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Not All Private Schools Parallel Romney Education Plan

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 10.30.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Expanding school choice is a central piece of Mitt Romney's education p...

Neal Boortz Blames Public Schools For President Obama's Election

Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

Neal Boortz, conservative talk show host, denounced public school education at a Tea Party rally in Tampa Monday. During his speech at the Unity Ra...

Rhee At GOP Convention: Ed Reform Will Require 'Getting Ready For A Fight'

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee called for classroom teach...

2012 GOP Platform: 'English First,' No Counseling, Contraception In Sex Ed

Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

Rejecting a “one size fits all” approach to education, the 2012 GOP education platform advocates providing broad education choices to parents and ...

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 ...

Obama, Romney Battle Over Private Sector In Education

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - On the campaign trail during the past week, President Barack Obama talked a lot abou...

Duncan: 'No Simple Answer' To Student Debt

Posted 08.24.2012 | Education

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was recently interviewed by “Bloomberg EDU” host Jane Stoddard Williams for a segment that will air Friday at 1...

Joy Resmovits

Romney, Ryan Differ On Key Education Elements

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

In roundtables with teachers and visits to classrooms, President Barack Obama is continuing to attack the GOP ticket on education this week, from Mitt...

Obama: Romney, Ryan School Cuts 'Unfair' To Kids, Would Cripple Schools

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.22.2012 | Education

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- President Barack Obama says Mitt Romney's spending cuts would cripple schools while his tax cuts shower more breaks on millio...

Nearly Half Of Americans 'Very Familiar' With NCLB Say It Worsened Education

Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

More Americans think No Child Left Behind has made education in the U.S. worse rather than better, according to results from a Gallup poll released Mo...

Joy Resmovits

Romney 'Better Positioned' Than John McCain Was On Education, Poll Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama is attacking presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on education this week in speeches, videos and radio adv...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Will Hit Romney On Education Record As Governor

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

David Driscoll, who recently served as Massachusetts' education commissioner, remembers touring the state's high schools to promote a new scholarship ...

Joy Resmovits

Class Sizes Rise As 300,000 Fired Educators Won't Be Going Back To School

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education

Hundreds of thousands of teachers have lost their jobs in recent years. And as U.S. students go back to school amid a presidential campaign with clash...

New Yorkers For Great Public Schools Report Blasts Mitt Romney Education Policy, StudentsFirst NY

Posted 10.17.2012 | Education

A coalition of labor unions and liberal advocacy groups has launched a campaign to tie Mitt Romney to supporters of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg'...

Joy Resmovits

What's That Stack Of Money Doing Near The Stock Exchange?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.15.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- While cash and Wall Street go hand-in-hand, the College Board is hoping that a 6-foot-tall display of (fake) hundred-dollar bills placed n...

No Child Left Behind: Not Dead Yet

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 10.14.2012 | 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...

Ed In The Election: Paul Ryan On Education

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Mitt Romney’s pick of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his vice presidentia...

New Democratic Senate Bill: No Aid For 'Worthless' Degrees

| Joanne Jacobs | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Community College Spotlight blog. Sen. Tom Harkin’s Protecting Students from Worthless ...

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...

Private Firms Eyeing Profits From U.S. Public Schools

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon NEW YORK, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The investors gathered in a tony private club in Manhattan were eager to hear about the...

Joy Resmovits

Bigger Classes Preferred Over Randomly Chosen Teachers, Survey Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.02.2012 | Education

As school districts suffer from increasing costs and not enough cash, only 11 percent of Americans are willing to pay more in taxes to fund communitie...

Joy Resmovits

Weingarten On Detroit Schools Administration: 'They Should Be Embarrassed'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.27.2012 | Education

A few years ago, when Randi Weingarten and her colleagues at the American Federation of Teachers chose to set their 2012 convention in Detroit, the le...

Obama Announces First-Ever African-American Education Office

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is creating a new office to bolster education of African-American students. The White House says the office wi...

Joy Resmovits

Duncan: Looming Cuts 'Playing Chicken With The Lives Of The American People'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

Schools, HIV testing, childcare and unemployment programs are all "under threat" as across-the-board cuts, known as sequestration, are scheduled to st...

Lucia Graves

‘What Does This Kind Of Negligence Do To Our Students?’

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education

Leila Chakravarty, a seventh-grade math teacher in the Los Angeles public school system, measures the cost of austerity cuts to education not in gym s...