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Sandy Hook's 'New Old Principal'

Posted 01.03.2013 | Education

Nearly three weeks after a gunman tore through the halls of Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing six school employees and 20 children, students of th...

More Educational Choice Needed in 2013

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 03.04.2013 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

Why is it that after years and years of trying, we can't get education right in this country? The answer can possibly be found in the famous Einstein quote about the definition of insanity which is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

$100M Lawsuit Over Newtown Shooting DROPPED

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2013 | Crime

(Adds comment from attorney, byline, dateline) By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK, Jan 1 (Reuters) - A $100 million legal claim...

The Cost vs. Quality Conundrum: Top Higher Ed Tech Trends for 2013

Sean Devine | Posted 02.20.2013 | Education
Sean Devine

Technology has transformed a variety of industries over the past decade, from ecommerce to entertainment. One could argue that 2012 was the year that technology accelerated its march to transforming education as well.

Veto Of Michigan Guns In Schools Bill Marks Win For AFT

Posted 12.18.2012 | Education

Just four days after the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder rejected a bill Tuesday that would...

Legislator's Solution to School Shootings -- Let NRA Teach First Graders

Randy Turner | Posted 02.16.2013 | Education
Randy Turner

Rather than taking common sense efforts to make sure that the kinds of guns that no one needs for protection or for sport are taken off the marketplace, Missouri Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, has a different, more gun-friendly solution.

When Even The Toughest Plans Can't Save: School Had Drills To Handle Such Situations

Posted 12.17.2012 | Education

Sandy Hook Elementary didn't take chances when it came to safety. The school had regular lockdown drills, teaching students and teachers to stay q...

Student To Teacher Who Locked Class In Bathroom During Shooting: 'I Just Want Christmas'

Posted 12.16.2012 | Education

Sandy Hook Elementary first grade teacher Kaitlin Roig was worried that she and her students would not survive the gunfire that flew through the Conne...

Newtown Elementary Therapist: 'Hero' Teacher Used Body To Hold Door Shut During School Shooting

Posted 12.14.2012 | Education

As details continue to unfold about Friday morning's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., more stories are surfacing about...

Baltimore Superintendent 'Furious' Over Elementary School Shooting

Posted 12.14.2012 | Education

Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance took to Twitter to issue a heartfelt reaction to the shooting that terrorized a Newtown, C...

'We Felt Abandoned'

AINN | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

By Sarah Pavlus Amid online education wave, a rural college chooses face-to-face programs As online higher education programs grab headlines ac...

WATCH: Why Employers Can't Find Workers While 75 Million Youth Are Jobless

Posted 12.10.2012 | Education

Around the world, governments and businesses face a conundrum: high levels of youth unemployment and a shortage of job seekers with critical skills. ...

How to Save Common Core

John Thompson | Posted 02.06.2013 | Education
John Thompson

"Reformers" must choose between their value-added models and top down micromanaging of "innovations" and their desire to teach for college and career readiness.

Joy Resmovits

National Vocabulary Test Sheds Light On Reading 'Crisis', Experts Say | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.06.2012 | Education

If you can identify the meaning of the word "prospered" within a passage, chances are you know more vocabulary than most American high school seniors....

Controversial Group's Strategy Raises Concern Over 'Inappropriate' Partnerships

Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

By Sarah Pavlus For-profit university targets community college students University of Phoenix says new relationships will restore profits, repu...

Joy Resmovits

Too Cool For School? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Shawn Brody is a high school dropout -- he just didn't see the point in all that school. Now 24, Brody crashes with his dad in Brooklyn...

Dear Santa: Please Save Head Start

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 02.03.2013 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

Dear Santa, I imagine you don't get too many letters from pre-kindergarteners who haven't held a pencil or sung the alphabet or haven't heard a bedtime story.

Students Rally To Support Principal Criticized For Hand-Holding Punishment

Posted 12.03.2012 | Education

Hundreds of Westwood High School students in Mesa, Ariz., rallied Monday to support their principal, who has been facing scrutiny after handing down a...

Joy Resmovits

Are We Spending Too Little On Standardized Tests? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.29.2012 | Education

Matt Chingos has an idea that will likely roil the scores of parents and teachers who think the U.S. tests its students too much: we might actually sp...

Who Says Online Courseware Will Cause the Death of Universities?

XPRIZE | Posted 01.29.2013 | Education

By Tom Katsouleas Tom Katsouleas is the Dean of Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. He serves as Chair of the National Academy of Engineeri...

Players Won't Rat, So School Cancels Season

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.29.2012 | Education

A middle school principal in New Rochelle, N.Y., quickly tackled the problem when the football team refused to rat out the leaders of a hazing inciden...

Rhonda Broussard: Teaching Kids Across Language Barriers

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 01.28.2013 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

From day one, these kids become engulfed on not just the spoken language, but the culture of the language -- which is exactly the experience Rhonda was hoping to provide.

Joy Resmovits

A Reality Check For Charter Schools | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.28.2012 | Education

Charter schools are about to get a reality check. As someone who has observed the breakneck pace of the growing charter school movement up close, ...

Joy Resmovits

Testing Exec: We Haven't Updated Security Procedures Since Major Breach | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education

The teacher cheating ring that operated in Memphis for 15 years shines a light on the murky world of teacher licensing, experts say. Federal prosec...

Joy Resmovits

Custody Battle Over Beleaguered Schools | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education

Brooke Harris, a teacher at Detroit's Mumford High School, is confused. The English and journalism teacher faces class sizes of 45, and her colleag...