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How Education Policy Waves Shape Ed-Tech Products

Adam J. Geller | Posted 07.22.2015 | Education
Adam J. Geller

The current congressional debate for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the law which determines federal policy for public schools, is certain to create new opportunities for businesses and may even create new roadblocks.

Open Letter to Senator Sanders

Arthur Goldstein | Posted 07.22.2015 | Education
Arthur Goldstein

In order for us to continue to organize and mobilize our communities' voters to support you, we need you to clearly articulate a position that is anti Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and high-stakes testing (HST) and in favor of decoupling testing from teacher evaluations.

The Power of Collective Voice

Randi Weingarten | Posted 07.19.2015 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Through the union, educators are raising our collective voice. Together with parents and students, educators are turning the tide. Teaching is our heart. Our students are our soul. And the union is our spine. When educators raise their voice and their power, we can reclaim the promise of public education.

Rebecca Klein

Congress Takes Major Step In Finally Overhauling No Child Left Behind Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

The Senate voted 81-17 to overhaul the Bush-era No Child Left Behind Act Thursday afternoon, passing a bipartisan bill that gives states more flexibil...

Pearson Takes Big Hit in Continuing War Over Common Core

Alan Singer | Posted 07.14.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

Last week Pearson lost its 40 to 50 million dollar contract to provide 3rd through 8th grade Common Core aligned high-stakes tests in New York State.

Admiring the Problem, or Solving It

Kati Haycock | Posted 07.13.2015 | Education
Kati Haycock

In fall 2016, Jamillah will leave her Head Start classroom to begin kindergarten in a suburb of Washington, DC. Like many of her Head Start classmates, she is a tiny bundle of joy and curiosity; she loves colored pencils and books of all sorts, and adores singing the alphabet song.

Fixing No Child Left Behind: We Must All Work Together to Ensure Student Success

Stacey D. Stewart | Posted 07.13.2015 | Education
Stacey D. Stewart

When Estefania first came to Lincoln Elementary School in Lehigh Valley, PA, she struggled to speak English and to participate in school. But now, she's an enthusiastic, engaged student who's taken on leadership roles and mentoring younger students.

House Passes Republican Led No Child Left Behind Overhaul

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to strike a bipartisan chord, the Senate worked Thursday on a major revision of the 2002 No Child Left Behind law, a day af...

Joy Resmovits

These Are The States That Demand The Least Of Their Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

What does it mean to be passing math class? The answer to this question varies from state to state, according to a new report released by the resea...

Congress Attempts To Overhaul No Child Left Behind, Again

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House is trying again to pass a GOP-led rewrite of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law, with conservatives aiming t...

Congress Might Finally Overhaul No Child Left Behind. Here's What That Means For Kids.

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

The No Child Left Behind Act, a George W. Bush-era law that expired in 2007, may finally be on its way to becoming fully defunct. On Tuesday, the ...

House and Senate Taking Up NCLB Rewrite This Week Could Result In Leftover Fireworks for Federal Education Policy

Bob Wise | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
Bob Wise

This could be the most momentous week in federal education policy in the thirteen years since No Child Left Behind (NCLB) became law. The fact that the U.S. Senate is scheduled to take up a major rewrite of NCLB is historic in and of it itself.

Senate's ESEA Challenge: Strengthen Accountability to Help Schools Improve, Not Perpetuate Test-driven Accountability

Gary M. Ratner | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
Gary M. Ratner

If we've learned anything from the failure of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), it should be that NCLB's accountability strategy -- pressuring schools to continuously raise standardized test scores -- doesn't work.

Senate, House Look To Update Bush-Era Education Law

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's something most Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on - an update to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education l...

Obama Administration Says It Won't Support Revised No Child Left Behind Bills

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration said Monday it cannot support either the Senate or the House versions of bills being considered this week ...

Ten Signs Your Child Is in a Failing School District

Randy Turner | Posted 07.01.2015 | Education
Randy Turner

In these days of Common Core State Standards and continuing attacks on public education by billionaires and their bought-and-paid-for legislators, parents need a few guidelines on how to tell if their child is in a failing school district.

Evidence-Based vs. Evidence-Proven

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Way back in 2001, when we were all a lot younger and more naïve, Congress passed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). It had all kinds of ideas in it, some better than others. The emphasis on research was certainly novel, and even revolutionary in many ways.

Educating for Democracy: 'The Numbers Game'

Joel Shatzky | Posted 06.12.2015 | Education
Joel Shatzky

After hearing the "good news" of the high school graduation rate nationally -- over 81 percent -- I recalled a blog I wrote for Huffington Post four years ago.

ESEA Reauthorization Needs Stronger Family Engagement Provisions

Otha Thornton | Posted 06.11.2015 | Education
Otha Thornton

I call on the Senate to include provisions in the Every Child Achieves Act that would provide states and districts the capacity and necessary resources to support effective family engagement strategies in every school to help every child succeed academically and reach his or her full potential.

Tribal School Gains 'Historic' Waiver From No Child Left Behind Rules

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

The Miccosukee Indian School has received a waiver under the No Child Left Behind Act, making it the first individual school to be granted flexibility...

Christie Dumps Common Core? So What?

Peter Greene | Posted 05.31.2015 | Education
Peter Greene

So Chris Christie has decided to repudiate the Common Core. Big frickin' deal. Here are just a few of the reasons that his newly-discovered disdain for the standards is unimpressive, and unlikely to help save the fantasy of Christie running for President, ever.

Shouldn't Somebody Have to Intervene?

Kati Haycock | Posted 05.28.2015 | Education
Kati Haycock

If a low-income child is trapped in a school that has been failing its children for years, shouldn't someone in a responsible position act to intervene?

Fears That Children Will "Slip Back Into the Shadows"

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 05.27.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Like many educators, Craig Gfeller doesn't like every provision in federal education law. But as principal of a high-poverty school in the exurbs of Washington, D.C., he considers a couple of them critical for his students.

Why Kids May Actually Need More Testing, Not Less

Michael Lombardo | Posted 05.17.2015 | Education
Michael Lombardo

The education world has been buzzing after a segment on John Oliver's Last Week Tonight (warning - adult language) that viciously lampooned standardized testing. It's a funny piece about a serious issue that has polarized parents and lawmakers across the country. Are we testing kids too much?

Don't Let Our Kids Fall through the Cracks

Kati Haycock | Posted 05.15.2015 | Education
Kati Haycock

This year, I am spending a lot of my time inside the beltway, advocating on behalf of students and families who have been traditionally underserved. ...