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Indiana Pence and the Dumb State Death Spiral

Ryan Casey | Posted 06.07.2015 | Politics
Ryan Casey

Two major phenomena in recent years--growing political segregation, and the dynamism of the new global economy--might mean that progressive states that attract and invest in talented young people will flourish, while states clinging to the tired, disproven dogma of the past will flounder.

Rebecca Klein

How One Superintendent Is Improving Her Community By Improving Her Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.03.2015 | Black Voices

In just three years, Tiffany Anderson has helped turn around one of lowest performing school districts in Missouri. In 2010, failing test scores an...

Prolific Exploration: The Case for Studying Abroad

Richard Stengel | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Richard Stengel

What I've heard over and over is not only how the experience of studying abroad has made them global citizens, but how it has changed their lives.

I'm Going to Say Half-full This Time

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

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Not So "Common Core": The Reforming of Educational Reform

Frank Islam | Posted 08.23.2014 | Education
Frank Islam

From 2009 to 2013, there was a rush to develop, embrace and implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for K-12 education. Since then, there ha...

Why Would Learning Be the Goal of 21st Century Schools?

John Thompson | Posted 07.25.2014 | Education
John Thompson

The real villain, I believe, is not standards-based reform but the way it was high-jacked by test-driven accountability hawks.

When Something Goes Right...

Jack Jennings | Posted 07.06.2014 | Education
Jack Jennings

Today, for the first time ever, we can rely on what we are told is the percentage of students graduating from high school.

Mississippi Public Schools Nearly Failing -- Again

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Earlier this year, Education Week released its ratings for U.S. public schools by state in its annual Quality Counts report. It was the first year tha...

Data-driven Instruction or Educator Insanity?

Cheryl Arnett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Cheryl Arnett

I am not opposed to data, and certainly not to evaluating the needs of students to help them grow. The problem, for me, is the repeated emphasis on one-size-fits-all skills and goals for our children.

Seismic Shifts in Education Politics

John Thompson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
John Thompson

Before our students can benefit from education research, we must find a way to fight for them in a political world that looks more and more like an oligarchy.

How to Save Common Core

John Thompson | Posted 02.06.2013 | Education
John Thompson

"Reformers" must choose between their value-added models and top down micromanaging of "innovations" and their desire to teach for college and career readiness.

Joy Resmovits

Barack Obama's Big Education Choice

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.08.2012 | Education

In Rick Hess's eyes, President Barack Obama has a big choice to make. "The president campaigned with a different face of education reform than what...

Why School Is So Boring

John Thompson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Education
John Thompson

A first rule of education should be, "Listen to the students and they will teach you how to teach them." It can be a frightening policy. Few things are more painful to teachers than the words, "I'm bored!"

Obama Allies Erred in Provoking the Chicago Teachers Strike

John Thompson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education
John Thompson

The Obama education policy certainly isn't an education policy! It is a political gamble designed to beat up on two of the Democrats' most loyal constituencies, teachers and families with children in urban schools, to show the "Billionaires Boys Club" that the administration could be tough on its friends.

Is the Common Core Common Sense?

Susan Sawyers | Posted 10.31.2012 | Education
Susan Sawyers

David Coleman, one of the architects of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, thinks so.

A Gay-Straight Alliance In Every School

Peter DeWitt | Posted 08.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Peter DeWitt

GSAs offer so much more than just a place for LGBT students to belong. GSAs also offer a place where straight students can come to learn about LGBT issues. If a student is questioning their sexual orientation, a GSA is a great place to find resources that can help them in the process.

The Need to Believe in the Ability of Disability

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Education
Scott Barry Kaufman

So what tips the scale of achievement one direction or the other for different students? We believe that expectations play a much larger role than most people realize.

Arne Duncan's Second Chance

John Thompson | Posted 12.18.2011 | Education
John Thompson

The NCLB waiver process provides an opportunity for the Duncan administration to extricate itself from the assault on teachers that was initiated by its predecessor.

Higher Education Groups Oppose Teacher-Training Bill

Education Week | Stephen Sawchuk | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

A slew of organizations representing colleges and universities have lined up to oppose a recently introduced federal teacher- and principal-training b...

The Turtle Gets a Cheat Sheet vs. 21st Century Technology for All

John Thompson | Posted 08.28.2011 | Education
John Thompson

One student did zero minutes of coursework and passed British Literature. The student explained the exam had been about, "something British. I just wrote anything."

U.S. No Longer Leader of the Free World

John H. Jackson | Posted 08.28.2011 | Education
John H. Jackson

America was once thought of as the leader of the free world. Over the next 30 years, U.S. cities and states probably will be defined by what happens with the bottom two-thirds of citizens rather than the top one-third.

The End Is Not Near: School Turn Arounds Continue To Strike Out

John Thompson | Posted 08.05.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Even before the results of the first year of SIG turnaround at scale have come in, true believers in turnarounds have been issuing warnings that the outcomes will not be pretty.

Face It America, We're Just Plain Average... At Least According To Latest National Report Card

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Education Week has published Quality Counts 2011, this year's annual education report card, and its main conclusion is a wide, groaning yawn at our co...

Schoolhouse Rock: Teachers Combine Dance, Academics To Save On Classes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As schools struggle to find time for arts education in public schools nationwide, teachers are coming up with novel ways to integrate different art fo...

Educating for Democracy: What's Your IQ (Ignorance Quotient) America?

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

I believe that we as a nation must seriously examine what is causing this "IQ Ignorance Quotient" which makes us the laughing stock of many other countries and will eventually lead to our decline as a significant nation.