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Charter School Backlash?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.03.2011 | Education

A St. Louis school board member challenging the city's charter schools on a legal technicality knows his claims may not go far -- but that hasn't stop...

Almost Curtain Call: Countdown To 'Guys And Dolls' In South Bronx

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 08.03.2011 | Education
Kate Quarfordt

While our performance of "Guys and Dolls" may not win us any Tony's, it nonetheless confirmed my belief in the transformational power of making art with young people, obstacles be damned.

Joy Resmovits

States Take Different Approaches To Education Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.02.2011 | Education

Nevada could soon join Tennessee in becoming the latest in a long line of states to pass laws that drastically alter the teaching profession. In N...

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Challenging Ohio's Education Reform Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education

Ohio senators have axed wording that strips public employees of most collective-bargaining rights and mandates merit pay for teachers from the state's...

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The Questionable Future Of School Librarians

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.31.2011 | Education

Tracey Weiss Suits, a 25-year teacher who worked for the last six years as a media specialist in a Land O' Lakes, Fla., school, had a feeling her job ...

Charlotte Students: Too Much Testing!

Posted 07.31.2011 | Education

Many stakeholders, from experts to administrators, have opined on the future of America’s schools. But as more and more states pass laws tying teach...

Joy Resmovits

Challenging Idaho's New Education Laws, One Signature At A Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.27.2011 | Education

In Pocatello, Idaho, miserable forecasts cancelled Memorial Day soccer games. But the rain won’t stop Bill Davis, a soon-retiring English teacher at...

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WATCH: Focus On Accountability In Schools Deemed Too Narrow

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.08.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Education policies pushing more tests haven't necessarily led to more learning, according to a new National Research Council report. "W...

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Alabama Bill Shortens Teacher Termination Process

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education

CORRECTION APPENDED NEW YORK -- On Wednesday evening, Alabama became the latest state to pass a law that makes it easier to fire teachers. The ...

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Responses To Public Information Requests Show Names Of Protesting Wisconsin Teachers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.25.2011 | Education

A recent spate of Wisconsin public information requests forced school districts to determine whether citizens deserve to know if teachers who took sic...

Shrinking Budgets Demand Smarter Schools

Martin J. Blank | Posted 07.21.2011 | Education
Martin J. Blank

In the midst of Duncan's "New Normal," community schools make more sense than ever.

Countdown to 'Guys and Dolls' in the South Bronx, Part 2

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 07.16.2011 | Education
Kate Quarfordt

Thirty percent of our cast members are on the verge of being kicked out, I'm on my way to an expulsion hearing for a 10th grader, and I'm heading into the second trimester of my pregnancy.

An Open Letter to Arne Duncan

Randy Turner | Posted 07.05.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

"Data" and "accountability" are code words for an educational system that embraces the same kind of failed business model that put this country in the economic crisis it is in today.

Another Tragic Gun Death That Could Have Been Prevented

Daniel Gross | Posted 06.08.2011 | Impact
Daniel Gross

We all need to communicate to the young people in our lives the importance of speaking up about any threats of violence, whether someone is threatening to hurt themselves or others.

Education Reporting Is In Crisis

Jeanne Allen | Posted 06.02.2011 | Education
Jeanne Allen

The Bullpen, the first-of-its-kind virtual newsroom, is designed to respond, react and critique the media in real time, providing not just a service to reporters but also as a service to the public.

If D.C. Schools Changed Answers, Kids Are Being Cheated

Bill Tucker | Posted 05.31.2011 | Education
Bill Tucker

If the allegations are true, then the adults who changed students' test answers also cheated those students by allowing them and their families to think that they had learned material they clearly hadn't.

WATCH LIVE: White House Addresses Bullying Prevention

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The White House Conference on Bullying Prevention brings together educators, experts, politicians and more to shed light on how the issue affects Amer...

It Gets Better, Starting in Elementary School

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

And, so it was, that on a sun-soaked summer afternoon, 200 Nettelhorst families -- both gay and straight -- marched in the parade; in fact, we led it.

Mom Aiding Accidentally Shot Husband Accidentally Shot

Daniel Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Daniel Gross

The fact is, most parents who choose to own guns in homes with kids seem oblivious to the real risks and dangers those guns pose to their families.

What Amy Chua and President Obama Have in Common: Parenting and New Trends in Home Learning

Elisabeth Stock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Elisabeth Stock

We must heed the President's call to invest in both education and broadband, but to do so in a way that dovetails the two to promote greater learning in the homes of students at all income levels.

Teach 'Em Where They Are!

Joe Astroth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joe Astroth

We can use technology to bring lessons to students on the devices they use, showing up with an activity that's engaging and cool -- outside the classroom.

Jason Linkins

New Jersey Legislature To Join The New Trend Of Dismantling Successful Education Programs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you are a habitual watcher of the Colbert Report, you probably caught the segment a few weeks ago where he ridiculed the recent decision of the Wake County, N.C. school board to dismantle a successful school program that had achieved schools of high performance, high economic diversity, and high parent satisfaction, because... well, because they are idiots, mainly. But now they have some compatriots in the New Jersey state legislature who want to do similar damage to their own school system.

Cathie's UFT Snub

nypost.com | YOAV GONEN Education Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A month into her appointment as incoming schools chancellor and more than a week after getting state approval for the role, Cathie Black has yet to me...

Gun Violence Prevention: Broaden the Search for Solutions

Daniel Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Daniel Gross

Much of the focus has been on policy. However, it is not the only opportunity to apply the heightened public sentiment for meaningful and lasting change. It may not even be the best one.

Jason Linkins

Stephen Colbert Ridicules The Dismantling Of Wake County's Successful Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night, Stephen Colbert deployed "The Word" to bring his show's unique and wonderful brand of language-brutality upon a recent decision of the Wake County, N.C. school board.