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California Has One Of Nation's Widest Gaps In Hispanic-White Reading Proficiency

| Sarah Garland | Posted 12.26.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. This is the second of a three-part series. Read the first piece, English-Learning Students ...

English Learners Far Behind Under English-Only Methods

| Sarah Garland | Posted 12.25.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. BALDWIN PARK, Calif. –- The end of the school day in Patty Sanchez’s kindergarten cl...

Civil Rights Education 'Dismal' Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 11.30.2011 | Education

"Dismal." Likely not a word ever preferred in an educational setting, but the description the Southern Poverty Law Center found appropriate to ass...

What Do We Want Kids to Know About History?

Grant Calder | Posted 10.26.2011 | Education
Grant Calder

While we're reworking our curricula, we could also reassure our fellow citizens that things are rarely as bad as they seem -- including the state of students' historical knowledge.

Joy Resmovits

Back To School In Texas: Scrutiny Of Rick Perry's Education Record Shows Mixed Results | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's k-12 education record has become the Obama administration's newest piñata -- but the administration's attacks mostly paint Pe...

Joy Resmovits

Latino Student, Teacher Populations Don't Match Up | 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 ...

Long-Term Gains In Minority Education: An Overlooked Success?

Jack Jennings | Posted 07.08.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

Although achievement is not where it should be, notable improvements have been made for white students, African American students, and Latino students.

Federal Aid to the Schools -- Wasteful or Helpful?

Jack Jennings | Posted 06.21.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

The proportion of students who are the focus of federal aid is growing. Thus, we should reconfirm our commitment to bringing about greater equity in education.

Lowest Reading Scores By State (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If you want to know reading scores, the NAEP, the National Assessment of Educational Progress, tests students every year in reading and math to see ho...

My Part in Arts Education, Preservation, and Collaboration

Ashley Bouder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ashley Bouder

As artists and people dedicated to the arts, it is our responsibility to spearhead arts education -- and help integrate it into our education systems.

Alarming Results In Nation's Report Card

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Very few students have the advanced skills that could lead to careers in science and technology, according to results of a national exam released Tues...

Stop the Teacher Bashing Already!

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

And we must reject the educational policies that tie teachers' hands and force them to treat their students like raw material on a production line.

Not All Earmarks Are Evil

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Kluger

Will the current political posturing over earmarks upend America's efforts to improve our kids literacy and, in the process, make for a stronger and better educated nation?

12th Grade Reading Scores Worse Than In 1992

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

MIAMI — A national education assessment released Thursday shows that high school seniors have made some improvement in reading, but remain below...

"Teach Your Children Well"

Pat Earley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pat Earley

A commitment to improving the quality of early education benefits everyone and may be the most cost-effective economic investment for our future.

Gov. Paterson: Where Is Your Education Strategy?

Thomas W. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thomas W. Carroll

Since taking office as governor, Paterson has yet to articulate an educational vision. His most significant education proposals have revolved around student access to snack foods.

Educating for Democracy: Randi Weingarten's Faustian Bargain

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

More nationwide use of "standardized test scores" troubles me, since they are being so often abused and misused these days in Mayor Bloomberg's administration of the public schools.