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16 Reasons Why Extra Credit Is Better Than Regular Credit

Posted 05.10.2013 | Teen

1. Teachers, the power is all yours. As time is increasingly doled out to teach to standards, it's good to know that something is the classroom...

Joy Resmovits

School District Ran Out Of Money Before Graduation

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

When high school seniors worry about whether they can graduate, it's usually because they're failing a class or two. Not in Buena Vista. The tin...

Joy Resmovits

The Death Of A School District?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

The deathwatch over a tiny school district in Michigan continues as its schools remain closed. Despite teachers' offers to work for free for at lea...

"Appreciate" Teachers, "Idolize" Celebrities. Hmm...

Rae Pica | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Rae Pica

Teacher Appreciation Week is a good start, but why do teachers get a week while entertainers get our praise, tweets, fan mail and attention 24/7/365? Why do entertainers get red carpets, limousines, Emmys, Oscars, and Grammys, while teachers get apples, cards, plaques, and mugs?

Joy Resmovits

Teacher Appreciation Day Surprise: We're Shutting Down Your School

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

The teachers agreed to work for free, but apparently that wasn't enough -- so school's out. That's the latest in Buena Vista, Mich., a school dist...

Exposing ALEC's Agenda to Defund and Dismantle Public Education

Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Dennis Van Roekel

A simple fact of business: You have to spend money to make money. And those who want to privatize education are willing to spend lots of money and effort to push their agenda. One of the main ways they are doing this is through ALEC.

Is This The Fate Of The Little Red Schoolhouse?

AP | KATHRYN HAAKE | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

DIVIDE, Mont. -- The school day in Divide begins with the four students, ages 5 to 14, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance around the flagpole outside t...

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Teachers Unions Pull Back From National Learning Standards?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

Dennis Van Roekel, the president of the National Education Association, the nation's largest teachers union, came out in favor of a two-year moratoriu...

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Civil Rights Groups Say 'Not So Fast' On NCLB Waivers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

As droves of states wiggle out from some of the toughest components of the much-maligned federal No Child Left Behind Act, school districts in states ...

Misplaced Furor in the Battle over the Common Core

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Kevin P. Chavous

Welcome to the new blood sport, America: the fight over the Common Core State Standards Initiative. No issue in recent memory has served to divide the education community like Common Core.

Minnesota's Major Move Against Standardized Tests

www.startribune.com | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Minnesota Senate approved its version of the $15.7 billion education funding bill on Thursday, sparking a sharp debate over changes in testing sta...

Decoding the Educational System to Generate Leadership Agility

Willow Dea | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Willow Dea

The cost of not transforming our education system is far too high. The self-esteem and passion of a generation could be squandered, while the economics of our current predicament speak for themselves.

Joy Resmovits

After Tough Week Of Vacation, Boston Teachers Ease Students Back To School

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

After a week of April vacation bookended by a tragic marathon bombing and a manhunt that killed one suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and brought the other,...

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Polis On LGBT Bullying: 'Hatred Has No Place In The Classroom'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Bayli Silberstein, an eighth-grade student in a Florida public school, saw it firsthand. Her friends, she said, were routinely bullied for their s...

The Hell Of American Day Care

www.newrepublic.com | Posted 06.17.2013 | Parents

It was 5:30 in the morning when Kenya Mire looked down at her baby girl, Kendyll, who was curled up tight on a foldaway crib. "Night, night," Kendyll ...

Joy Resmovits

'They Don't Need To See Any More Dead Kids After Newtown'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.18.2013 | Parents

Carole Tedesco, an attorney from Winchester, Mass., was sitting in the Prudential Skywalk watching the Boston Marathon with her children when she hear...

President Proposes Landmark Investment in Early Learning

Catherine Atkin | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Catherine Atkin

As a bellwether for innovation and home to one out of every eight children in America, California will play a vital role in fulfilling the president's vision for early learning.

Joy Resmovits

Rhee Cheating Investigation Dregs Up Old Memos

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics

More than five years after Michelle Rhee took over Washington, D.C., public schools, and nearly three years after she left her position as chancellor,...

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Sequestered Military Schools Get Temporary Reprieve

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

For the last few months, teachers in America's military schools have scrambled to understand how across-the-board cuts to the Department of Defense, o...

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No Preschool For You, Some States May Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's "Preschool for All" initiative in his 2014 2014 budget proposal is billed as a way to make sure every American child can atte...

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Obama Budget Flatlines Education Funds For Poor Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

While President Barack Obama's 2014 budget proposal asks for an overall spending increase to education, most of that will go to new programs and compe...

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These States Don't Fund School For Littlest Learners

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's 2014 budget pits education activists against the tobacco industry by proposing to help fund a new early childhood education p...

A Warning to Young People: Don't Become a Teacher

Randy Turner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Randy Turner

Young teachers from across the United States have told me they no longer have the ability to properly manage classrooms not because of lack of desire, but because of upper administration decisions to reduce statistics on classroom referrals and in-school and out-of-school suspensions.

Joy Resmovits

But Big Tobacco Doesn't Want To Pay For Preschool

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

Though President Barack Obama's administration hasn't formally released its 2014 budget, one component is already facing resistance from the tobacco i...

Single-Sex Education: A Viable Option for Today's Students

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Kevin P. Chavous

Single-sex education is seeing a reemergence and could be a key to helping low- to middle-income minority students succeed in the classroom.