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Why Bobby Jindal Is Being Sued By His Allies

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) spent Tuesday fending off a legal attack from his allies. Two years ago, Jindal visited a charter school operated ...

The Odyssey Project: Incarcerated Youth Bring a Classic to the Stage at UCSB

Ming Holden | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Ming Holden

The boys shuffle in from the bright Isla Vista heat outside, eight teenagers dressed in the navy blue polo shirt, slacks, and black-and-white converse sneakers that constitute the uniform of the juvenile detention center a few miles outside of town.

A Defining Moment for Online Learning

Buck Goldstein | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Buck Goldstein

market forces and consumer behavior take longer to impact academia than other institutions. Academic tradition, arcane processes and the drive to consensus are all hard to overcome. That's why Rick Levin's decision to join Coursera is so important.

Nation's Largest Teachers' Union Calls On Arne Duncan To Resign

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest teachers' union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit. Delegates of the National Educa...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Plans To Tackle Major Education Inequality

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration will announce plans on Monday to enforce a long-ignored federal mandate: a decade-old requirement that states give students o...

Higher Ed Slims Down

Kitty Dare | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Kitty Dare

Higher education in America fails mostly for the same reason people get fat. It takes a lot of hard work to be successful no matter how you go about it. But there are options.

Joy Resmovits

Alarming Number Of Urban Teachers Are 'Chronically Absent'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Political battles over teaching in the last decade have focused on complexities of pensions, evaluations and standardized testing, often ignoring a ba...

Kids Stoppin' Styrofoam at Dunkin' Donuts

Ted Wells | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Ted Wells

There are so many reasons why Dunkin' Donuts shouldn't use styrofoam cups. It's bad for the environment, it's bad for animals, and it causes human health issues.

In Pursuit of Brown

Eric Lerum | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Eric Lerum

Lots of folks are reflecting on the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. I first realized the true reach of Brown 12 years ago, when I w...

Joy Resmovits

Louisiana Special Education Bill Would Segregate Students With Disabilities

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

Should schools expect students with a disability to know the same things as other kids their age to advance and graduate? This decades-old question...

Give Children a Voice and You Will Be Amazed

Chuck Cadle | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Chuck Cadle

When students are challenged with fun and engaging projects, they amaze us with their ingenuity and perseverance.

The Death of Creativity in the Classroom

Randy Turner | Posted 07.13.2014 | Education
Randy Turner

The more importance that is placed on standardized tests, the more teaching to the test we will see, including the administering of entire series of practice tests. We will see an increase in scripted, cookie-cutter lesson plans because when administrators' jobs are on the line.

Joy Resmovits

Charter Schools Get Less Money Than Public Schools. Is That A Problem?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Charter schools receive less funding than traditional public schools on average, according to a new report -- but some experts say that the funding g...

Joy Resmovits

How Both Parties Are Failing Students With Disabilities

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Educational funding for students with disabilities became the subject of yet another heated partisan argument with no resolution at a budget hearing T...

"Fixing" Higher Education Requires a Diversity of Assessments and Reforms

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 06.08.2014 | College
Robert J. Cabin

Empowering centralized education bureaucracies to apply one-size-fits-all reforms and rating systems is a recipe for disaster.

Joy Resmovits

How Bill De Blasio May Be Helping Charter Schools More Than Some Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Last fall, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) waged his successful populist campaign in part on reversing his predecessor Michael Bloo...

Admitted to All 8 Ivies: What It Really Means

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 06.05.2014 | College
Erika Oppenheimer

The reason that Kwasi's success doesn't depend on which school he attends is because Kwasi has cracked the "big secret" that I hope to instill in every one of my students: ultimately, the power to succeed lies in you.

Joy Resmovits

And The World's Best Problem-Solvers Are...

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

American students are barely above the average of 44 countries and economies in problem-solving skills, far behind teens in Asia, according to the fir...

Joy Resmovits

The Nation's Most Segregated Schools Aren't Where You'd Think They'd Be

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.26.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- The nation's most segregated schools aren't in the deep south -- they're in New York, according to a report released Tuesday by the Univer...

Beyond Pre-K: California Leaps Ahead With Comprehensive Approach From Birth

Deborah Kong | Posted 05.25.2014 | Education
Deborah Kong

While preschool expansion is in the headlines across the nation, California is leaping ahead with a focus on building a comprehensive early learning system from birth through age 5.

Students Are Now Competing Across Continents to Reduce the Most Emissions, and Waste, in Their Schools

Veronique Pittman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Green
Veronique Pittman

What began in 2003 in one school as a campus-wide energy conservation competition to raise awareness about energy consumption is now being used as a successful tool for schools and entire districts to meet strict energy savings targets.

Joy Resmovits

American Schools Are STILL Racist, Government Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

Public school students of color get more punishment and less access to veteran teachers than their white peers, according to surveys released Friday b...

The Power of Water: A Key Resource of the 21st Century

John T. Delaney | Posted 05.19.2014 | Green
John T. Delaney

My purpose is not to identify places or companies in which to invest; instead it is to point out that the power of water -- as demonstrated by floods and tsunamis, as well as the capacity to support commerce -- is going to be seen in a different way in coming years.

Joy Resmovits

Bill Gates Accuses Common Core Critics Of Trying To Send U.S. Back In Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

Bill Gates is rallying teachers to support an embattled cause, the Common Core State Standards. At a speech Friday afternoon in Washington, D.C., t...

Are You Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired of Common Core?

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

I respect education policy debate and discussion, but the division and bickering on the Common Core State Standards initiative has me "sick and tired." Not only are education reformers embroiled in a growing verbal death match, but partisan politics has once again taken precedence over doing what's right for kids.