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Joy Resmovits

Charter School Backlash? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.03.2011 | Education

A St. Louis school board member challenging the city's charter schools on a legal technicality knows his claims may not go far -- but that hasn't stop...

Two Months to Live, My Colleague Writes a Letter...

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 08.03.2011 | Education
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

Education is the necessary condition for the individual to function as a fully human being in modern society.

Summer Reading List

Laura Munson | Posted 08.03.2011 | Books
Laura Munson

Recently, I asked my Facebook friends to share their favorite all time book. Here are those unedited results, in the order in which they arrived. Not ...

Almost Curtain Call: Countdown To 'Guys And Dolls' In South Bronx

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 08.03.2011 | Education
Kate Quarfordt

While our performance of "Guys and Dolls" may not win us any Tony's, it nonetheless confirmed my belief in the transformational power of making art with young people, obstacles be damned.

How Education Helped Young Cambodian Women Escape The Sex Trade

Michaela Haas | Posted 08.03.2011 | Impact
Michaela Haas

Millions of students claiming diplomas believe in the power of education to transform their futures, and this year, 65 young Cambodian women beat the odds to share that vision.

The States That Spend The Most On Education

24/7 Wall Street | Michael B. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale & Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

24/7 Wall Street: When it comes to education, money does not always equal success. An in-depth analysis by 24/7 Wall St. found that states that sp...

Pennsylvania: 'Selectively Dismantling' Public Education

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

Regardless of party affiliation, an elected official in the state of Pennsylvania is required to support public education.

Social Studies Fail Again, With Help From Secretary Duncan

Shaun Johnson | Posted 08.02.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

Mr. Duncan's basic understanding of what test-based reforms are doing to individual schools and school systems is, to borrow an Internet meme, an epic fail.

Joy Resmovits

States Take Different Approaches To Education Reform | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.02.2011 | Education

Nevada could soon join Tennessee in becoming the latest in a long line of states to pass laws that drastically alter the teaching profession. In N...

GOP School Lunch Plan: Less Knowledge, More French Fries

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Our children face a devastating obesity crisis -- and yet some Washington lawmakers are calling even the most commonsense moves to ensure them a healthier diet a "classic nanny-state overreach."

A Secret Weapon for Fighting Climate Change: Empowering Women

Sigourney Weaver | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Sigourney Weaver

You might think that a force as sweeping as global warming would be an equal opportunity threat, but the fact is climate change exacts a heavier toll on women.

Deficit Reduction Requires Shared Sacrifice: Will the President Stand Tall?

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The deficit crisis is real and must be addressed. But it cannot be solved on the backs of the weak and vulnerable. Every segment of our society, including those who have money and power, must contribute and must sacrifice.

Chris Kirkham

White House Issues Rules On For-Profit Colleges | Chris Kirkham | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

The Obama administration on Thursday issued a series of highly anticipated regulations aimed at cracking down on for-profit colleges and other career ...

I got an 'A' and I Didn't Even Study

Alex Mallory | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

For most students, the image to cultivate is that of someone who doesn't care, who leaves everything to the last minute, and who miraculously pulls off "A" papers and top test scores.

Our Summer Learning Plan

Ron Fairchild | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education
Ron Fairchild

After more than a decade of advocating for summer learning, I'm more conscious than ever about "practicing what I preach" and making sure that our kids have a fun and productive summer.

Joy Resmovits

Challenging Ohio's Education Reform Law | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education

Ohio senators have axed wording that strips public employees of most collective-bargaining rights and mandates merit pay for teachers from the state's...

Dave Jamieson

Maine Teen Labor Law A Boon To Businesses | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Paul LePage, Maine's Republican governor, signed into law Tuesday a watered-down version of a controversial bill that would have rolled ...

When Undocumented Immigrants Raise U.S. Citizens

Max Benavidez | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics
Max Benavidez

A funny thing happened on the way to the American Dream for millions of American children whose parents are undocumented immigrants.

What I've Learned in School: Reflections of a Disenchanted Student

Gregory Michie | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education
Gregory Michie

I have learned a lot in my 12 years of compulsory schooling: I have learned that creativity has no place in the classroom. I have learned that it's not really the student but the grade that counts.

A Test Question -- Can You Spell 'Blackmail'?

John Merrow | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education
John Merrow

How long before some savvy students let teachers know that they know what's going on -- and are willing to try their best if the teacher will agree to (fill in your own answer here)?

Joy Resmovits

The Questionable Future Of School Librarians | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.31.2011 | Education

Tracey Weiss Suits, a 25-year teacher who worked for the last six years as a media specialist in a Land O' Lakes, Fla., school, had a feeling her job ...

Raising Our Voices for Girls' Education at Internet Week New York

Tammy Tibbetts | Posted 07.31.2011 | Impact
Tammy Tibbetts

Allow me to take you to the whirlwind inside Internet Week New York known as GIRLS WHO ROCK -- the benefit concert for She's the First, to be held on Friday, June 10 at Gramercy Theatre.

Is Teach for America Becoming 'Too Big to Fail?'

Sam Chaltain | Posted 07.31.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Some hail it as the solution to our need for highly qualified teachers in every classroom. Others define it as a stopgap measure based on a model so transitory to make it dangerous at best, and racist at worst.

The Kindergarten Cutoff Debate -- Maybe It's Adults Who Need Help with Learning

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 07.31.2011 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

Educators and the public need to move beyond the assumption that children of the same age are all the same. They are not, whether they are more or less advantaged!

Check Out Past Pepsi Refresh Project Winners -- And Vote To Fund The Next Inspiring Ideas! (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.22.2011 | Impact

Since 2010, Pepsi has been on a mission to dole out $20 million in grants through its Pepsi Refresh Project to non-profits, businesses, and individual...