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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...

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2013 SAT Results Show American Kids Still Aren't Ready For College

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

Only 43 percent of test-takers in 2013 met the SAT's definition of being prepared for college, a statistic that has remained stagnant since 2009. ...

The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3rd

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

On October 3rd, at The Times Center in New York City, 39 students representing 35 businesses from around the country will contend for top honors and for the chance to win over $25,000 in cash and prizes to help bring their business ideas to life or advance their education.

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Jindal Accuses Obama Administration Of Attacking Parents

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

After weeks of opposition from prominent Republican politicians and a $500,000 television spot from Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), the U.S. Department of Just...

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Minority Families Join GOP Politicians To Fight U.S. In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

School vouchers, a controversial system for funding private schools with public dollars, are aligning a group of minority Louisiana parents with promi...

Critical Thinking and Our Children's Need for Deep Practice

Robert Sun | Posted 11.19.2013 | Technology
Robert Sun

A visit to Baldi Middle School, located in an economically challenged neighborhood in Philadelphia, is a lesson in education that works. That's because all of Baldi's 1,200 students are engaged, empowered and energized.

The Sad State Of School Lunch In The U.S. (PHOTOS)

| Posted 09.18.2013 | Teen

If you'd like to lose your appetite, take a look at this gallery of cafeteria lunches submitted by random high school students from across the country...

NFTE and NYCEDC Pioneer in Building Tech Entrepreneurship Program for High School Students

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.17.2013 | New York
Steve Mariotti

Last Tuesday, nine teams of high school students demoed mobile app prototypes and pitched business ideas to a panel of tech-industry experts as a part of the semi-final round of competition in this year's NYC Generation Tech program.

Higher Education's Train to Nowhere

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Paul Stoller

The university-as-corporation threatens to undermine the foundation of a world-class system of education and diminish the quality of our future social life.

Why I Dropped Out

| Posted 09.18.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

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Back To School In Philly: 'The Kids Were A Little Bit Stunned'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- All eyes were on the City of Brotherly Love Monday as students and teachers returned to its massively diminished public schools for th...

What Does Daniel Craig Have in Common With Low-Income Students?

Jessica Pliska | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Jessica Pliska

British movie star Daniel Craig is accustomed to difficult situations. He plays James Bond, the suave and shrewd British spy who manages to escape from one impossible scenario after another.

Images for Impact

Monique Villa | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Monique Villa

Imagine the unimaginable. Think for a moment of a world without pictures. Assume that cameras were no more, that humanity had lost the power to document reality with images.

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This Man Is About To Give The SAT A Dramatic Makeover

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Growing up in downtown Manhattan as the son of a psychiatrist and a college president, David Coleman never wanted for stimulation. At the ...

50 Years After King's Dream -- Time to Wake Up

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices
Kevin P. Chavous

Education is the civil rights issue of our time -- it is the ultimate indicator of a child's outcome and the great equalizer in our society. High school diplomas are worth more than $1.2 million per lifetime in wages, while a college degree is worth $2.1 million per lifetime.

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Eliot Spitzer Wants To Audit Standardized Testing

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Two weeks before the New York City primary, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) plans to wade into the complicated world of education p...

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Should Special Ed Kids Be Held To The Same Standards As Their Peers?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

Should students with disabilities be held to the same academic standards as their peers? And should schools and teachers be held accountable for their...

Bill Gates: The Fox in the Henhouse

Randy Turner | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics
Randy Turner

The fox is in the henhouse. When the Missouri State Department of Education issued a press release earlier this week announcing it had hired the CEE ...

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Rand Paul Teaming Up With Dems? For This Cause, He Thinks It's Worth It

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

As Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) explores the possibility of a presidential run, he's trying his hand at something that's become a rite of passage for t...

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'Truly Disturbing' Number Of High School Seniors Unprepared For College Or Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

Only one-quarter of high school seniors who took the ACT college admissions test this year scored high enough to be considered ready for college or th...

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Poll: Most Americans In The Dark About Basic Education Standards

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

Have you heard of the Common Core State Standards? If not, you're in good company. Neither have most Americans, according to a PDK/Gallup poll rele...

Power Behind the Voice

Jessie Fox | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Jessie Fox

The public education system in Philadelphia is in crisis. As much as the city would like an all-encompassing answer, there isn't one. Even if there ...

Back to School: Lock and Load

David Beem | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
David Beem

Is the United States of America a country where guns come before books? Arming teachers represents a major step in advancing our cultural arms escalation. Consider: Teachers aren't "supposed to be" soldiers or law enforcement officers.

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A Return To Bush Education Law?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

Kansas, Oregon, and Washington -- Arne Duncan is putting you on notice. On Wednesday, Deb Delisle, the U.S. Secretary of Education's assistant, wro...