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Our (Severely Depressed) Child Was Left Behind

Amy Aves Challenger | Posted 01.28.2016 | Parents
Amy Aves Challenger

For the last four months, my son has been severely depressed, buried in a down comforter desiring only to attach to a computer or snuggle with a pillow. I've feared losing him. He's rarely been willing to leave the house or often his room.

Next Steps in Closing the Gaps in Arts Education in Our Schools

Jesse Rosen | Posted 01.20.2016 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

Here are some highlights of why as a parent, nonprofit leader and arts advocate, I am so pleased with the direction of the new law, but also concerned about next steps.

Music Hits A High Note In Education -- Finally!

Lydia Kontos | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
Lydia Kontos

If our public schools are going to truly help their students reach their full potential, they need to be unified in the view that music is a necessary subject in all of our schools.

The Every Student Succeeds Act: A Promising Step Toward Putting Students at the Center

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 01.12.2016 | Education
Nicholas Donohue

President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law recently. This response to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) - the 2002 rendition of t...

New Education Law Awakens the Force for Tech Investment by Districts

Adam J. Geller | Posted 01.11.2016 | Education
Adam J. Geller

Co-authored by NEERU KHOSLA, Executive Director of CK-12 Foundation. Star Wars fans may feel ten years was a long wait for the latest update to the s...

It's Never Too Late to Thank Your Teacher

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 01.06.2016 | Education
Jody Gastfriend

It takes more than political promises to truly inspire children, show them the gift of their own potential and prepare them to tackle life's many challenges. It takes really great teachers.

Educating for Democracy: Scamming High School Graduation Rates

Joel Shatzky | Posted 01.02.2016 | Education
Joel Shatzky

Instead of pretending that genuine learning can be obtained with testing, educators must put their own pressure on the policy makers to address issues in learning where learning begins: in pre-school environments. As

After-school Program Funding Remains Separate Under New Major Education Law

EdSource | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. After-school and summer programs will not only retain a separ...

Department Of Education Gives States Guidance On New Schools Law

EdSource | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. One week after President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succee...

Education Policies Worthy of the Name 'Reform'

Randi Weingarten | Posted 12.20.2015 | Education
Randi Weingarten

This new law can create positive change. States will now take the lead on accountability, interventions and teacher evaluation systems. While some states will mess up, we hope most will learn from the failures of NCLB and give teachers and schools the latitude and support to deeply engage students and to focus on the whole child.

Every Student Succeeds Act and the Utah Data Alliance

Oliver Leung | Posted 12.17.2015 | Education
Oliver Leung

Americans spend 6.4% of GDP on education (3rd highest amongst OECD countries), but has one of the lowest participation rates in upper secondary educat...

A Game Changer for Education - And American Students

Michele Jolin | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Michele Jolin

Could a significant investment in evidence-based education funding signal the beginning of the end of partisan gridlock in Washington? There is certai...

The President Just Signed A Bill That Will Transform Education

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

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Back to the Chalkboard: The Soft Patience for High Expectations

Mark Silva | Posted 12.09.2015 | Education
Mark Silva

As eagerly as the Common Core regimen was embraced, it was disavowed in a Tea Party-inspired wave of opposition to what was become known simply as government outreach. And as strongly as the teachers' unions had campaigned for educational reform, they deemed the government's obsession with a testing an albatross hanging over the careers of educators who could handle their own classrooms perfectly well.

National Education Policy Could Look Pretty Different Soon

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

The Senate voted on Wednesday to pass an overhaul of No Child Left Behind called the Every Student Succeeds Act. The move comes after the House of Re...

The No Child Left Behind Overhaul Could Seriously Help Preschools

EdSource | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published.  The revision of the No Child Left Behind law now before Congres...

Congress Goes Into Legislative Overdrive Before Holidays (Video)

GVH Live | Posted 12.07.2015 | College
GVH Live

By Jordan Stephen It has become something of a holiday tradition. Capitol Hill, which has earned a reputation as a beacon of lethargy and obstruct...

Will Every Student Succeed? Not With This New Law

Alan Singer | Posted 12.06.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

I will be glad to see NCLB left behind and RTTT stopped, but I do not see how ESSA is a victory for education in the United States. Does anyone believe that low-funded poorly performing states like Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, New Mexico and West Virginia, will create meaningful accountability systems and tests that will expose the low quality public education they offer Black and Latino students?

No Child Left Behind Rewrite Passes House Easily

AP | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- After years of failed efforts, the House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to sharply scale back the federal role in American educati...

House Gears Up To Vote On No Child Left Behind Rewrite

AP | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House is ready to vote Wednesday on a long-sought rewrite of the 2002 No Child Left Behind education law that would roll back ...

What You Need To Know About The No Child Left Behind Rewrite

AP | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

 WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law has long been criticized as unworkable, too punitive and in need of repair. ...

Congress Presses Ahead In Trying To Replace No Child Left Behind

AP | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

 WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is pressing ahead with efforts to update the much-criticized No Child Left Behind education law. A bipartisan confe...

This Is How Much Time Students Actually Spend Taking Standardized Tests

AP | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Students, parents and teachers have long lamented the hours that kids spend taking standardized tests, especially since the introd...

Arne Duncan's Legacy: Growing Influence of a Network of Private Actors on Public Education

The Conversation US | Posted 10.08.2015 | Education
The Conversation US

Arne Duncan did not invent political networks. And yet, to use a term of education professors Janelle Scott and Catherine DiMartino, he has acted as a "gatekeeper" by bringing a private network to the fore in education, and further opening public education to privatized influences.

A Somber Message on World Teachers' Day 2015: Our Teachers Are at Risk

The Conversation US | Posted 10.05.2015 | Education
The Conversation US

What is among the first actions that brutal totalitarian regimes take upon assuming power? They imprison, exile or "disappear" teachers.