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Joy Resmovits

Can This Giant School District Open Its Doors This Fall?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

The parents of Philadelphia are in limbo. While back to school season has come to be reviled, Philadelphians are praying that it'll arrive in their ci...

Joy Resmovits

Jeb Bush Defends Obama-Backed Education Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush once again defended the Common Core education standards in front the American Legislative Exchange Council's highly-prote...

Joy Resmovits

The New Curriculum Wars?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

As politicians bicker over the controversial Common Core education standards, some states are already well into the process of teaching them, accordin...

Wakefield Survey Reveals Technology in Education Impacts College Students' Pocketbooks and Performance

Sean Devine | Posted 10.06.2013 | College
Sean Devine

According to the National Retail Federation, total back-to-school and college spending is poised to surpass $72.5 billion this year. Topping the shop...

Joy Resmovits

These Children Have Been Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.06.2013 | Detroit

Beatrice Avery is out of options. It's already August, and her son, a special education student in Buena Vista, Mich., still doesn't know where he's g...

The Courage to Lead

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Kevin P. Chavous

Sadly, politics rules the day in far too many of our state legislatures. This is why it is hard to effectuate meaningful changes in our schools. Our schools will never be fixed as long as our leaders put party politics ahead of our children.

Joy Resmovits

Why Did Obama Wait 6 Months To Fill This Key Position?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- More than six months after President Barack Obama announced a major initiative to expand preschool, the U.S. Education Department has fill...

Joy Resmovits

Still Separate, Still Unequal

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.13.2017 | Black Voices

This article is part of a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. To read more, click here. NEW YORK -- When Dwight Davis, a ...

How This Comedian With A Heart Built A School In Africa With YouTube Views

Kevin Wu | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Kevin Wu

4 million people are subscribed to my comedy channels on YouTube. It's a staggering number when I think about it. My subscribers are equal to the size...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama's Student Loan Profit Guaranteed As Senate Approves Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

The U.S. government is forecast to generate $185 billion in profit over the next decade from students and their families under an overhaul of the fede...

Shining a Light on Education's Invisible Lever: Talented Leaders and Managers

Scott Morgan | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Scott Morgan

Now, a decade into our work, Education Pioneers has amassed a significant amount of data on our more than 1,600 alumni.

Shahien Nasiripour

White House Twists Arms To Defuse Student Loan Implosion

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

The White House is scrambling to keep a preliminary deal on student loan interest rates from imploding, people familiar with the efforts said Tuesday,...

WATCH: Teacher Calls Teach For America 'Extremely Damaging'

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.23.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Some public school teachers are speaking out against Teach For America, alleging that the organization's training is insufficient and that it threaten...

Joy Resmovits

No Bailout For Black School Districts?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.23.2013 | Detroit

General Motors is alive, and two low-income school districts in Michigan are nearly dead. For them, there is no bailout. As the city of Detroit mad...

Indiana's Anti-Howard Zinn Witch-hunt

Bill Bigelow | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Bill Bigelow

As someone who spent almost 30 years as a high school history teacher, I'm amused by the impoverished pedagogical vision embedded by Mitch Daniels.

Joy Resmovits

Dumping Bush's School Legacy For Good?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

The House of Representatives voted Friday to pass a replacement of the long-expired No Child Left Behind Act, the first time the nation's sweeping fed...

Shahien Nasiripour

White House, Senators Reach Student Loan Deal Decried By Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan Senate accord supported by the White House to overhaul the federal student loan program is forecast to boost government pro...

Joy Resmovits

Why Are House Republicans Spending Hours On A Bill With No Future?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

Possibly seeking to combat the perception that they're unproductive and obstructionist, House Republicans convened about six hours of debate Thursday ...

Amanda Terkel

Sequestration Forces Schools To Defund Key Programs, Cut Staff

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While sequestration slips from the minds of many in Washington, D.C., who marvel that the federal cuts were not as bad as predicted, stu...

Joy Resmovits

Newtown School Police Officers Detail Horrific Day, 7 Months After Massacre

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It happened seven months ago Sunday, but remembering details of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting still brings tears to the e...

Changing Financial Aid Could Save Students, and Taxpayers, Money: Testimony Before the House Education and the Workforce Committee

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Let's support policies that make sense. We can't be penny-wise and pound-foolish when it comes to higher education and creating a sensible path for the American people to reach their full potential.

Joy Resmovits

For Students, No Relief From Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Senate vote to restore low interest rates temporarily on some new federal student loans failed to advance Wednesday, increasing the od...

Awesome Kids Become Celeb Grammar Cops

Posted 07.05.2013 | Teen

In an awesome attempt to help its students learn English, a school in Brazil named Red Balloon challenged a group of eight to 13-year-olds to play "gr...

The Common Core and National Security

Nicholas Tampio | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Nicholas Tampio

One consequence of the Common Core is that students may not be as prepared to imagine threats to national security as well as how to make peace with peoples around the globe.

Joy Resmovits

Philly School Cuts 'Bad For Our Country,' Says Obama Education Secretary

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan deplored Philadelphia's decision to fire thousands of school staff members this week as "ultimat...