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When College Curricula Fail: 'Who You Gonna Call?'

Eric M. Bledsoe | Posted 10.29.2016 | College
Eric M. Bledsoe

In the first act of 1984's Ghostbusters, the university dean tells our parapsychologist heroes that their funding has been pulled and they have to get off the campus immediately. Dr. Peter Venkman, played by Bill Murray, responds "But the kids love us."

Teachers May Be Staying In The Classroom Longer Than Expected, Says Study

ed | John Fensterwald | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. A recent federal study found that a much smaller percentage of beg...

Rebecca Klein

American Kids Are Poorer Than They Were Decades Ago, Education Report Shows | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

Poverty, which affects a growing number of American students, begins its negative impact on learning as early as the beginning of kindergarten, accord...

'I Don't Know If I Would Still Be a Teacher': The Importance of Supportive Leadership

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 05.11.2016 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Ensuring that teachers develop strong professional relationships immediately upon entering school is only part of what makes up "supportive leadership," but it is a concrete example of how a school leader can not only help a teacher begin but give him a reason to stay to make a career.

Here Are The States That Spend The Most On Public School Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

The National Center for Education Statistics on Thursday released its latest data on how much money states are investing in public school students. ...

More Than Half Of American Public Schoolchildren Now Live In Poverty: Study

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

For the first time, more than half of U.S. public school students live in low-income households, according to a new analysis from the Southern Educati...

These Are The States With The Most Students For Every Teacher

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents

There are substantially more students per every teacher in California than there are in Vermont. New data released this week from the National Cen...

Teachers Who Leave The Classroom Seem To Be A Lot Happier At Their New Jobs

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Over half of teachers who recently left the classroom reported better working conditions and more autonomy at their new jobs, according to a survey re...

Tyler Kingkade

Many Recent College Graduates Have Found Jobs | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.08.2014 | College

NEW YORK -- College graduates who entered the labor market during the Great Recession in 2008 are doing fine finding employment, a government study re...

These Are The States Where Students Most Often Bring Weapons To School

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

Just hours after the government released its 16th annual report on school safety Tuesday, a tragic school shooting took place at Reynolds High School ...

Conservatives Don't Really Care About Improving Education

Dale Hansen | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Dale Hansen

No one is suggesting that we can't improve educational outcomes but pretending that a severely biased reading of an immaterial report somehow confirms the need for highly suspect partisan solutions could be the best example of where our school systems really do need to improve.

Leadership in Education -- Enhancing the 'Other' Pipeline

Michael Seo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michael Seo

Certainly, the education sector is neither immune to change nor simple in construct and regulation. Improving how teachers teach and students are educated can be accelerated by providing a stronger working environment.

Joy Resmovits

Why Aren't High School Kids Learning? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

Despite the popular hand-wringing over America's schools, younger students are actually performing at significantly higher levels in reading and math ...

Keeping Score: Using Evidence to Improve Lives

Michele Jolin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Michele Jolin

Only a limited number of government programs use data and evidence to guide funding choices or conduct evaluations to understand the impact after programs are implemented, meaning we know startlingly little about which government programs are working and which are not.

Our Illiterate Children: Does Education Technology Put More Responsibility on Parents?

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents
Andrew Cherwenka

Education technology company Ooka Island is targeting parents and communities, not just teachers, in its quest to eradicate illiteracy. Is it a great example of technology's potential or a reflection of a broken school system?

DC's Gaping Wound: Income and Education Gaps Are Gutting Mobility

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.15.2012 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

America is witnessing some of its highest income inequality and lowest social mobility rates ever. If we are to fix any of this, it is best that we start at home, in our back yard, and in our nation's capital. And that begins with the Anacostia.

Hitting a Home Run With Math During the World Series

Laura Overdeck | Posted 12.26.2012 | Parents
Laura Overdeck

Parents all know to read bedtime stories to their kids to build an early foundation for literacy, but most parents do not make numbers a part of the daily home routine.

Alex Kuczynski-Brown

Most U.S. Students Lack Writing Proficiency: NAEP | Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 09.18.2012 | Education

Only roughly one quarter of eighth and 12th graders are proficient in writing, according to results from the National Assessment of Educational Progre...

Joy Resmovits

Performance Still Dismal On National Math, Reading Tests | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.10.2012 | Education

Students performed marginally better over the last two years on the nation's most reliable math and reading exam, according to results released Tuesda...

Dropout Rates For Minority And Poor Students Disproportionately High

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

Debate over the No Child Left Behind revision continues on the Senate floor as lawmakers attempt to find middle ground on how the education law should...

Joy Resmovits

Standardized Tests' Measures Of Student Performance Vary Widely: Study | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education

The United States has 50 distinct states, which means there are 50 distinct definitions of "proficient" on standardized tests for students. For exa...

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...

Less Than Half Of College Students Attained Degrees In The Last 6 Years, New Study Shows

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The National Center for Education Statistics this week released findings of a longitudinal study that followed the attainment and persistence rates of...

Minority Students Attending College In Larger Numbers: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A new report from the United States Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics indicates that minority students are increasingly ...