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Joy Resmovits

Blind Students Promised Fair Access To Common Core Tests

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Just five weeks after a New Milford, N.J., family filed a federal lawsuit, a major standardized-testing consortium tasked with writing exams tied to t...

Joy Resmovits

Corrected Results For These Schools Using Federal Money Still 'Depressing', Critic Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

After an outside contractor bungled an analysis of a major federal school turnaround program, the U.S. Department of Education has issued corrected re...

Red Solo Cup, I Lift You Up

Sue Gober | Posted 04.15.2014 | Education
Sue Gober

When I became a college professor, the first teaching supplies I purchased were a red Solo cup, wooden tongue depressors and markers. Today, I am using this same technique in my college classes in our School of Education that Dr. Freiberg started earlier in K-12 schools.

Joy Resmovits

No Child Left Behind Author Cautions Education Dept. On Waivers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

The grandfather of the No Child Left Behind Act is putting the feds on notice, warning them not to pervert the education law's principles -- and he's ...

Too Often, American Justice Is Injustice

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.22.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Our state of affairs goes against a pinnacle of American justice, equality before law, facilitating everything from war crimes, to torture, to domestic spying, to a predatory, ravenous Wall Street that feeds on the middle class with impunity.

These Are the 10 Most Psychopathic Jobs in America

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.06.2014 | Weird News
Michael Shammas

As an aspiring lawyer, I suspected it all along, but now my suspicions have been (unfortunately) confirmed: We're all crazy. A ranking compiled by O...

Are You Ready To Change The World

笹川かおり | Posted 04.01.2014 | College
笹川かおり

ISAK's self-stated mission is "to develop transformational leaders who explore new frontiers in service of the greater good of Asia and beyond."

Joy Resmovits

Obama Makes Major Push For Preschool, School Connectivity ... Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama's 2014 State of the Union address ran short on fresh education policy ideas, unlike in previous years, according to the text of...

Joy Resmovits

Ahead Of State Of The Union, Advocates Wonder Whether Obama Forgot Public Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama is widely expected to address income inequality in his 2014 State of the Union address Tuesday, and education advocates hope th...

Why You Should Become A Teacher

Babs Nichols | Posted 03.29.2014 | Education
Babs Nichols

2014-01-27-Chalkboard_eraser_Waldorf_School_East_Lexington_MA.jpgDespite popular rhetoric, public schools are not "failing." In fact, in most ways they are succeeding. I stay because what I've learned in 29 years is that my job is one of the ones that matters most.

Jan Diehm

Surprising Test Results For Some Of The World's Richest Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 01.24.2014 | World

The WorldPost has gotten the first look at the math scores of students at every socioeconomic decile from the 65 countries that participate in the Pro...

Holding Arne Duncan to a Higher Standard

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Jason Stanford

Pearson, the testing company that has gotten rich by making American students fill in little bubbles all day long, is advising the White House on how to whip us all into college-ready shape.

Louisiana School Accused Of Religious Harassment

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing a school board in Louisiana, alleging officials at one of its schools harassed a sixt...

Joy Resmovits

The Surprising Results Of Teacher Satisfaction Surveys

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

As sweeping reforms dramatically change what it means to be an American teacher, a steady stream of headlines, studies and op-eds assert that teachers...

Joy Resmovits

New York Wants To Give Special Education Kids Easier Tests Like 'The Old South,' Advocate Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Should students with disabilities be held to the same academic standards and tests as other kids their age? That decades-old question is being revi...

Joy Resmovits

After Months Of Lobbying, Some Hope Emerges For Massive Preschool Push

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

After months of campaigning nationwide, the Obama administration seems poised to secure funding for some pieces of its expensive preschool push, in th...

Joy Resmovits

How The Common Core Became Education's Biggest Bogeyman

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Shortly before Thanksgiving, Arne Duncan made a glib remark about the Common Core that quickly blew up. Speaking before a gathering of state school...

Joy Resmovits

Why City Students' Test Scores 'Should Concern Everyone'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

Students in America's largest cities are scoring higher on math and reading exams, but still perform well below the national average, according to a n...

The Long View: A New Way to Invite Change

Dr. Mika Nash | Posted 02.11.2014 | Education
Dr. Mika Nash

When we approach change with the faith that dialogue will shift culture toward reflection, we are more likely to make changes that will organically work their way into the experience we offer faculty and students.

'Cheating Is Just The Norm'

tv | Posted 12.11.2013 | Teen

By Julia Rubin These days, cheating scandals seem to be in the news more often than not. We read about cheating at the country's most prestigious s...

Joy Resmovits

Charter Schools Continue Dramatic Growth Despite Controversies

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Charter schools remain the subject of intense debate, particularly in New York City, where incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) won on a plat...

Where in the World Is a College-Loan Bubble a Miracle?--Vittana Shows the Way, Part 3 of 4

Suzanne Skees | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Why education? You can't take it away. It can't be washed away in a storm or eaten up by inflation. Knowledge and skills can transfer wherever a graduate goes in life.

Meet The Education Standards At The Center Of A Tea Party Firestorm

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — Remembering the plot of a short story is no longer good enough in teacher Amy Lawson's fifth-grade classroom. ...

Feeling Over-Tested?

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By McKayla Braid, Plainfiel...

Ending Education Reform to Reimagine What's Possible

Courtney O'Connell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Courtney O'Connell

It might be hard to think outside the constraints that are engrained in our mind of what education is "supposed to" look like, but imagine if we started with a blank canvas. What would you create?