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The New Segregation

Rep. Judy Chu | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Rep. Judy Chu

If we are going to ask our students to work hard and achieve the American Dream, we must do our part to ensure that they have the resources they need. We can start by investing in our schools.

Is Now the Time to Reauthorize ESEA?

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.09.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Of course, it was supposed to be reauthorized in 2007, but what with partisan politics, outside influences and the lack of any general consensus around the various efforts, Congress has yet to successfully reauthorize the legislation. As a result, national educational policy has been a patchwork of waivers, dodges, and weaves unworthy of a great nation.

Is There a Third Way for ESEA?

Linda Darling-Hammond | Posted 06.07.2015 | Education
Linda Darling-Hammond

As members of very different "camps" on school reform, we think there is more common ground than has yet been evident in the political process surrounding the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and its later iteration, No Child Left Behind.

Teacher Urges Congress to Fund Students Now

Teach Plus | Posted 06.02.2015 | Education
Teach Plus

Congress want to cut Elementary and Secondary Education Act funding, and, according to the Center for American Progress, the savings will be rerouted away from high-need schools and students like mine to low-poverty schools. What sort of vision of education is that? What sort of vision of our democracy is that?

Congressional Education Reauthorization: Urgent Need for School Leadership Academy Program

Gary M. Ratner | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
Gary M. Ratner

If America is serious about effectively educating the millions of disadvantaged children in its lowest-achieving schools, it must transform these schools so that they engage their students' interests and effectively teach them a challenging curriculum.

The Better Way to Improve Education: Invest and Trust

Arthur Camins | Posted 05.09.2015 | Education
Arthur Camins

Democracy, opportunity, and shared responsibility are core, if sometimes contested, and not yet realized, aspirational American values. We need a society in which there is not just more equal opportunity, but more lived equity.

Answering Chairman Alexander's Two Critical Questions for Congressional Education Reauthorization

Gary M. Ratner | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
Gary M. Ratner

Chairman Alexander, Ranking Member Murray and the Senate education committee members should adopt FEA's proposals and report out an ESEA reauthorization bill that finally provides hope for America's millions of disadvantaged students.

No ESEA Bill Is Better Than One That Fails to Protect the Poorest Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

For fifty years Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) has been the primary source of federal funding targeted to schools to serve poor children. Sadly, from the beginning states didn't keep their end of the bargain.

Resources Without Accountability Won't Work Any Better Than Accountability Without Resources

Kati Haycock | Posted 04.18.2015 | Education
Kati Haycock

At first, our coalition of national civil rights, business, and disabilities organizations may seem like odd bedfellows. Indeed, during the course of...

Why Won't Arne Duncan and Other True Believers in High-Stakes Testing Face Reality?

John Thompson | Posted 03.30.2015 | Education
John Thompson

As high-stakes testing becomes even more unpopular, we can also anticipate more of his efforts to pretend that it isn't punitive. But the use of test scores to punish is, by definition, the use of tests to punish.

Joy Resmovits

Liberal Advocates Are Aligning With Congressional Republicans On This Education Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

At the end of every school year, Stephen Lazar, a New York City social studies teacher, would stand in front of his students and apologize to them for...

Bad Ideas Can Be Bipartisan, Too

TNTP | Posted 03.17.2015 | Education
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TNTP

The best idea, in short, is a bill that retains a true commitment to assessment and accountability, and uses the lessons of NCLB to improve the partnership between states and the federal government without abdicating critical functions altogether.

Joy Resmovits

Obama Just Ensured That His Education Legacy Will Last After He Leaves Office

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration is inviting states to apply to renew their waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act. And according to guidance issued Thursd...

Joy Resmovits

Is The Obama Administration Backing Away From Standardized Testing?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

For years, the Obama administration has made tougher teacher evaluations a centerpiece of its education agenda, giving states incentives to grade educ...

The Poverty-Resources Gap: Rich Hill and the Unique Needs of Rural Schools

Elaine Weiss | Posted 07.14.2014 | Education
Elaine Weiss

The good news is that policymakers are starting to take seriously educators' assertions that poverty is no excuse, but a real, pervasive, complex problem that we must tackle if we really mean to narrow achievement gaps.

United in Leading the Way to Better Schools

Diann Woodard | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
Diann Woodard

Given the enormous impact principals have in their schools, it is imperative that school leaders receive increased support and high quality professional development.

Joy Resmovits

This State Risks Reviving No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

As states face mounting criticism for rushing to grade teachers based on students' standardized test scores, they confront a crucial choice: Move ahea...

Joy Resmovits

No Child Left Behind Author Cautions Education Dept. On Waivers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

The grandfather of the No Child Left Behind Act is putting the feds on notice, warning them not to pervert the education law's principles -- and he's ...

Low Expectations But High Hopes Remain for Action in 2014

National Council of La Raza | Posted 04.07.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

To truly rein in the income gap, reduce significant health disparities, fix our immigration system, and ensure that all children have access to a quality, affordable education, we need our government working together.

Principled, Sound Middle Way to Education Reauthorization

Gary M. Ratner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Gary M. Ratner

One way for Congress to break its six year partisan impasse is by overhauling the dysfunctional Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently called No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

The Three Words Missing From Many Anti-Bullying Policies

Deborah Temkin | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

It is clear that if a student calls another a racial epithet or a derogatory homophobic slur, that bullying is probably because of a characteristic, but bullying is often much more nuanced than this scenario.

Arne Scorns Iowa: Political Courage or Political Suicide?

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

Iowans love their schools and their teachers; it's not going to be hard to paint this as a classic case of Washington bureaucrats gone wild.

Iowa First State To Have Request For NCLB Waiver Rejected

Posted 06.25.2012 | Education

The U.S. Department of Education has turned down Iowa’s No Child Left Behind waiver request, according to a letter sent to Iowa Department of Educat...

A States' Rights Revolt Led by ... California?

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

Three cheers for California's governor, state superintendent, and state board chair, for applying for a waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (aka No Child Left Behind) that doesn't kowtow to Washington.

Schools Nationwide Flagged For Possible Cheating, Some Question Analysis

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education

ATLANTA — Hundreds of school systems nationwide exhibit suspicious test scores that point to the possibility of cheating, according to an investigat...