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Pittsburgh Public Schools To Vote On Resolution Opposing Sequestration

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Eleanor Chute | Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

The Pittsburgh Public Schools board is preparing to vote on a resolution opposing sequestration, which Superintendent Linda Lane said would have a "pr...

Joy Resmovits

Barack Obama's Big Education Choice

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.08.2012 | Education

In Rick Hess's eyes, President Barack Obama has a big choice to make. "The president campaigned with a different face of education reform than what...

Julian Castro: Pre-K 4 SA Passage Shows Belief In Education, Opportunity For Future Prosperity

Posted 01.08.2013 | Education

Voters in San Antonio, Texas narrowly passed a pre-kindergarten initiative that would create a full-day program for 22,400 4-year-olds over eight year...

Joy Resmovits

Glenda Ritz Defeats Republican Schools Chief In Indiana Upset

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.07.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- When Indiana won the "Education Reform Idol" competition organized by the right-wing think tank Thomas B. Fordham Institute, it was policy...

Teachers Unions Notch Big Election Wins On State Education Votes

Reuters | Stephanie Simon | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

Nov 7 (Reuters) - Teachers unions won several big victories in both red and blue states Tuesday, overturning laws that would have eliminated tenure ...

Joy Resmovits

Education Ballot Initiatives Sponsored By Bloomberg Super PAC Fail

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.07.2012 | Education

While national attention remained fixed on President Barack Obama's election victory Wednesday morning, education ballot initiatives yielded different...

What 4 More Years For Obama Means For Education

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. President Barack Obama's victory on Tuesday gives him a chance to build on the education p...

How Americans Voted On Key State Funding Measures For Schools

Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

Tuesday was a big day for voters, and not just in the general election. With one eye on the country's next president, voters in several states wer...

Education In The Election: Key State Measures Up For Vote (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 11.06.2012 | Education

As voters cast their ballots today, those with an eye on education are keeping tabs on where states are leaning on the numerous education measures app...

Students Too Young To Vote Carry Out Their Own Elections

Posted 01.06.2013 | Education

As voters head to the polls today, groups of younger, not-quite-18 voters are taking part in democratic elections of their own. At a time when stud...

Education A Top Election Issue For Voters, Polling Results Show

Posted 11.06.2012 | Education

Education was largely absent from the election just months before, but polling results Monday reveal that education has emerged as a top issue among e...

Kids Ask Americans To 'Vote For Me Until I Can'

Posted 01.06.2013 | Education

In a push to encourage voter turnout, Manhattan Country School's 5- and 6-year-olds are asking you to "Vote for Me Until I Can." "I would like to b...

Education In The Election: Education Became An Unexpected Star In The Campaign

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 01.06.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Education may not have topped the average voter's priority list this ye...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Mitt Romney's Last-Minute Education Pitch

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- For the last year, education advocates have been trying to get the subject of America's beleaguered public schools onto the agenda of th...

Education In The Election: Ballot Initiatives Could Transform State Education Policies

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 01.02.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. As millions of Americans head to the polls Tuesday, most of the attenti...

Should State Education Chiefs Be Elected?

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 10.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

What Does Loving Teachers Have To Do With Foreign Policy?

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 12.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. In the final moments of the third presidential debate, a somewhat exasperated moderator, B...

Joy Resmovits

Michelle Rhee's Group Wades Into Michigan Union Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.25.2012 | Education

Michelle Rhee is jumping into another union battle -- this time in Michigan. As Washington, D.C. schools chief, Rhee sparred with American Federati...

As Election Nears, Teachers Push Pro-Obama Message In Swing States

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 12.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. In the swing states of Ohio and Florida, it's crunch time for teachers unions, which in th...

How Do We Overcome Racial Stereotypes To Create A Fair, Effective Education System?

Posted 12.24.2012 | Education

Idaho last week became the 34th state to receive a waiver from No Child Left Behind, the sweeping Bush-era education law that sought to make all stude...

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Union Writes Romney A Faux Valentine

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.24.2012 | Education

Just how much does Mitt Romney love teachers? "I love teachers," he said repeatedly during a spirited exchange in Monday night's foreign policy deb...

Prop 30 And 38 Broken Down, In Pictures And Charts

Posted 12.23.2012 | Education

When Californians hit the voting booths Nov. 6, they will be choosing between two initiatives that will drastically affect how the state's struggling ...

Joy Resmovits

Mitt Romney: "I Love Teachers" But The Fed Doesn't Hire Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

Much to the chagrin of moderator Bob Schieffer, Monday night's presidential debate on foreign policy took a decidedly domestic turn. During a conv...

Joy Resmovits

Mitt Romney, Barack Obama Fall Short On Specifics For Early Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

During Mitt Romney's tenure as governor, he had one-on-one meetings with Patricia Haddad, the Massachusetts Democratic House Speaker Pro Tempore, prec...

Joy Resmovits

Does Education Really Reduce Violence? Checking The Candidates' Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.18.2012 | Education

When asked about gun control in Tuesday night's presidential debate, both former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama both change...