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Where Do the 2016 Candidates Stand on Education?

Michael Lombardo | Posted 08.04.2015 | Education
Michael Lombardo

As parents, community members and taxpayers, we deserve to know where our candidates stand on critical education issues.

The 5 Teachers You Meet in Heaven: What It Really Takes to Save Our Schools

Yohuru Williams | Posted 07.15.2015 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Teachers, of course, can lead the way, not toward some false utopia embodied in the privatizing, anti-union, agenda of the testing moguls but in education's humanistic roots -- providing young people with multiple pathways to success.

Do You Really Know What the Common Core Is?

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 10.01.2014 | Education
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Having written curricula and lesson plans geared to the high school level Common Core Standards, I just don't see what all the hub bub's about.

From Career-Changer to 'Reform'-Fighter

John Owens | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
John Owens

What does it take to transform a middle-aged publishing executive from the suburbs into a fire-breathing fighter for public schools and an outspoken o...

Parents Support Standardized Testing, According To Poll

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents

Often criticized as too prescriptive and all-consuming, standardized tests have support among parents, who view them as a useful way to measure both s...

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Unions Pull Back From National Learning Standards? | 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...

Minnesota Task Force Recommends Dropping Math Graduation Exam

Posted 11.28.2012 | Education

A state education task force is urging the Minnesota Legislature to drop the state’s high-stakes math exit exam after a Minneapolis school district ...

Protests Against Surge In Standardized Testing Sweeps Nation

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon June 12 (Reuters) - A backlash against high-stakes standardized testing is sweeping through U.S. school districts ...

FCAT Scores Fall For Some As State Drops Standards For More Passing Grades

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 05.24.2012 | Education

The portion of Florida third graders who could be held back jumped to 18 percent this year as a result of low scores on the state's rigorous new stand...

Joy Resmovits

U.S. Education Secretary Rides 'The Magic School Bus' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan kicked off his three-day Great Lakes bus tour here, in a city he calls a national model for...

Joy Resmovits

Race To The Top -- Pre-School Edition | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

To win money from the federal government's early childhood Race to the Top contest, states are encouraged to implement "kindergarten entry assessments...

Newspaper Flunks State Test

Julie Woestehoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Julie Woestehoff

Until newspapers stop turning the complicated science of education into a numbers racket, the lies will keep coming, and our children will continue to lose out on their best hope for a successful future.