ago, it appeared all but certain that the White House and Democrats in Congress would succeed in overhauling the student loa...

Vampires: Immortal, and Recession Proof

Janet Ginsburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Janet Ginsburg

Vampires would fare significantly better than most in our current crisis, because they have a few things most citizens do not: old fashion common sense, a fiscally prudent nature -- and a very long memory.

Shouldn't Every Child Have an Education Like the President's Daughters'?

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Bracey

The president sends Malia and Sasha to a post-modern school focused on the personalization of learning. Isn't it time that every family in the nation has the same opportunity?

Breaking Free of the Urban Education Plantation

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Bracey

I don't think that Geoffrey Canada has found the "ideal intervention" for Harlem kids (he'd be on his way to Oslo to get that Nobel if he'd done that), but I think his model is the way to go.

Obama and Duncan Champion Test Abuse

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Bracey

The President and his Secretary of Education want to use existing tests, willy-nilly, to evaluate teachers. They should both be ashamed.

On Education, the Obama Administration Veers Off Course

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Bracey

How can the Obama administration get it right in education when its data are all wrong and its assumptions about its faulty data are flawed?

A Solution to the Education Dilemma

Deborah Emin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Emin

This solution, which is simple, cheap and easy to do in every school, will insult or anger many people. But, I can tell you that this will work and will solve more problems than it creates.

Looking Deeper Into Obama Education Pick's Accomplishments

Alexander Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alexander Russo

Like Bush's Education Secretary pick Rod Paige, Arne Duncan comes from a big city with a success story that the national press failed to figure out was mostly a mirage.