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President Proposes Landmark Investment in Early Learning

Catherine Atkin | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Catherine Atkin

As a bellwether for innovation and home to one out of every eight children in America, California will play a vital role in fulfilling the president's vision for early learning.

Joy Resmovits

Rhee Cheating Investigation Dregs Up Old Memos

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics

More than five years after Michelle Rhee took over Washington, D.C., public schools, and nearly three years after she left her position as chancellor,...

Joy Resmovits

Sequestered Military Schools Get Temporary Reprieve

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

For the last few months, teachers in America's military schools have scrambled to understand how across-the-board cuts to the Department of Defense, o...

Joy Resmovits

No Preschool For You, Some States May Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's "Preschool for All" initiative in his 2014 2014 budget proposal is billed as a way to make sure every American child can atte...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Budget Flatlines Education Funds For Poor Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

While President Barack Obama's 2014 budget proposal asks for an overall spending increase to education, most of that will go to new programs and compe...

Joy Resmovits

These States Don't Fund School For Littlest Learners

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's 2014 budget pits education activists against the tobacco industry by proposing to help fund a new early childhood education p...

A Warning to Young People: Don't Become a Teacher

Randy Turner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Randy Turner

Young teachers from across the United States have told me they no longer have the ability to properly manage classrooms not because of lack of desire, but because of upper administration decisions to reduce statistics on classroom referrals and in-school and out-of-school suspensions.

Joy Resmovits

But Big Tobacco Doesn't Want To Pay For Preschool

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

Though President Barack Obama's administration hasn't formally released its 2014 budget, one component is already facing resistance from the tobacco i...

Single-Sex Education: A Viable Option for Today's Students

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Kevin P. Chavous

Single-sex education is seeing a reemergence and could be a key to helping low- to middle-income minority students succeed in the classroom.

Joy Resmovits

This State Could Become The First To Require Armed School Employees

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

The National Rifle Association on Tuesday released its long-awaited "National School Shield Report," a lengthy document that recommends that schools a...

Finally! A School Says To Chill On The Axe Body Spray

AP | Posted 05.20.2013 | Teen

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — A Pennsylvania high school wants its students to cut back on the body spray. Freedom High School in Bethlehem says one of its ...

William McGuinness

What Can Students Learn From The KKK?

HuffingtonPost.com | William McGuinness | Posted 03.20.2013 | Black Voices

Popular knowledge suggests that hate is learned, like writing or reading. So who is the most effective teacher, and what happens when professors and t...

After Decade Of Criticism, Perhaps Student Tracking Will Get Another Look

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Teachers say they are grouping students of similar abilities with each other inside classrooms and schools are clustering pupils wi...

Ed Today: Denver School Cheating, Moody's Likes Philly School Closings

Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Colorado Cheating? According to Ed News Colorado, about 35 high school students figured out how to go into their teachers' computer system. They changed their grades on instant "mastery tests" to make it look as if they'd entered the correct answers in the first place. Thirty-five kids in a major urban school district is proportionally small, but keep in mind that the mastery test is a low-stakes, formative assessment. As high-stakes standardized tests become digitized, is this something we're going to see happen more often?

No, Hitler Is Not Cool: Reflections On Teaching My Indonesian Students About the Holocaust

Sarah Brafman | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Sarah Brafman

Over the course of my year teaching in Indonesia, I have had some troubling encounters with Nazi symbolism. I have repeatedly seen several students walking around the halls "Heiling" Hitler.

Joy Resmovits

The Good News About Teacher Layoffs

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.14.2013 | Los Angeles

After years of threatening to lay off tens of thousands of teachers due to budget shortfalls, California has some relatively good news: less than one-...

It's Not About a Test, It's About the Adult Learner

Randy Trask | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Randy Trask

This isn't about having a choice of providers, but rather a choice about the future of adult education and preparing adults to earn family sustaining wages.

Ed Today: Department Of Defense Schools Await Furlough News; More Early Education Details From Obama Administration

Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Sequestration Nation? Department of Defense schools stillhaven't learned the extend of the effects of sequestration cuts, a fact that has rankled DoD teachers and families across the globe, we report. DoD schools across the globe could face up to 22 days of furloughs, but the body that governs these schools is still figuring it out. Some teachers want to find other cuts. "It seems odd that we're told we're mission-essential, but now, we can suddenly be furloughed," one teacher in the UK told me.

Joy Resmovits

Military Teachers Feel 'Let Down' By Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

When BettyLou Cummins became a teacher in Defense Department schools 34 years ago, she knew that her livelihood would depend on the federal government...

Joy Resmovits

Teachers' Union Leader Handcuffed For Protest

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, was arrested Thursday afternoon for blocking a school reform hearing i...

Ed Today: John Legend On Education; North Dakota Withdraws No Child Left Behind Waiver Request

Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

John Legend, Saving Your Schools? Musician John Legend appeared at USC last night to promote his education reform agenda, according to the Daily Trojan. "If we think demography is destiny, we will allow our school system to confirm that belief," Legend said, echoing basically the entire reform movement. He serves on the board education advocacy group Stand for Children.

Jindal's Education Reform Package Second To Be Struck Down By Court

Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Months after a court struck down Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's (R) school voucher program, the Republican star is suffering another major judicial blow to his education agenda. On Monday, a Baton Rouge judge threw out Jindal's major education-reform package, reports the Associated Press.

Joy Resmovits

Military Schools Already Laying Off Teachers Due To Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

When President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday night mandating across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration, Henry Strom, the s...

Teacher-Evaluation Plans Bedevil D.C., Waiver States

www.edweek.org | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

Even though 34 states and the District of Columbia have No Child Left Behind Act waivers in hand, many of them are still negotiating with the U.S. Dep...

America's Middle Class Promise Starts Early

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Kathleen Sebelius

Early childhood education is one of the best investments we can make in America's future. Now is the time to redouble our efforts, not cut back. Doing right by our youngest children is essential to America's middle-class promise. We look forward to working together to make it happen.