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DC School Vouchers Program Found To Lack Oversight

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

Washington, D.C.'s school voucher program, a political football often caught up in congressional budget battles, suffers from poor oversight, accordin...

A Teachable Moment: The Failure Of Colorado's Amendment 66

Aaron Harber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Aaron Harber

In a stunning electoral defeat, Amendment 66 -- representing a much-needed re-writing of the byzantine Colorado Finance Act -- went down in flames despite seeming to have everything on its side.

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Obama Administration Steps Away From Civil Rights Promise, Advocates Allege

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

A tweak in the enforcement of the No Child Left Behind Act leaves some education advocates claiming the Obama administration is pulling back on a civi...

Ravitch Unraveling: A Gold Standard Abandoned

Eric Lerum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Eric Lerum

Self-contradiction isn't uncommon for Ravitch; her switching up on NCLB, school choice, and accountability and higher standards are all well documented. Her new views on NAEP illustrate yet again that what's she's most consistent on is advancing her own narrative.

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Why Obama Is Suddenly Starting To Care About Career Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

DAYTON, Ohio -- On a gusty, rainy, recent afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sat on stage next to two students, an administrator and a...

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Congressmen Float Early Draft Of Obama's Pre-K Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

Retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), who chairs the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), the ranki...

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Southern Kids Get 'Scary' Scores On Standardized Reading Test

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- American students continued glacial improvements in reading and math at the fourth grade and eighth grade levels, according to national re...

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Bloomberg Wasn't On Any Ballot, But Here's How He Affected Elections Nationwide

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Though his name wasn't on a ballot Tuesday, perhaps the most influential figure on education issues during the election cycle was New York...

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America's Teachers May Be Getting Smarter

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

American teachers may be getting smarter. Still, scrutiny of their work and cries to overhaul the education system intensify. The education ref...

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Obama: Don't Tell Me We Can Afford A Government Shutdown But Not School

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama spent Friday hanging out with students at Pathways in Technology Early College High School, before telling them the...

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Obama Visit To New York Tech School Highlights Battle Over Closings

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama's visit on Friday to a Brooklyn public school operated in partnership with IBM puts him, perhaps unwittingly, in th...

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Here's How Americans Stack Up Against Students In Other Countries

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

When it comes to math skills, Alabama performs like Armenia, Mississippi comes close to Dubai, Washington, D.C., performs like Ukraine, and Massachuse...

Charter School Principal Arrested For Stealing Over $100,000 From School

Posted 10.24.2013 | Crime

The former principal of one of Hawaii’s largest charter schools was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Monday night. Jeff Piontek, 47, allegedly stole...

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Sequestration Leaves Schools On 'Edge Of Bankruptcy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

Every time the sky opens up and rain pours onto the strawberry fields of rural Stilwell, Okla., Rocky Mountain Public School can count on getting soak...

The Trouble With 21st Century Skills

Jordan Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jordan Shapiro

Unrelated to new technologies, or digital literacy, 21st Century Skills are all about desirable character traits. I'm all for a move away from dependence on standardized test scores, but the focus on "character" is suspect.

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Education Reform Becomes Dirty 'R-Word' On Mayors' School Turnaround Tour

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

The splashiest education reform wars in recent years have been the province of big-city mayors. New York's Michael Bloomberg (I) and Chicago's Rahm Em...

The Infrastructure Imperative: How Investing in Campus Technology Infrastructure Increases Access and Improves Learning for Students

Sean Devine | Posted 12.11.2013 | College
Sean Devine

If you take a peek inside a college students' backpack, in many cases you will find that smartphones, tablets, portable computers and e-readers have long since replaced more traditional essentials such as notebooks, pencils and textbooks.

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GOP Governor Under Fire For 'Knowingly Jeopardizing' Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Ten high-profile civil rights leaders are pressuring Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) to intervene in the sorry state of school funding in Philadelph...

Are We Teaching Our Children to Cheat?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Our children will continue to cheat as long as parents, businesses, political leaders, media and schools support a culture that, despite lip service to the contrary, values getting to the top instead of doing the right thing.

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Americans Below World Average In Math, Reading, Problem-Solving

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

The scores for what's billed as the world's most comprehensive adult skills exam are out -- and it's bad news for Americans. Americans performed b...

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Inside The Boot Camp For Cops Charged With Keeping Our Schools Safe

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The same week protests erupted around the nation over the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon...

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Hillary Clinton Targets Littlest Learners

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

As Head Start centers around the country close because of the federal government shutdown, Hillary Clinton is advancing herself as an advocate for the...

Chicago Professionals Need to Inspire Next Generation of Innovators

David R. Mosena | Posted 12.02.2013 | Chicago
David R. Mosena

Chicago's professional community understands that they have to connect earlier with students in hopes of building their future workforce. We have to help STEM come alive during those formidable years of middle school when science starts to become more difficult.

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Schools Chief Warns Against 'Aggressive Populism'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The so-called education reform movement -- the bipartisan efforts of policymakers that produced the latest wave of charter schools, tenu...

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Texas Drops Major Bush Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

It's official. Texas is leaving behind George W. Bush's baby -- the No Child Left Behind education law. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan an...