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Why Didn't Americans for Prosperity Love Our Video?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

The Koch brothers -- founders of the Tea Party group Americans for Prosperity -- were the subject of our latest investigative video, "Why Do the Koch ...

Joy Resmovits

Schools Could Be Cleared in Pennsylvania Cheating Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education

Pennsylvania is one step closer to finding out just how much teacher cheating occurred on its 2009 standardized tests as cities nationwide try to make...

Opening Doors and Closing the Gap: Workforce Development for Urban Youth

Michael Haberman | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education
Michael Haberman

Last week, Mayor Bloomberg announced a major new initiative to address the chronic and blatant disparities between thousands of African American and Latino young men and their peers in New York City.

For Some Joplin Students, School Means 'The Mall'

NBC News | Sevil Omer | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education

When classes begin in Joplin, Mo., on Wednesday, just 87 days after a tornado ripped through the city, about 900 students will take their seats in an ...

The Meaning of the Rain

John Merrow | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Education has problems that cannot be whistled away: 7000 dropouts every school day; huge gaps in educational outcomes; and a teacher dropout rate that approaches 50% in five years. The rain may be gone but there are other obstacles in our way.

Creating the High Schools of the Future

Gaston Caperton | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education
Gaston Caperton

One of the problems with education reform is that US high schools operate under ambiguous orders.

Profile in Courage: On Frontlines of Arizona Crisis, Mexican American Studies Director Sean Arce Teaches Nation an Enduring Lesson

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education
Jeff Biggers

As Tucson Unified School District students returned to the classroom yesterday, the towering role of one education innovator is being championed by a broad spectrum of local students, parents, teachers, community members and national scholars.

Two Cases of Foolish Sexting: Only a Teen Punished

Monica J. Vila | Posted 10.16.2011 | Technology
Monica J. Vila

We definitely need to be vigilant with our kids when it comes to sexting; whether it's a crime or not, it can still ruin young lives.

10 Reasons You Need A Tablet

Posted 08.19.2011 | Entertainment

With Verizon Wireless expanding its 4G LTE network across the country, tablet manufacturers worldwide are working tirelessly to create unique, innovat...

Easing Higher Ed Growing Pains as Admission Swells

Fred Singer | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education
Fred Singer

Times are tough. Institutions are required to do more with less and students simply can't suffer as a result.

Beyond Public Schools: Cheating Scandal Hits US Navy Submarine

AP | By MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education

HARTFORD, Conn. -- When the Navy discovered an exam-cheating ring aboard one of its submarines, it swiftly fired the commanding officer and kicked off...

Plane Crash Kills 1 Of Alaska Village's Only 3 Teachers

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A federal investigator looking into a fatal plane crash in Alaska said Monday one of the four survivors told him the small a...

Want to See How the Kochs Are Ending Public Education?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education
Robert Greenwald

The Koch brothers have more than $42 billion to make public policy out of their anti-government ideology, and their assault against public education epitomizes their tactics to remake our nation.

Sex Education Tips

Kerry Cohen | Posted 10.15.2011 | New York
Kerry Cohen

Somehow, regardless of everything we know about sex education, regardless of everything we know about how little abstinence education works, we still shudder at the thought of our teenagers learning about sex.

Couples Leave Jobs, Homes To Become Houseparents At Milton Hershey School

The Patriot-News | Nick Malawskey | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education

Two months ago in Arizona, Michelle and John Bjorklund gave away most of their furniture. The rest of their personal belongings they packed into color...

Trymaine Lee

The Koch Brothers And The Battle Over Wake County's Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 10.14.2011 | Black Voices

The stakes in the battle over the Wake County Public School System in North Carolina couldn’t be higher. On one side are the billionaire brothers...

Joy Resmovits

Montana Reaches Compromise With Education Department On No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education

Montana is no longer in jeopardy of losing federal funding for its schools since the state has come to a compromise with the U.S. Education Department...

Best-Paying Jobs You Can Get With Just A High School Degree

24/7 Wall St | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business

Going to college used to be a nearly sure way of getting a steady job. But as many recent graduates will attest, this is no longer the case. However, ...

$40 Million Worth Of New Schools Closed In 3 Districts For Miscalculations

Dayton Daily News | Lucas Sullivan, Margo Rutledge Kissell, Megan Gildow-Anthony | Posted 10.14.2011 | Education

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Mike Huckabee Is Cashing In On This, And Critics Are Calling It 'Blood Money'

Posted 10.14.2011 | Education

Mike Huckabee set pundits ablaze last week when his "Learn Our History: TimeCycle Academy" released an educational animated video for kids about the 9...

Atlanta Church Helps Settle Troubled Black College's Debt

CascadePatch | Janita Poe | Posted 10.14.2011 | Black Voices

Cascade United Methodist Church will present $22,000 to Morris Brown College during its 8 a.m. service Sunday and, according to church leaders, fulfil...

Joy Resmovits

Latino Student, Teacher Populations Don't Match Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.12.2011 | Latino Voices

One day during his first week teaching fourth grade in San Antonio’s largely Hispanic Bonham Academy, David Nungaray -- a Teach for America teacher ...

SETI Institute Engages the Public and Celebrates Science

SETI Institute | Posted 10.12.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

By Gail Jacobs Click on images for larger view The cosmos can be mysteriously alluring to all -- from the young in age to the young at heart. In par...

Maine School Falls Vastly Short Of Chinese Recruiting Goal After Newspaper Labels School 'Mediocre'

AP | By CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 10.12.2011 | Education

PORTLAND, Maine -- A school district in the deep woods of Maine that sought out Chinese students to help boost its enrollment and its finances fell fa...

Philly Has Nation's Most Separate And Unequal Schools, Chicago, New York, Follow

City Paper | Daniel Denvir | Posted 10.12.2011 | Education

Two new studies show that the Philadelphia region is one of the most separate and unequal when it comes to neighborhoods and schools for blacks, white...