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John Celock

Republican Lawmaker: Kindergarten Could Lead To 400 Percent Crime Jump

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in New Hampshire explained his controversial statement last week that kindergarten leads to higher crime was based on statistics...

Joy Resmovits

NEA's Dennis Van Roekel: We Can't Accept Unqualified Teachers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.02.2012 | Education

After a few years of tremendous membership loss, the nation's largest teachers' union is reinventing itself. "Instead of waiting for someone to tel...

Joy Resmovits

Court Decision Could Affect Education As Much As No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.30.2012 | Education

When Althea, a student in Mauldin, S.C., started taking Yvonne Mason's senior English class, the pregnant teen only wanted one thing: to graduate. ...

Teach For America Alums Face Stark Union Opposition

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Lawmaker Behind Controversial Voter ID Remark Backed By Education Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Republican in Pennsylvania is facing a firestorm for recently admitting that a voter identification law in the state likely would ...

U.S. Mayors Back Parents Seizing Control Of Schools

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Education

* Teachers' unions fiercely oppose "parent trigger" laws * Many Democratic mayors split with unions on issue * Opponents...

Romney Shifts Focus To Education, Teachers' Unions

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Originally planning to focus on education, Mitt Romney instead reignited the debate over his business credentials on Wednesday, wel...

Joy Resmovits

Race To The Top Adds School Districts To U.S. Education Competition

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.22.2012 | Education

Race to the Top, the U.S. Education Department's $4.35 billion contest, is getting personal. The competition this year opens $400 million in grant ...

Advocates Fight Fat: 'School Setting Does Not Support Health'

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2012 | Education

* Nonprofits want greater role for U.S. Education Department * Health needs to be integrated into school policies -groups ...

Top 10 donors make up a third of donations to super PACs

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By John Dunbar and Michael BeckeliWatch NewsContrary to expectations, the much-criticized court decisions that gave us "super PACs" have not led to ...

John Celock

Union Leaders Target Bullying

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.11.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON - The heads of the nation's two largest teachers' unions stressed Tuesday night the need for government leaders to continue to focus on bul...

Joy Resmovits

Harkin, Ryan Spar Over Littlest Learners

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.29.2012 | Education

Even as a growing body of research attests to the importance of early childhood education as an antidote to poverty, the House is preparing to pass a ...

California School Board Blocks Parent Takeover Bid

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | Education

By Troy Anderson ADELANTO, Calif., March 28 (Reuters) - A group of activist parents in this impoverished community were thwarted again...

High Stakes Testing: Who's Cheating Whom?

Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 05.28.2012 | Education
Dennis Van Roekel

Let's get back to the core purpose of public education -- ensuring students have access to a great education that prepares them for lifelong learning and success -- and leave the pressure cooker for pot roasts.

Hostile Takeover: Parents Seek Control Of Failing School In High-Stakes U.S. Education Reform

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2012 | Education

(Corrects information about the founding of Parent Revolution, adds that union backed anti-trigger activist in Florida, clarifies proposed structure...

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Can't Get No Satisfaction, Says Survey

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education

After a year that brought budget cuts, booming class sizes, radical hiring changes and governors who curtailed collective-bargaining rights, teachers'...

Celebrate Read Across America Day

Sara Ferguson | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education
Sara Ferguson

Take the time to share a book with a child. Time spent reading with children not only increases their academic achievement, but also improves their self esteem.

Teachers Unions Step Up to Lead on Education Reform

Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 04.23.2012 | Education
Dennis Van Roekel

The only way to turn around struggling schools is to work together -- by demanding concrete changes that make low student achievement totally unacceptable for any group of students.

Emmeline Zhao

Adult Film Proceeds To Go To School Reading Program?

HuffingtonPost.com | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 02.07.2012 | Education

Talk about dirty money. American schools and educational programs might be drowning from lack of funding, but being deep in the red isn't deterring on...

New National Sex Ed Standards Encourage 'Safe Sex,' Sexual Identity, Anti-Bullying

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Young elementary school students should use the proper names for body parts and, by the end of fifth grade, know that sexual orientation...

Joy Resmovits

Group Encourages Ditching Standardized Tests

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.06.2012 | Education

Last year, stress about Pennsylvania's state standardized tests caused third grader John Michael Rosenblum to start scratching himself so hard in his ...

Matt Damon And Mom Reject Award Nomination

Posted 01.14.2013 | Education

Matt Damon and his mother, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, have declined a nomination for the Friend of Education award from the National Education Association'...

Leading the Profession

Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 02.28.2012 | Education
Dennis Van Roekel

The status quo in public education isn't working. Not for students -- and not for educators. Now, more than ever, our schools need a highly skilled and effective teaching force to guide students in meeting the challenges of the 21st century.

The NEA's 'New Professionalism'

Richard Lee Colvin | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education
Richard Lee Colvin

An NEA commission report released last Thursday appears to depart from union positions on seniority; tenure; performance pay; student achievement as a factor in evaluations; and the role of teachers in evaluating their colleagues.

Joy Resmovits

How The Super Committee's Failure Hurts K-12 Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

Seventy thousand teaching jobs. More than one billion in Title I grants to disadvantaged school districts. Nearly 900 million in funding for special e...