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Reformers and Educators Can Stand With Hillary Clinton

Peter Cunningham | Posted 07.05.2016 | Education
Peter Cunningham

Kudos to Hillary Clinton. After some anti-charter rhetoric earlier in the campaign she had the guts to tell 7,000 members of the the National Educatio...

Congressman Declares War On Revolutionary Mimes... That Talk!

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

On March 4, 2016 CNN did a report on U.S. Congressman Steve Russell, of Oklahoma, who had just produced his second annual "Waste Watch," a list of all the things he believes Americans would or should, be shocked to find their tax dollars go to.

Ignoring Poetry Means Ignoring Diversity

Hippo Reads | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Hippo Reads

I have to ask this of the 2015 listmakers: where's all the poetry?

Make This Thanksgiving Unforgettable for Those You Love

Kare Anderson | Posted 10.13.2015 | Good News
Kare Anderson

Now anyone anywhere can record their story about someone who made a meaningful difference in their life.

For Republicans, Killing Unions Is More Important Than Improving Education

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

If you care about the future of education in the U.S. then the Republican Presidential debates have been a massive disappointment. The problem is that the candidates all believe the same thing, so there is nothing to debate. In fact, through two debates, education has only come up once.

"WeHo Reads: Banned Books" Brings Together Literature, Art and Film

Lisa Derrick | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

When the left and right agree on something, it's time to realize that books, art and ideas, even if we disagree with them, are vital to our growth as individuals and as a society.

Our Golden Opportunity

Lily Eskelsen Garcia | Posted 07.05.2016 | Education
Lily Eskelsen Garcia

With the reauthorization of the absurd and dysfunctional NCLB, we have a chance to once again let teachers teach and let students learn. We have a chance to ignite their imaginations, encourage them to reach their full potential, and expand their world view beyond filling in bubble tests with a #2 pencil.

NEA's Lily Eskelsen Garcia Remains Faithful to Gates Funding

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Billionaire Gates has the ear of scores of influential individuals. It's a great exchange: You give us money; we give you an audience.

Rebecca Klein

Largest Teachers Union Already Involved In 2016 Presidential Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

The National Education Association, the largest U.S. teachers union, has already jumped into the 2016 presidential race, even though only one major ca...

Let's Make 2015 the Year of the Whole Child

Becky Pringle | Posted 03.23.2015 | Education
Becky Pringle

We need to provide paths for educators to become leaders outside their classrooms in order to make sure schools and communities are meeting the needs of the whole child.

Republican Road Funding Plan Deals Another Blow to Democracy

Dale Hansen | Posted 02.15.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

For more than a decade now, the Michigan Legislature has failed to properly fund the Department of Transportation, which has resulted in a steady decline in the quality of Michigan's roads.

NEA and National PTA Encourage Nation to Celebrate American Education Week

Otha Thornton | Posted 01.18.2015 | Education
Otha Thornton

Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility, a renewed call to all citizens -- parents, teachers, education support professionals, elected officials, community leaders, and yes, students -- to make our schools great for all Americans.

Degrees Not Debt

Lily Eskelsen Garcia | Posted 01.18.2015 | Education
Lily Eskelsen Garcia

How do you tell a promising student with the heart and mind to be a fantastic teacher that she can't afford to join us in the world's best profession?

What's At Stake In Public Education

Diane Ravitch | Posted 09.17.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

If present trends continue, the U.S. will have a dual system of education in another decade. What is at stake is the great tradition of public schools, open to all, supported by all, controlled by the public, not corporations.

Replace Arne Duncan with Secretary of Education Bill Gates

John Thompson | Posted 09.06.2014 | Education
John Thompson

Secretary of Education Bill Gates might confront the contradictions between his hypotheses on school improvement and reality. He might even recognize the impossibility of implementing value-added teacher evaluations and Common Core testing at the same time.

Five Suggestions to Improve Arts Policy in DC's FY15

Robert Bettmann | Posted 06.08.2014 | DC
Robert Bettmann

With the democratic primary completed, it's time to assess mayor Gray on the arts.

Music Therapy and Military Populations: An Update

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

I am very pleased to inform our readers that the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) has just announced the publication of Music Therapy and Mil...

Gates Is Funding USDOE Conferences and 'Innovations'

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 04.06.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Bill Gates is paying a "nonprofit" already overly involved in federal affairs to "help" the USDOE "improve" its operations -- and no doubt those "improvements" will coincidentally serve the lucrative, privatizing purposes of the nonprofit-affiliated "improvers."

Expecting More: Rigor and Excellence in Our Classrooms

Isiah Thomas | Posted 02.23.2014 | Education
Isiah Thomas

We owe it to our children and ourselves to demand higher expectations and a system where all stakeholders, from the state house to the school house are held accountable when it comes to education.

The Principles That Unite Us

John Thompson | Posted 02.10.2014 | Education
John Thompson

The time is right for educators to reintroduce our old-fashioned, sensible, evidence-based approach to school improvement. "The Principles that Unite Us" presents a balanced game plan for communities and labor to unite for educational and social justice.

Progressives Must Stand Up Against the Right Wing War on Public Employees

Robert Creamer | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

For many years the American Right -- and many of the most powerful elements of corporate and Wall Street elite -- have conducted a war on public employees. It's time for Progressives -- and Americans of all stripes -- to wake up and smell the coffee.

Sense and Sustainability in Education Reform

Harriet Sanford | Posted 02.02.2014 | Education
Harriet Sanford

It's a question that's daunted educators for decades: Why haven't well-intentioned efforts to improve teaching and learning in our schools had the kind of impact we want and need?

The MOOC Backlash -- A Response

Jonathan Haber | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Jonathan Haber

As a cautious enthusiast, I'm thrilled that people like Professor Meisenhelder are around to reinforce the important lesson that just because Tom Friedman says something (including the MOOC) is the unstoppable wave of the future does not necessarily make it so.

Paul Blumenthal

Donors To Liberal Dark Money Group Revealed

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The billionaire Koch brothers and their conservative network may be the best-known users of "dark money," but their liberal foes have no...

NEA, AFT, Common Core, and VAM

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

I have been told that "the unions" are the major forces on the side of classroom teachers in this fight against the corporate takeover of American public education. I want that to be true -- but I cannot ignore what I am seeing.